Weekend Review: Thrillers in Manila and the Million while Turbo Series gets under way

A brief round-up of the results on PokerStars this past weekend...

Weekend highlights on PokerStars

joker180785 wins the Sunday Million
Turbo Series gets underway
Platinum Passes in Manila

joker180785 wins the Sunday Million

It was a tense affair in the Sunday Million this week. In football that usually means a dreary nil-nil draw, but in Sunday Million poker it tends to mean the winner was hard to predict until the very last hand.

As Jason Kirk reported, the heads-up contest was no one sided formality, with eventual winner joker180785 overcoming a tough opponent in dennysramos2 of Brazil. This came after a deal of the money had already been arranged. At stakes a pride, and the prestige associated with a Sunday Million title. It was good stuff, and well worth reading about.

Sunday Million ($215 NL Hold'em) results
Entries: 6,117 (4,914 entries, 1,203 re-entries)
Prize pool: $1,223,400
Places paid: 1,106

1. joker180785 (Romania) $148,775.53*
2. dennysramos2 (Brazil) $132,299.42*
3. Pablo "pablotenisis" Fernandez (Mexico) $81,339.70
4. Pseudo Fruto (Brazil) $57,081.64
5. Erikajax1 (Malta) $40,058.15
6. ibreakutoday (Germany) $28,111.52
7. Balasy-AA (Kyrgyzstan) $19,727.81
8. WATnlos (Austria) $13,844.48
9. Steinzz (Brazil) $9,715.63
* denotes results of a heads-up deal leaving $24,468 for the winner

Weekend winners

Here's a look at the top ten results from the weekend on PokerStars.

$215 Sunday Million - PSPC Sunday Tournamentjoker180785Romania $148,775.53
Turbo Series 03: $530 NLHE [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Sunday Supersonic SE]Dannyz0rRomania $91,723.33
Turbo Series 01: $109 NLHEmadwin1Germany $70,738.00
$2,100 Sunday High RollerhdjgkfkgsdlUnited Kingdom $47,263.79
$215 Sunday Warm-Up - PSPC Sunday Tournament AAsuited91Germany $45,029.63
Turbo Series 02: $215 NLHE [Progressive KO]bulkirRussia$39,558.64
Sunday 500GadMOCosta Rica $28,452.41
$11 Sunday Storm - PSPC Sunday Tournament JonnyoiBrazil $26,998.23
$22 Mini Sunday Million - PSPC Sunday Tournamentjoansav1980Cyprus $25,606.83
$109 Sunday Cooldown [Turbo]L1VeYRdrEamSCanada $20,519.83

Click here to pick out some of the other big winners from the weekend of February 17 to 18, 2018 on PokerStars.

Turbo Series under way

Turbo series has started, with three events completed yesterday. Here are the full box scores, with details of what's coming up today below.

Turbo Series 01: $109 NLHE $500K Gtd
Entries: 8,869
Prize pool: $886,900
Places paid: 1,277

1. madwin1 (Germany) $70,735.00*
2. Zarbon250 [2] (Canada) $52,549.32*
3. joaombrito [2] (Poland) $45,143.38*
4. Far2012 (Netherlands) $52,094.38*
5. TheDegenFund (Mexico) $47,651.40*
6. ZhenyaD7 (Belarus) $52,742.59*
7. NesKau09 (Brazil) $54,960.60*
8. grind4ever [3] (Sweden) $9,874.83
9. cachaçapura (Brazil) $6,880.57
* denotes seven-way deal

Turbo Series 02: 215 NLHE [Progressive KO] $400K Gtd
Entries: 8,869
Prize pool: $886,900
Places paid: 1,277

1. bulkir (Russia) $39,558.64*
2. vidi.pkr (Romania) $24,807.52*
3. hanibal1301 (Montenegro) $22,992.10*
4. Jansons55 (Latvia) $27,255.89*
5. ScatLatt23 (Canada) $23,096.58*
6. diplv (Latvia) $8,920.13
7. Killer_ooooo (Cyprus) $6,358.54
8. Lifesucksyah (Sweden) $4,532.60
9. Timeli88 (Switzerland) $3,230.99
* denotes five-way deal

Turbo Series 03: $530 NLHE [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Sunday Supersonic SE]
Entries: 1,302
Prize pool: $657,184.50
Places paid: 167

1. Dannyz0r (Romania) $91,723.33*
2. girafganger7 (Belgium) $81,086.39*
3. maucchi (Japan) $49,445.24
4. WATnlos [2] (Austria) $34,452.10
5. ha0444 (Lebanon) $24,005.30
6. Lena900 (Sweden) $16,726.26
* denotes two-way deal

Today in the Turbo Series

We're off and running in the Turbo Series with three events of 74 already completed, and five more starting today.

10am Turbo Series 04: $55 NLHE, $100K Gtd
12pm Turbo Series 05: $109 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Win the Button], $150K Gtd
2pm Turbo Series 06: $530 NLHE [8-Max], $250K Gtd
4pm Turbo Series 07: $215 5-Card PLO [6-Max], $50K Gtd
6pm Turbo Series 08: $215 NLHE [Heads-Up, Progressive Total KO, Zoom], $100K Gtd

Check out the Turbo Series homepage for more details.

the latest Platinum Pass winners

It wouldn't be a normal weekend without somebody somewhere winning a Platinum Pass. So we're pleased to say this was a normal weekend.

This weekend's winner was Mike Takayama, who won the PokerStars LIVE Manila Super Series 5 in Manila to secure his passage to the PokerStars Players Championship in the Bahamas next January. Matt Showell was court side with the story, which you can read here, along with a video interview with the winner himself.

That's it for this weekend. Send us your stories at @PokerStarsBlog.

Stephen Bartley
@StephenBartley in News