WEEKEND REVIEW: Lithuania's "benasg" wins the Milly for $129K, new live stops announced in Barcelona and Madrid, and more

This weekend saw the Turbo Series and Carnaval Series kick off, another great turnout for the new-look $109 Sunday Million, plus a new live stop announcement. Here's everything you need to know.


WEEKEND HEADLINES

• Lithuania's "benasg" wins Sunday Million for $129K
• EPT Barcelona and EPT Open Madrid announced
• Turbo Series and Carnaval Series kick off
• High Roller Club results
• The weekend's big winners


LITHUANIA'S "benasg" WINS SUNDAY MILLION FOR $129K

The $109 Milly's $1M guaranteed prize pool was smashed once again yesterday. A total of 13,228 entries generated $1.32M in prizes, and after almost 15 hours of play it was Lithuania's "benasg" who was the last player standing.

Taking it down with no deal, "benasg" banked $129,213 while runner-up "Barkieboy NL" won $93,762. PokerStars Ambassadors Liv Boeree and Igor Kurganov both made the money, finishing 542nd and 1,338 respectively.


EPT BARCELONA AND EPT OPEN MADRID ANNOUNCED

PokerStars made an exciting announcement over the weekend, revealing two new live stops in Spain for 2019.

EPT Barcelona returns to Casino Barcelona from August 20 - September 1, but before that we'll be heading to the capital for the EPT Open Madrid. The brand new stop kicks off at Casino Gran Madrid on June 22 and will run for nine days, marking PokerStars' first EPT event in the Spanish capital since EPT Grand Final Madrid in 2011. The full schedule will include a €1,100 buy-in Main Event.

Players can qualify online for both events at PokerStars.com, PokerStars.es and PokerStars.fr in the coming months.

Huge fields in Barcelona in 2018

"Spain has a vibrant poker community and we're eager to continue to develop events, promotions and competitions that feed their poker passion," said Eric Hollreiser, Director of Poker Marketing. "[PSPC winner] Ramon Colillas is inspiring a new generation of Spanish players who want to join the poker community and have opportunities to compete with him for potential big wins."

Read more about PokerStars Live's Spanish events here.


TURBO SERIES AND CARNAVAL SERIES RESULTS

TURBO SERIES results

TOURNAMENTPLAYERCOUNTRYPRIZE
Turbo Series 01: $215 NLHE [Progressive KO], $1M Gtd FrCnnctn1960United Kingdom $89,275.19
Turbo Series 03: $530 NLHE [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Sunday Supersonic SE], $500K Gtd disquesi!United Kingdom $87,273.39
Turbo Series 02: $109 NLHE [8-Max], $350K Gtd bajskorven87United Kingdom $61,906.78
Turbo Series 04: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Mini Sunday Supersonic SE], $200K Gtd Vichyn88Sweden $46,913.31
Turbo Series 05: $55 NLHE, $125K Gtd Golaith13Netherlands $22,086.61

CARNAVAL SERIES RESULTS

TOURNAMENTPLAYERCOUNTRYPRIZE
Carnaval Series-03: €50 NL Hold'em [Warm-Up], €200,000 Guaranteed sraigtakLithuania €27,284.81
Carnaval Series-05: €10 [The Classic], €150,000 Guaranteed buxytaaPortugal €16,179.00
Carnaval Series-09: €50 NLHE BigStack [Turbo, 6-Max], €75,000 Guaranteed dantthewiseBrazil €12,985.01
Carnaval Series-01: €30 NLHE [Deep], €50,000 Guaranteed OnIy_The_BestBrazil €11,015.90
Carnaval Series-02: €50 NLHE [Progressive KO, 8-Max], €75,000 Guaranteed tyrion1974Spain €9,139.01
Carnaval Series-07: €20 NL Hold'em SuperStack, €60,000 Guaranteed EduardeanuSpain €8,771.74
Carnaval Series-04: €20 NLHE [Deep, 6-Max], €60,000 Guaranteed nappy95France €8,629.97
Carnaval Series-10: €20 Midnight Express [8-Max, Hyper], €50,000 Guaranteed Chinois8CMFrance €7,137.49


HIGH ROLLER CLUB RESULTS

TOURNAMENTPLAYERCOUNTRYPRIZE
High Roller Club: $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up [8-Max], $150K Gtd MITS 304Cyprus $56,690.45
High Roller Club: $2,100 Sunday HR, $150K Gtd Remi Lebo_10Ukraine $53,919.76
High Roller Club: $1,050 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo], $125K Gtd DontseaRussia $44,558.45
High Roller Club: $530 Bounty Builder HR [Progressive KO], $400K Gtd MCvisitorRussia $44,340.03
High Roller Club: $2,100 Sunday Cooldown [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $200K Gtd CiTral6077Germany $31,652.23
High Roller Club: $530 Sunday 500, $100K Gtd ale6kaBelarus $30,382.47
High Roller Club: $1,050 Daily Warm-Up [8-Max], $80K Gtd ale6kaBelarus $21,862.72
High Roller Club: $530 Bounty Builder HR [Progressive KO], $115K Gtd playboy4444Switzerland $14,579.93
High Roller Club: $1,050 Saturday KO [Progressive KO], $100K Gtd ramastar88Uruguay $13,260.81
High Roller Club: $530 Daily Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo], $70K Gtd novmistUnited Kingdom $13,235.68
High Roller Club: $530 Omania HR [6-Max], $30K Gtd MITS 304Cyprus $12,187.33
High Roller Club: $1,050 Daily Cooldown [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $90K Gtd -MortenVM-United Kingdom $11,867.44
High Roller Club: $530 Daily 500, $40K Gtd pokermeplezzNew Zealand $11,709.39

THE WEEKEND'S BIG WINNERS

Take a look at every result from the weekend here.

TOURNAMENTPLAYERCOUNTRYPRIZE
$109 SUNDAY MILLION, $1,000,000 Gtd - New Buy-In! benasgLithuania $129,213.18
$215 Sunday Warm-Up, $175K Gtd dadowiecPoland $32,460.27
$11 Sunday Storm, $200K Gtd DC#07Germany $20,670.85
$109 Sunday Kickoff, $75K Gtd bartu79Hungary $15,213.40
$55 Sunday Marathon, $100K Gtd volreiRussia $14,763.81
$22 Mini Sunday Million, $150K Gtd cipi22Romania $12,871.41
$109 Sunday Cooldown [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $125K Gtd danechka1991Russia $12,332.19

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Jack Stanton
@J_W_Stanton in News