Here’s where you’ll find the latest highlights and PokerStars results, including the Sunday Majors and High Roller Club. Highlights this week include:
This weekend’s Sunday Million was a special edition PKO format as part of the Bounty Builder Series. The prize pool reached $1.03M from10,359 entries.
Team Pro’s Tom “MajinBoob” Hayward sat in eighth place at the break, but crashed out in 39th shortly after play resumed. in eighth place.
By the time the final table came, “claire388” was chip lead. However, inexperience showed and at times the Canadian player’s chip stack proved as volatile as Bitcoin. That’s not a diss to claire388, who has only had one prior result on PokerStars, in a $1.10 SNG. Imagine your second ever cash was worth tens of thousands! Here was the underdog hero story waiting to happen.
Play at the final table started slow, with noone willing to bust first. Not even “kiterpro” – who was left with just two big blinds after losing a huge pot to “andy123460” but clawed it back to avoid immediate elimination.
When it came to the inevitable breaking point, “Juuna” of Finland was first out, followed quickly by “LUMBAGO FOREVER” of Malta, then “00Beano“ of the UK – who’s $11k score for seventh doesn’t seem so bad when you consider they gained entry via $5.50 satellite.
Next up came a double elimination delivered by “perfect guim” of Brazil – who took out both kiterpro, as well as the people’s champion claire388 in one hand.
By this point, perfect guim had taken a huge chip lead, and this is how it would remain for the rest of the final table. “krashinsky” and “salpadeine” were next to go in fourth and third, respectively, and both fell to perfect guim.
Only andy123460 remained and, with only a fraction of perfect guim’s stack in front, there would have to be a miracle for the tables to turn. No miracle came. perfect guim claimed the final bounty and took down the PKO Sunday Million for a total of $91,313.
Below you’ll find the full PKO Sunday Million final table payouts:
Big bounty scores on opening day of series: The Bounty Builder Series 2022 kicked off for an exciting opening day on Sunday with 14 events on the schedule. Among the first day winners, “VICTOR TXR1” of Brazil took down the $215 special edition Warm-Up for a total of $40,811; “carloshmz”, also from Brazil, won the BBS09: $215 NLHE for a total of $40,408; and “Ytuytu96” of Austria smashed through the competition in the BBS11: $215 Big Knockouts event for a total of $24,656.
Chris Oliver earns second ever BBS title: Christopher “ImDaNuts” Oliver asserted himself over a field of high rollers in the special edition $530 Sunday Cooldown. Chris Oliver has over $16.5 million in online tournament winnings to his name, including WCOOP, SCOOP and Winter Series titles. He earned his first Bounty Builder Series trophy back in 2020 and now, on the opening day of the 2022 Bounty Builder Series, he’s bagged a second. Oliver won a total of $27,640 in the Cooldown, which includes $11,788 in bounties.
In the High Roller Club: PokerStars’ High Roller Club is the place where the truly nosebleed players mix it up on a regular basis. This weekend, “Legenden” of Belarus won the $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up for $16,157; Team Pro member Sam “SamSquid” Grafton of the UK kept his composure to win the $530 Sunday Marathon for $8,261; and Austrian pro Pascal “Paffchen” Hartmann overcame a tough final table in the $1,050 Sunday Supersonic to scoop first place for $19,617. In the Sunday HR, “Proudflop” from the UK and Ireland’s “FutureOfMe” made a heads-up deal. Proudflop came first for $27,609, while FutureOfMe came second but took slightly more from the deal, walking away with $28,333.
M241M wins $5k PKO Titans: Also a special edition as part of the Bounty Builder Series, the $5k Titans event reached a prize pool of $620k from 124 entries. “lissi stinkt” of Austria had the chip lead at the break and had already locked up $19k in bounties. No luck as play resumed for Day 2, they finished in sixth place. “M241M”, on the other hand, put on a dominant performance to claim the majority of the bounties and come out on top. Mike “SirWatts” Watson of Canada came second for a total of $88,889. With over $69k in bounties, M241M took a total of $129,710 for first.
Below you’ll find the list of winners from this weekend’s biggest High Roller Club tourneys:
Here you’ll see a list of winners for the most prestigious weekly Sunday majors: