Weekend highlights on PokerStars

* The latest from the WSOP as the Main Event begins
* Luke “lb6121” Schwartz wins the Sunday Million

WSOP update

The WSOP Main Event began on Saturday, which means our Blog coverage is in full flow. Our reporters, who we set free to report free range from the Rio tournament room, are already transcribing what it’s like to take part in such a jamboree.

The result is some already great writing (Brad Willis and Howard Swains seldom require a run up), as any of the links on our WSOP coverage page prove.

They’ve got it all covered – from marriage proposals to men plugged into electronic devices. Plus the usual shattered dreams. Take a look.

mercier_barbour_11july16.jpgWe’re not all sentimental on the PokerStars Blog, but we all kind of liked this one: Jason Mercier proposes to girlfriend Natasha Barbour

Sunday Million

Meanwhile the Sunday Majors played on as usual. There may well be excitement and drama in Las Vegas right now, but the Sunday Million remains that one steady beacon for the weekend.

And as ever it produced an accomplished winner in the form of British pro Luke “lb6121” Schwartz. He picked up $130,000 for the win, which comes nearly ten years after a first big score in the Sunday Million which essentially set him up as a high stakes player.

luke_lb6121_schwartz_sundaymillion_11july16.jpgBack where it all started: Luke Schwartz

Kristin Bihr puts it much better than that in her report, which is well worth a read by clicking here. Meanwhile the full result is below:

PokerStars Sunday Million
Entries: 6,030 (4,820 players, 1,210 re-entries)
Prize pool: $1,206,000.00
Places paid: 900

1. Luke “lb6121” Schwartz (United Kingdom) $130,717.53*
2. Stoooookie! (Canada) $109,570.55*
3. Jayme “jayme1987” Bury (United Kingdom) $135,510.73*
4. TheGreatPike (Norway) $106,118.79*
5. zavag (Uruguay) $50,652.00
6. donki4 (Finland) $38,592.00
7. Naghash (Canada) $26,532.00
8. MO-82-3 (Germany) $14,472.00
9. Badrakh888 (Mongolia) $9,346.50
* denotes a four-way deal

Weekend winners

Away from the Sunday Million there was plenty to play for over the weekend, with the biggest winners listed below.

TOURNAMENT WINNER COUNTRY PRIZE MONEY
$215 SUNDAY MILLION lb6121 United Kingdom $130,717.53
$215 Sunday Warm-Up strflushtome Netherlands $45,627.00
$1,050 Sunday Grand NLHE C. Darwin2 Sweden $44,376.50
$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo] ismo<3seppo Finland $27,847.93
$1,050 Sunday Grand PLO [6-Max] maggess88 Netherlands $27,300.00
$700 Super-Sized Sunday [Progressive KO] RuiNF Czech Republic $25,396.59
$11 Sunday Storm EasyTheLove Switzerland $23,092.62
$22 Mini Sunday Million Mr.Ðiego Brazil $20,483.40
$109 Sunday Kickoff Drupeg Russian Federation $19,057.00
$320 Saturday KO strflushtome Netherlands $15,423.86

Click here for all the results on PokerStars for the weekend of July 9 to 10, 2016.

As always send your questions and comments to us on Twitter: @PokerStarsBlog.

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WSOP Photos by PokerPhotoArchive.com


Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.

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