Weekend Review: Acosta wins in New Jersey as ACOP gets underway

November 07, 2016

A look at all the results on PokerStars this past weekend.

Weekend highlights on PokerStars

* arkolino wins the Sunday Million
* Jason Acosta wins the first PokerStars festival held in New Jersey
* Yuan Li wins the 2016 ACOP Super High Roller

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Sunday Million

There was a strong Brazilian presence at the final table of the Sunday Million this weekend, making up four of the nine finalists. They could also count the winner among them. Arkolino took the title and a first prize of $142,201, details of which you can read in Jason Kirk’s report.

The full result is below.

Sunday Million results November 6, 2016
Entries: 5,331
Prize pool: $1,066,200
Places paid: 764
1. arkolino (Brazil) $142,200.99*
2. Nec Arg (Uruguay) $115,041.33*
3. BrunoSAP (Brazil) $73,602.55
4. R3D**WOMEN (Romania) $51,284.22
5. LucasRj17 (Brazil) $35,733.47
6. xxDVDxx (Mexico) $24,898.11
7. Pantoja RO (Brazil) $17,348.46
8. sebastianelo (Denmark) $12,087.93
9. AriFacha (Argentina) $8,422.66
* denotes results of a heads-up deal

Weekend winners

There were numerous weekly majors this past weekend. Below are the top ten winners.

$215 SUNDAY MILLION arkolino Brazil $142,200.99
$1,050 Sunday Grand NLHE davaman United Kingdom $55,408.39
$215 Sunday Warm-Up Solidthought United Kingdom $44,708.47
$700 Super-Sized Sunday [Progressive KO] Perrymejsen Sweden $35,203.12
$1,050 Sunday Grand PLO [6-Max] IAmSoSo Sweden $34,455.99
$22 Mini Sunday Million luchitoali Argentina $25,823.66
$11 Sunday Storm IVAN987654 Poland $25,182.55
$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo] 5pathic United Kingdom $23,174.90
$109 Sunday Cooldown [Turbo] cold_smile Germany $22,851.87
$109 Sunday Kickoff turontour Sweden $22,329.95

The full list of results is now available. Clicking this link will take you to results on PokerStars from November 5 to 6, 2016.

New Jersey

The first ever PokerStars festival took place in New Jersey this week, the first time a PokerStars festival had played out on US soil since 2011. It seemed the absence did nothing to lessen some great stories, including that of the winner Jason Acosta, an amateur player who took a week off work to play and win the Main Event.

That he had to beat Mike Gagliano along the way made it even more noteworthy. Gagliano is still enjoying a breakthrough year that has included wins at the WSOP and across the US. He’ll be back. Meanwhile, as Brad Willis reported, Acosta was back at work first thing Saturday.


There’s more live action this week on the PokerStars Blog, this time from Macau and the ACOP festival.

A few hours ago Yuan Li won the Super High Roller event, which, as Howard Swains reported, featured some big hitters – including Paul Newey and Justin Bonomo — in what proved a lightning fast final table.

Meanwhile the 2016 ACOP Main Event plays on with live updates found here. There’s no need to miss anything.

That wraps up another weekend of results and news on PokerStars. As always send your questions and comments to us on Twitter: @PokerStarsBlog.

Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog. Follow him on Twitter: @StephenBartley.


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