The Sunday Million 14th Anniversary is now well underway, with the tournament on break at the end of Day 1. Check out the review at the end of Day 1, as well as results from major tournaments and the High Roller Club:
- Sunday Million 14th Anniversary review
- Huge Sunday Warm-up win for “Impeccab1e”
- “u3meha” picks up over $150k in HRC Bounty Builder
- Niklas “Lena900” Astedt back again
The Sunday Million 14th Anniversary has been even bigger than we could have anticipated. During the break at the end of Day 1, there were over 87,000 total entries, with over 18,000 players left, with over 12,500 set to make the money and the top eight players all walking away with six figures. First place will win over $1.5 million, with second place taking over $1 million.
Day 2 play resumed with blinds at 1k/2k and average chip stacks standing at 97,653. “nowwor880” was leading the way with 680,117, and “X_QQ_AA_KK_fish” was the only other player with over 600,000 chips.
Plenty of pros were still in the mix. Christian “eisenhower1” Jeppsson was in 57th place, with 413,982 chips at the end of Day 1. Anatoly “NL_Profit” Filatov was in 108th place with 384,476 chips. Also in the top 1000 at the end of Day 1 were Pascal “Paffchen” Hartman, Joris “BillLewinsky” Ruijs and Juan “Malaka$tyle” Pardo.
Anyone who plays poker knows that anything can happen. The results are almost impossible to predict and, with two full days still left to play, anything could and would still happen in the Sunday Million 14th Anniversary.
The Sunday Million Anniversary tournament is now on break at the end of Day 2. The prize pool is locked in at a whopping $18,603,200, making this by far the biggest ever online tournament on PokerStars.
A total of 60,898 players participated, with 32,118 re-entries bringing the total number up to 93,016 entries. There are now just 91 players left in the race for glory and for the life changing sums up top.
Interestingly, many of the pros we named at the end of Day 1 are now out of the tournament, as are the top two Day 1 chip leaders. “meandmyarrow” from Canada is currently leading the way, with 59.7 million chips at the end of Day 2. “Arlingtona” from Finland is in second place with 55 million chips. Three other players have over 40 million chips. The average stands at 20.4 million.
What a Sunday Million Anniversary it turned out to be. In the end, a four way split smoothed off the prize money up top, with “AAAArthur” from Brazil claiming first place for $1,192,802. An epic result by anyone’s standard, AAAArthur’s previous highest win was $90. They satellited into the $215 event for just $11, meaning their total score earned them a return on their buy-in of 108,436%.
Also involved in the deal were “CrAzY_sTeFaN” from Romania, who took $921,328 for second place. “caroline2963” earned $786,873, taking less from the ICM deal than eventual fourth place finisher “salonteskis” from Lithuania, who took $826,919.
You can read the full write-up of the Sunday Million 14th Anniversary here.
The Sunday majors continued to provide exciting action. “Impeccab1e” from the UK hit a huge win in the Warm-up, claiming $44,724 for first. “BillyIrvine”, also from the UK, came second for $32,156 after satelliting in for $27.50.
In the low stakes action, “Nunnboi” from Canada and “WoodyVee” from Belgium agreed on a split in the Mini Sunday Million, both taking close to $21,900. “carlinn” from Brazil won the Storm, turning their $11 buy-in into $25,062.
“edudrake1987” from Brazil and “Lavrik-mastr” from Kazakhstan chopped up the prize money in the Supersonic. First place edudrake1987 took $28,095, whilst second place Lavrik-mastr went away with slightly more, $29,497.
Here are the top five results from the weekend majors.
|$215 Sunday Warm-up||Impeccab1e||UK||$44,724|
|$109 Sunday Cooldown||t.murata||Brazil||$16,886 + $12,599 bounties|
|$215 Sunday Supersonic||edudrake1987||Brazil||$28,095|
|$11 Sunday Storm||carlinn||Brazil||$25,079|
|$55 Sunday Marathon||merla888||Belgium||$22,973|
Swedish pro Niklas “Lena900” Astedt was back on the rampage, after winning a huge double a couple of weeks ago. This time, he won the HRC Daily Warm-up once again, earning $25,425 to add to millions in online winnings.
UK high roller “T-Macha” won the new HR Sunday Marathon tournament, earning $25,382 after nearly 12 hours of play. In the Sunday Warm-up, “Bit2Easy” from the UK earned a massive first prize of $60,771.
The biggest High Roller Club win of the weekend belonged to Ukrainian player “u3meha” in the HR Bounty Builder. They earned $79,884 for first, plus a further $63,190 in bounties. Second place “Roboblol” earned the same for second, with $25,958 in bounties.
“fellatiado” from the Netherlands came first in the HR Sunday Supersonic, earning $33,833 after taking a fairly even split with second place “cocojamb0”.
Here are the top five High Roller Club results.
|HRC: $530 Bounty Builder||u3meha||Ukraine||$79,884 + $63,190 bounties|
|HRC: $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up||Bit2Easy||UK||$60,771|
|HRC: $1,050 Sunday Cooldown||Lesha-bablo||Belarus||$23,279 + $28,605 bounties|
|HRC: $2,100 Sunday HR||bencb789||Austria||$43,491|
|HRC: $1,050 Sunday Supersonic||fellatiado||Netherlands||$36,093|