Here’s everything you need to know from the weekend on PokerStars…
- Brazil’s “FKAXM” wins Sunday Million PKO edition ($106K)
- “bencb789” takes down $2,100 Sunday Cooldown ($45K)
- Top 5 results from the High Roller Club
- Biggest results from the weekend majors
After last week’s successful experiment with a Progressive KO format, this week’s Sunday Million kept the targets on everyone’s backs. With more than 10,000 unique entries and another 4,000+ re-entries building a $1.41 million prize pool, it’s safe to say the format remained popular.
The three biggest bounties went to the top three finishers, but lots of players managed to grab big prizes without going all the way. Tops among them was the U.K.’s “LtLethality,” who collected $6,314.11 in bounties on top of $3,819 for 12th place.
The big winner at the end of the day was Brazil’s “FKAXM,” who made an even chop of the remaining prize pool heads-up with Ukraine’s “Armin2188.” Both players took $59,038 from the deal and FKAXM won the final duel to earn an additional $29,705.28 in bounties.
The biggest score in the High Roller Club this weekend belonged to Russia’s “valdemaar74,” who topped the $530 Bounty Builder for $32K in prize money plus another $27K in bounties. But the most familiar name among the big HRC winners was “bencb789,” who topped the $2,100 Sunday Cooldown.
In a field of 48 of the game’s top players, the well-regarded coach and High Roller Club regular stood out. Nobody else earned more than $6,421 in bounties in this tournament, but bencb789 collected ran roughshod over the competition for $22,921. It was a figure that topped the $20,507 he earned for winning the tournament itself.
Together those prizes come to $43,428 — the fifth-largest outright win of bencb789’s PokerStars career. Pretty impressive stuff, given that we’re talking about a player whose track record includes a WCOOP High Roller victory heads-up against Fedor Holz.
Also among the top winners this weekend was Steven “SvZff” van Zadelhoff. His $38,529 victory in the $2,100 Sunday High Roller brings him to $5.95 million in career earnings here at PokerStars.
|HRC $530 BOUNTY BUILDER||valdemaar74||Russia||$32,917.37||$26,913.98|
|HRC $2,100 SUNDAY COOLDOWN (TURBO PKO)||bencb789||Austria||$20,507||$22,921.87|
|HRC $2,100 SUNDAY HIGH ROLLER||Steven “SvZff” van Zadelhoff||Malta||$38,529.82|
|HRC $1,050 SUNDAY WARM-UP||bartowskiFR||United Kingdom||$28,055.83|
|HRC $1,050 SUNDAY SUPERSONIC (HYPER)||Hallway420||Finland||$24,664.65|
|$109 SUNDAY MILLION (PKO EDITION)||FKAXM||Brazil||$59,038.01||$29,705.28|
|$215 BOUNTY BUILDER||purno99||Netherlands||$15,784.10||$18,522.59|
|$109 BOUNTY BUILDER||SwalzB||Germany||$21,142.34||$10,165.25|
|$215 SUNDAY WARM-UP||mjw006||Canada||$21,081.26|
|$215 SUNDAY SUPERSONIC||Lemagnif||Mexico||$18,403.96|
|$22 MINI SUNDAY MILLION||sp4zie||Sweden||$16,556.07|