Turning $100 into $20,000 over the course of three months is impressive (see Andre ‘acoimbra’ Coimbra’s charity attempt of reaching $100,000 in a year) but $11 into $107,874.08 in one tournament? That’s just insane.
Last night Brazilian low stakes player ‘ynarrol’ topped a guarantee-beating field of 109,990 players in the second anniversary Sunday Storm to win $107,874.08 – a spin-up of enormous proportions thanks to one 12-hour tournament. ‘MotkeKirlas’ from Lithuania took second spot for $66,015.99. It’s potentially life-changing money for both of them thanks to the tiny $11 buy-in. These were just two of the many big payouts from the weekend’s key tournaments, results of which you can look at by clicking here.
Another amazing weekend at PokerStars
Other big winners included Finnish player ‘VanDobeln’ who won $245,193.87 in the Sunday Million and Germany’s ‘cmontopdeck’ who collected $109,712.77 in the Sunday Warm-Up. Jordan ‘JWPRODIGY’ Westmorland collected 3rd for $57,651.00.
Dutchman Daniel Boender won ESPT Valenica for €104,550 beating Iberian hopes as he held fast against a final table consisting of six Spaniards and one Portuguese.
We took a look at Sami ‘lrslzk’ Kelopuro’s final table from last weekend to see how one of the original Finnish wunderkind’s can still tear the opposition to bits. Summary: he smashes the table up but then gets unlucky in a huge pot after making his opponent’s head explode.
All week long members of PokerStars Team Online were competing in some one-upmanship over who had the ‘sickest set-up’. Kevin “WizardOfAhhs” Thurman, André ‘acoimbra’ Coimbra, Adrienne ‘talonchick’ Rowsome, Tyler ‘frosty012’ Frost and Grzegorz ‘DaWarsaw’ Mikielewicz all got involved.
Team PokerStars Pro Dario Minieri had other matters on his mind as he put his foot down towards Supernova Elite status in Italy. Read about that here.
Minieri chasing FPPs like bounties at the PCA
Rick Dacey is staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.