Headlines from the weekend…
- SCOOP champion “allan shiek” wins the Milly for $110K
- Jonathan “Proudflop” Proudfoot wins first HRC title
- PokerStars Ambassadors reach WSOP Main Event Day 3
- Top 5 High Roller Club results
- Top 5 results from the weekend majors
Another week, another Brazilian winner of the Sunday Million.
Yesterday’s champion and the outright winner of the $110,835 first-place prize is “allan sheik”. He outlasted a massive 10,799-player field on one $109 bullet, defeating Belgium’s “SnowmanTony” heads-up ($80,425).
Less than two months ago “allan shiek” won his first Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) title with a win in a $215 NLHE event for $77,228. The Brazilian seems to have a particular set of skills when it comes to large field NLHE tournaments, particularly the Sunday Million. In the past, he has finished 31st out of 43,975 in the 12th anniversary Sunday Million ($21,856) and 29th out of 55,059 in the 10th anniversary Milly ($21,604).
While hundreds of familiar faces who would normally play in this event are currently in Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker Main Event, there were still plenty of recognisable names in the Milly field, including several PokerStars Ambassadors. Both Lex Veldhuis and Benjamin “Spraggy” Spragg failed to cash, one of PokerStars’ new Twitch streamers Tom “MajinBoob” Hayward (known on the Twitch streets as “Pleb_Method”) cashed in 565th for $309.
Stay tuned later this week as we’ll be bringing you How the Sunday Million was won, the definitive account of the Milly with final table interviews and more.
Yesterday also saw the UK’s Jonathan “Proudflop” Proudfoot — currently ranked 31st in the world online rankings, according to PocketFives — take down his first official High Roller Club title.
While Proudfoot has plenty of seconds and thirds in High Roller Club events, the 2019 SCOOP winner hadn’t clinched a win since the ‘High Roller Club’ became a thing. He took care of that on Sunday with a win in the $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up for $25,863, taking his career winnings up to $4.07M.
He was busy elsewhere too, finishing sixth in the $2,100 Sunday HR for $5,500. That event was won by Ukraine’s “Remi Lebo_10” for $36,560, defeating a final table which also included “anteen” (2nd – $25,031), Wiktor “limitless” Malinowski (3rd – $17,138), and “NastyMinder” (4th – $11,734).
The 2019 $10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event is now officially the second-largest edition in history, with a now-guaranteed $10M going to the eventual champion.
Our man Howard Swains is at the Rio for the duration bringing you the latest news and interviews, so check out his coverage here.
As the Main Event ticks on to Day 3, here’s a look at the chip stacks of the remaining PokerStars Ambassadors still in with a shot:
Andre Akkari – 467,400
Igor Kurganov – 330,000
Kalidou Sow – 245,000
Aditya Agarwal – 213,700
Maria Konnikova – 88,900
Chris Moneymaker 56,000
|HRC: $2,100 Sunday HR, $100K Gtd||Remi Lebo_10||Ukraine||$36,560.02|
|HRC: $530 Bounty Builder HR [Progressive KO], $375K Gtd||villainr||United Kingdom||$35,346.69|
|HRC: $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up [8-Max], $115K Gtd||Proudflop||United Kingdom||$25,863.99|
|HRC: $1,050 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo], $100K Gtd||Gabrielmv96||Brazil||$25,489.46|
|HRC: $2,100 Sunday Cooldown [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $125K Gtd||edudrake1987||Brazil||$20,197.09|
|$109 SUNDAY MILLION, $1,000,000 Gtd||allan sheik||Brazil||$110,835.12|
|$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo], $100K Gtd||Platin-Kurde||Germany||$17,827.56|
|$215 Sunday Warm-Up, $100K Gtd||Lamperouge_v||Japan||$17,417.44|
|$11 Sunday Storm, $185K Gtd||I_M_ICM||Austria||$16,958.31|
|$22 Mini Sunday Million, $150K Gtd||zhukaSS||Lithuania||$16,423.29|
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