A recap of the major results from this weekend on PokerStars…
With one day of poker in the books, more than 60,000 players have been eliminated from the Sunday Million 13th Anniversary. Today the 980 competitors who outlasted their rivals will return and play until only one new millionaire remains.
Yep; there’s a massive $1,000,061 up top for the eventual champ, after 61,342 entries created a $12.26 million prize pool. Former Milly champs including Anatoly “NL_Profit” Filatov and Rob “robtinnion” Tinnion are still in, as is PokerStars Ambassador Lex Veldhuis (albeit with two big blinds).
Streamed till 5 AM, deep in the $215 Anniversary. 1000 out of 61.000 people left. Lost most my stack in the last 2 orbits. Made day 2 with 2 bb's. Don't even … Restarting tomorrow at 7 PM CEST. #!$%@$#!~
— LexVeldhuis (@RaSZi) April 15, 2019
Another weekend, another huge score for one of online poker’s all-time greats.
Sweden’s Niklas “Lena900” Åstedt emerged victorious in the High Roller Club’s $2,100 Sunday Cooldown PKO for $31,485 plus an additional $25,531 in bounties.
The tournament received 150 entries and was wrapped up in three hours and 47 minutes when Åstedt defeated Bulgaria’s “Kraskata85” heads-up. For his runner-up finish “Kraskata85” banked just over $40K (including bounties).
Any railbirds out there? If so, here’s hoping you were tuning in to last night’s High Roller Club $2,100 Sunday High Roller. This prestigious tournament is always stacked, but yesterday’s final table was something else.
The UK’s Ben “jenbizzle” Jones would come out on top, banking $64,110 and taking his lifetime online earnings up to $2.82 million.
To get the win though, Jones had to overcome a final table which included runner-up finisher Steve “Mr. Tim Caum” O’Dwyer ($49,360), Patrick “pads1161” Leonard (3rd – $38,004), Connor “blanconegro” Drinan (6th – $17,345), Kristen “krissyb24” Bicknell (7th – $13,354), and a man many consider to be the greatest No Limit Hold’em Player in the world right now: Linus “LLinusLLove” Loeliger (8th – $10,282).
The tournament got 159 total entries, creating a $318K prize pool that was split between the top 20. Others who made the money but busted prior to the final table include Lucas “Bit2Easy” Reeves, Niklas “Lena900” Åstedt, and “bencb789”.
|High Roller Club: $530 Bounty Builder HR [Progressive KO], $500K Gtd||pitaoufmg||Brazil||$61,606.47||$44,220|
|High Roller Club: $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up [8-Max], $225K Gtd||papan9_p$||Russia||$67,636.76|
|High Roller Club: $2,100 Sunday HR, $225K Gtd||jenbizzle||United Kingdom||$64,110.81|
|High Roller Club: $1,050 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo], $200K Gtd||seboraptor||Poland||$46,066.41|
|High Roller Club: $530 Sunday 500, $125K Gtd||DamoWain||United Kingdom||$36,069.66|
|$215 Sunday Warm-Up, $175K Gtd||Belabacsi||Hungary||$38,094.31|
|$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo], $115K Gtd||Polito_fda||Germany||$32,765.42|
|$22 Mini Sunday Million, $175K Gtd||Paul_Smith09||Russia||$22,306.68|
|$55 Sunday Marathon, $100K Gtd||bubbleboybr||Brazil||$19,651.47|
|$11 Sunday Storm, $200K Gtd||ratajpoker||Poland||$19,096.32|
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