A recap of the major results from this weekend on PokerStars…
One of the most consistently great online tournament players in history almost took down the Sunday Million last night.
Current world no.3 (at the time of writing), Niklas “Lena900” Åstedt outlasted all but one of the $109 event’s 11,212 entries (which created a $1.12 million prize pool).
Ultimately it was Russia’s “Lucky_Jew_17” who came out on top, banking $114,039. Åstedt was forced to settle for second place and $82,751, meaning a Sunday Million title still eludes him. Prior to yesterday, the closest he’d come was a fourth-place finish back in 2014 worth $81,366.
A regular on the high roller live circuit, Thomas “WushuTM” Muehloecker is also a force on the virtual felt, proving so yesterday with a win in the $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up for $51,155.
The event attracted 268 entries, creating a $268K prize pool split between the top 34 finishers. The final table included Finland’s “elmerixx” (5th – $16,059), and runner-up Rory “DeosOner” Young (2nd – $38,290).
Canada’s Jon “apestyles” Van Fleet was in the winner’s circle this weekend, taking down the coveted $2,100 Sunday HR title for $56,111.
As always, the final table in this event was chock-full of talent. Michael “imluckbox” Addamo finished second for $43,185, followed by Austria’s “WATnlos” (3rd – $33,237), Samuel “€urop€an” Vousden (4th – $25,581), Niklas “Lena900” Åstedt (5th – $19,688), and Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson (6th – $15,153).
Van Fleet is no stranger to huge online scores. He’s won WCOOPs, finished third in the Sunday Million twice, and has taken down the Super Tuesday on several occasions. As of today, he has just under $10.5 million in online earnings.
Brazil’s “ezynow99”, who currently plays from the UK, had the largest High Roller club score of the weekend. They took down the $530 Bounty Builder HR for $45,397 plus $42,331 in bounties, after defeating Germany’s Oliver “sk2ll_m0dr” Weis heads-up. Weis banked roughly $38K total.
That isn’t the largest career score for “ezynow99” though. Back in 2017 they took down the Sunday Million for $144,913.
|High Roller Club: $530 Bounty Builder HR [Progressive KO], $450K Gtd||ezynow99||United Kingdom||$45,397.97||$42,331|
|High Roller Club: $2,100 Sunday Cooldown [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $200K Gtd||olelemaiko||Bulgaria||$27,398.28||$45,281|
|High Roller Club: $2,100 Sunday HR, $225K Gtd||apestyles||Canada||$56,111.60|
|High Roller Club: $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up [8-Max], $225K Gtd||WushuTM||Austria||$51,155.00|
|High Roller Club: $1,050 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo], $200K Gtd||NoTilit||Lithuania||$36,909.36|
|$109 SUNDAY MILLION, $1,000,000 Gtd||Lucky_Jew_17||Russia||$114,039.34|
|$215 Sunday Warm-Up, $175K Gtd – Milestone Giveaway!||Roberta114||Vietnam||$30,392.80|
|$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo], $125K Gtd||M1TR4ND1R||Malta||$25,035.66|
|$109 SUNDAY MILLION, $1,000,000 Gtd||AlexPreto10||United Kingdom||$20,207.04|
|$55 Sunday Marathon, $100K Gtd||nailuj90||Austria||$14,997.78|
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