* APPT Seoul is won by Albert Paik
* needdollarz wins the Sunday Million
* Team Pros continue to go deep at World Series of Poker
After nearly a week of play the APPT Seoul Main Event was won a short while ago with American player Albert Paik earning a first title and a winner’s cheque for ₩119,097,600 (~$101,000) as well as a HK$100,000 ACOP Main Event seat.
It came against a field of 157, with Paik overcoming a two-to-one heads-up lead held by eventual runner-up Shenghua Qian of China.
Our team of Jack Stanton and Brad Kain were on hand to report live from table side each step of the way. You can read the full story courtesy of the two of them, here on the PokerStars Blog.
Back in the online realm the weekend belonged to needdollarz, who collected $159,000 for first place. Some 5,594 players took part this week, creating a prize pool of more than $1.1 million.
As Martin Harris reported in the early hours of the morning it was a multicultural final table with six nationalities represented. See how it all panned out by reading the report.
The full result is below:
Sunday Million ($215 No-Limit Hold’em) results
Prize pool: $1,118,800
Places paid: 810
1. needdollarz (Russia) $159,387.24*
2. THCHunter (Canada) $115,999.87*
3. danistheking (Netherlands) $122,069.02*
4. Brian “bfizz11” Fite (Canada) $63,212.20
5. Adrian “bostanu24” Covaciu (Romania) $47,549.00
6. NH 1121 NH (Netherlands) $36,361.00
7. kdrAS (Brazil) $25,173.00
8. bennybolt (Canada) $13,985.00
9. inokun202 (Japan) $8,950.40
* denotes three-way deal
There were 50 major events on PokerStars this weekend. From those the top ten winners are listed below.
|$215 SUNDAY MILLION||needdollarz||Russian Federation||$159,387.24|
|$215 Sunday Warm-Up||RuckusTheJam||Finland||$49,600.00|
|$1,050 Sunday Grand NLHE||Subv||Canada||$47,444.00|
|$700 Super-Sized Sunday [Progressive KO]||rudisf||Poland||$29,033.50|
|$1,050 Sunday Grand PLO [6-Max]||GChatzis||Cyprus||$26,520.00|
|$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo]||likely2cash||New Zealand||$25,321.15|
|$22 Mini Sunday Million||quicksy||Netherlands||$21,856.09|
|$11 Sunday Storm||omgartofgod||Belarus||$21,425.17|
|$109 Sunday Cooldown [Turbo]||ArtimanG||China||$20,417.09|
|$109 Sunday Kickoff||cily200||Romania||$19,788.00|
Click here for all the results on PokerStars for the weekend of June 25 to 26, 2016.
Team Pro has been consistently scoring big at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas so far this summer, and it’s not all down to the bracelets won by Jason Mercier.
In the last few days there were more deep runs. Mercier finished 11th in the Mixed Omaha 7 Card Stud Hi Lo 8 or Better, Jason Somerville finished 17th in the six-handed limit hold’em event, Vanessa Selbst reached ninth place in the six-handed no-limit, and Felipe Ramos finished in 24th place in the Mixed Triple Draw.
And the potential for more headlines remain, with George Danzer currently in second place in the $10,000 7 Card Stud Hi Lo 8 or Better, with 12 players left. With a prize pool of more than $1.2 million there’s a first prize of $338,000 waiting for the winner.
We’ll have an update on the results on the Blog tomorrow.
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WSOP Photos by PokerPhotoArchive.com
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.