Weekend Review: Franklin wins The Million, Negreanu wins a million (ish)

December 04, 2017

A brief round-up of the results on PokerStars this past weekend…

Weekend highlights on PokerStars

HITTHEPANDA win the Sunday Million
Negreanu reports on win by, err, Negreanu
Manila MegaStack won by Akinari Yokomizo


HITTHEPANDA wins Sunday Million

Two big names battled heads up for this week’s title and what was a deal free first prize of $159,701.

Ryan “HITTHEPANDA” came out best against Anatoly “NL_Profit” Filatov who, as Jason Kirk reported, suffered a bad last half hour the saw the title slip away from him.

ryan_Franklin_4dec17.jpgRyan “HITTHEPANDA” Franklin

You can read the full report at the link below.

Sunday Million ($215 NL Hold’em) results
Entries: 5,914 (4,770 entries, 1,144 re-entries)
Prize pool: $1,182,800
Places paid: 1,052

1. Ryan “HITTHEPANDA” Franklin (Canada) $159,701.07
2. Anatoly “NL_Profit” Filatov (Russia) $112,068.64
3. vip25459 (Kazakhstan) $78,646.26
4. Alexey5758 (Belarus) $55,191.57
5. flong78 (United Kingdom) $38,731.85
6. s0nny_bLacCk (Thailand) $27,180.86
7. AchoBogdanov (Bulgaria) $19,074.77
8. BongadasVN (Germany) $13,386.22
9. cojones2010 (Canada) $9,394.15

Weekend winners

There’s more to the weekend than the Sunday Million. Here’s a look at the top ten results from the weekend on PokerStars.

$215 SUNDAY MILLION HITTHEPANDA Canada $159,701.07
High Rollers 15: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max] T-Macha United Kingdom $156,377.32
High Rollers 21: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo] ruthless848 Canada $122,913.93
$2,100 Sunday High Roller fish2013 Latvia $59,662.21
$215 Sunday Warm-Up anti-VGKC Ireland $42,180.32
Sunday 500 Die Ventura Peru $37,333.38
High Rollers 17: $1,050 NLHE [3-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Zoom] OLD TIME GIN Canada $37,309.92
$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo] dennysramos2 Brazil $30,263.33
$22 Mini Sunday Million CiTral6077 Germany $22,346.75
$55 Sunday Marathon Atkin1987 Germany $18,858.24

Click here to pick out some of the other big winners from the weekend of November 18 to 19, 2017 on PokerStars.

Negreanu updates Negreanu

As the weekend Majors were just about the start, Team Pro Daniel Negreanu was putting the finishing touches to a remarkable second place at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

daniel_negreanu_100k_4dec17.jpgDaniel Negreanu

The story came via live updates from the newest member of the International Brother-(and Sister)-hood of Tournament Reporters, Mr D. Negreanu, who tweeted the action through to Kid Poker’s second place against Dan Smith, that proved worth $936,000.

As Brad Willis wrote: we know nothing. Negreanu on the other hand knew everything, which you can read about here

MegaStack concludes in Manila

Meanwhile in Manila the MegaStack event there was wrapping up, won by Akinari Yokomizo of Japan, collecting a first prize of P3,210,000 (~US$62,940), the biggest of any Manila MegaStack event.

MEGASTACK 8 CHAMPION-4dec17.jpgAkinari Yokomizo

He beat Alexis Lim of the Philippines into second place, which you can read about here. You can find all the live updates from the tournament on the PokerStars Blog homepage.

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Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog. Follow him on Twitter: @StephenBartley. Don’t forget to follow the Blog on twitter: @PokerStarsBlog.


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