Weekend Review: Poker history for Belize as Majors share lime light with MicroMillions finale

November 17, 2014

I’m not sure how many people actively watch events as they play out on a Sunday. Perhaps results filter through as you take part yourself in one competition or another. Or maybe news simply doesn’t get through at all, and the only result that matters from a busy weekend is your own.

But whether you have multiple tables open to keep track of the action, or whether your interest ends the moment you run out of chips, at least let this column fill you in with the highlights of the biggest day of the online poker week.

There were multiple directions requiring a little limelight this past weekend. As well as the usual Sunday Majors, there was the conclusion of MicroMillions to give relevant fanfare. In all there were 20 MM9 events completed, culminating in the $22 buy-in MicroMillions Main Event, won by makarios007 from Germany.

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MicroMillions comes to a close, for now…

In true MicroMillions fashion it proved quite the draw, as micro stakes players mingled with the professionals, 58,032 of them in total, bidding for a portion of the $1,160,640 prize pool. Makarios007 would take it after a three-way deal with Luckywolk123 of Belgium and Fahrenheit88 of Mexico, effectively bringing MicroMillions 9 to a conclusion.

Elsewhere the Sunday Warm Up and Million served up reminders of what the best players in the game get up to on a Sunday.

-Plz1Tiiime-, from Malta took the former and a first prize of $71,949 after a five-way deal. As David Aydt reported from the side lines, there was plenty of top grade competition in his way, but that the judicious use of the “one time chip” can still come in handy.

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up results (11-16-14)
Entrants: 3,118
Places paid: 450
Prize pool: $623,600

1. -Plz1Tiiime- (Malta) *$71,949.85
2. monzemann (Austria) *$51,208.13
3. eiro07 (Austria) *$54,100.91
4. TheDegenFund (Mexico) *$52,253.97
5. Luciano S.H (Brazil) *$55,667.96
6. RMarland (United Kingdom) $20,267.00
7. Shannon “basebal1b” Shorr (Costa Rica) $14,031.00
8. gregior (United Kingdom) $7,795.00
9. needdollarz (Russia) $4,988.80
* denotes five-way deal

The Sunday Million meanwhile combined veterans of the Majors with final table debutants as the final nine set about determining who would take the biggest share of the $1,388,600 prize pool. Despite appearances by Bazeman11 and Luke “LFmagic” Fields, two veterans of Majors’ finals, it was PhiRi1 of Belize, that little known pokering nation punching above its weight.

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Poker history being made

We’re not exactly certain, but PhiRi1 may well be the first Belizean Sunday Million winner in poker history. Although we may be wrong. so if you still dine out in the bars of downtown Belmopan on your “how I won the Sunday Million” story, do let us know.

Kristen Bihr’s report on PhiRi1’s victory, which includes the rather marvellous word “rubbleized” can be read in full here.

PokerStars Sunday Million results for 11-16-2014
Players: 6,943
Prizepool: $1,388,600.00
Places paid: 990

1. PhiRi1 (Belize) $177,217.96*
2. checkablint (Norway) $135,836.08*
3. KingKong0815 (Germany) $165,461.66*
4. Bazeman11 (Mexico) $76,373.00
5. Luke “LFmagic” Fields (United Kingdom) $58,321.20
6. NotYetBust (Norway) $44,435.20
7. Run dat Game (Mexico) $30,549.20
8. rickL-UNIT (Netherlands) $16,663.20
9. Patonius2000 (United Kingdom) $10,761.65
* denotes three-way deal

In all there were 57 major events over the weekend. Other standout performances included that of Team Online’s Naoya “nkeyno” Kihara, who won the $215 weekly pot-limit Omaha, earning $4,082.62 as part of a two-way deal, and who also finished third in the Weekly Razz event, won by wiper222, picking up another $1,216.

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Naoya “nkeyno” kihara was among this week’s winners

That then is your weekend review. A full list of all results from the weekend November 15-16, 2014, can be found by clicking here. You can also find a full list of the MicroMillions results by scrolling below.

Congratulations to all of the weekend’s winners.

MicroMillions-072: $5.50 NL Hold’em [Progressive Super-Knockout], $20K Gtd
Players:6260
Prize pool: $31300 (inc $15650 in bounties)
Place paid: 1260

1. chapmas (United Kingdom) $2,307.88
2. Servesso (Russia) $1,682.37
3. glyba666 (Russia) $1,173.75
4. puyopuyo1 (Hong Kong) $782.50
5. Necr0tik (Canada) $626.00
6. chaos145145 (United Kingdom) $469.50
7. Jedicards (Canada) $313.00
8. cpoker168 (China) $172.15
9. flatline1987 (Canada) $121.28

MicroMillions-073: $3.30 NL Hold’em, $15K Gtd
Players: 7399
Prize pool: $22197
Place paid: 990

1. bachiddd (Brazil) $3,089.04*
2. XiaoYiZ (China) $2,789.04*
3. logmans (Russia) $1,775.76
4. zet1468 (Russia) $1,220.83
5. baldeboy9 (Romania) $932.27
6. TGrinder1986 (Sweden) $710.30
7. jcs261028 (United Kingdom) $488.33
8. elijosh10 (New Zealand) $266.36
9. brusYvo (Czech Republic) $172.02
* denotes two-way deal

MicroMillions-074: $8.80 NL Hold’em [4-Max, Super-Knockout], $30K Gtd
Players: 7100
Prize pool: $59640
Place paid: 900

1. CHRISMARIE64 (Belgium) $3,314.02
2. A.Kovachev (Bulgaria) $2,003.90
3. Princessx87x (United Kingdom) $1,162.08
4. DINO Tyumen (Russia) $712.39

MicroMillions-075: $5.50 NL Hold’em [6-Max, Big Antes], $25K Gtd
Players: 7860
Prize pool: $39300
Place paid: 1020

1. interlt (Lithuania) $5,900.00*
2. Ilkata31 (Bulgaria) $2,947.24*
3. 2008mondeo (Romania) $2,947.24*
4. Dgalin (Austria) $2,947.25*
5. donkplitium (United Kingdom) $982.50
6. trenV (Russia) $589.50
* denotes four-way deal

MicroMillions-076: $2.20 NL Hold’em, $20K Gtd
Players: 20140
Prize pool: $40280
Place paid: 2700

1. Kopadi (Russia) $3,391.54*
2. BigErpel84 (Germany) $3,140.12*
3. duffler123 (United Kingdom) $3,142.22*
4. piggydiggy91 (Canada) $1,812.60
5. Student_KPI (Ukraine) $1,409.80
6. doggy_wink (Netherlands) $1,007.00
7. CypoBbli (Russia) $604.20
8. duwinna1 (United Kingdom) $362.52
9. jeffersons38 (Luxembourg) $241.68
* denotes three-way deal

MicroMillions-077: $3.30+R NL Omaha [6-Max], $20K Gtd
Players: 4061
Prize pool: $38232
Place paid: 510

1. marcinek2207 (Poland) $4,219.43*
2. ennzo75 (Slovenia) $3,901.88*
3. mntos (Germany) $5,300.63*
4. koeb14 (Germany) $2,026.29
5. Forest Gamp4 (Russia) $1,208.13
6. kentofSPADE (Estonia) $669.06
* denotes three-way deal

MicroMillions-078: $5.50 NL Hold’em [6-Max, Re-Entry], $75K Gtd
Players: 22699
Prize pool: $113495
Place paid: 3000

1. Kezia444 (Canada) $10,021.94*
2. B0neShaker (Bulgaria) $7,072.60*
3. seiscentos (Portugal) $5,443.26*
4. josesantos73 (Portugal) $7,563.12*
5. HATZA12345 (Romania) $5,360.89*
6. Stolik2010 (Estonia) $1,249.57
* denotes five-way deal

MicroMillions-079: $3.30 PL Courchevel, $5K Gtd
Players: 2543
Prize pool: $7629
Place paid: 320

1. Alex Bez (Brazil) $1,094.92*
2. Stiffer1987 (Netherlands) $1,119.10*
3. brazzo2216 (Austria) $722.00
4. sharb777 (Russia) $534.03
5. josembmg (Brazil) $381.45
6. buscador3262 (Argentina) $228.87
7. Frosty=melt (Canada) $152.58
8. M!j4-11 (Peru) $76.29
* denotes two-way deal

MicroMillions-080: $5.50 NL Hold’em, $20K Gtd
Players: 4931
Prize pool: $24655
Place paid: 630

1. Âleksandra (Belgium) $3,512.72*
2. JuniorBRPB (Brazil) $3,230.70*
3. mattsk1 (Australia) $2,034.03
4. FLIPPER832 (Australia) $1,393.00
5. PamC7 (Canada) $1,047.83
6. dito_na_me (Philippines) $801.28
7. schulerlaco (Brazil) $554.73
8. obviouslywow (Canada) $308.18
9. Str8UpMucked (United Kingdom) $197.24
* denotes two way deal

MicroMillions-081: $5.50 PL Omaha [6-Max], $5K Gtd
Players: 2009
Prize pool: $10145
Place paid: 252

1. Thinker Guy (Brazil) $1,340.17*
2. LuckeLogan (Germany) $1,296.66*
3. badmoe92 (Germany) $1,005.75*
4. pusoy817 (Philippines) $577.58
5. }|{uMaLLIuH (Russia) $393.76
6. passat1111 (Greece) $225.00
* denotes three-way deal

MicroMillions-082: $2.20 NL Hold’em, $10K Gtd
Players: 9713
Prize pool: $19426
Place paid: 1260

1. grucha888 (Poland) $2,863.89
2. Trekan61 (Russia) $2,088.29
3. asifcheck (Australia) $1,456.95
4. brooksio (United Kingdom) $971.30
5. sanc4opanc4o (Belarus) $777.04
6. Osooook (China) $582.78
7. quickfoldnow (Lithuania) $388.52
8. J.Cruz_Cia (Cianorte) Brazil $213.68
9. Stanley440 (United Kingdom) $150.55

MicroMillions-083: $4.40 NL Hold’em [ 1R1A ], $50K Gtd
Players: 9251
Prize pool: $74372
Place paid: 1170

1. tttttinus (Netherlands) $6,797.35*
2. qUzUp (Lithuania) $6,578.96*
3. THEMOS17 (Greece) $7,070.90*
4. BrunoSumanis (United Kingdom) $5,200.70*
5. gkoulou13 (Greece) $5,995.84*
6. entaxtei1 (Greece) $2,231.16
7. dimjr161 (Canada) $1,487.44
8. Core AA (New Zealand) $855.27
9. bb87zzz (Russia) $576.38
* denotes five-way deal

MicroMillions-084: $8.80 NL Hold’em, $50K Gtd
Players: 10819
Prize pool: $86552
Place paid: 1440

1. pazipro (Hungary) $12,124.38
2. Rextronick (Russia) $8,828.30
3. tiltalert86 (India) $6,231.74
4. czi777 (Hungary) $4,327.60
5. oanabalaoana (Romania) $3,462.08
6. PATIOUPETRIK (Brazil) $2,596.56
7. James XXX7 (Belgium) $1,731.04
8. aniceboy (India) $865.52
9. Sergiulikah (Romania) $588.55

MicroMillions-085: $2.22+R NL Hold’em [3x-Turbo, Saturday Splash Special Edition], $150K Gtd
Players: 17116
Prize pool: $186027.86 (inc 66507 rebuys and 8470 add-ons)
Place paid: 2250

1. SOLONKAR (Cyprus) $21,768.43
2. dariepoker (Romania) $15,812.36
3. ImDaNuts (Costa Rica) $12,091.81
4. maxtere789 (Czech Republic) $8,371.25
5. MD256 (Germany) $6,510.97
6. alexromeo (Brazil) $4,650.69
7. Drakon-21 (Russia) $3,162.47
8. misha4ka85 (Ukraine) $1,674.25
9. Bravo544 (Sweden) $1,116.16

MicroMillions-086: $1 NL Hold’em, $15K Gtd
Players: 27727
Prize pool: $25231.57
Place paid: 3600

1. osvigaristas (Brazil) $2,414.53
2. grecu2006 (Romania) $1,750.06
3. Mr.CJD (United Kingdom) $1,135.42
4. WanM (Netherlands) $908.33
5. prelepiran (Slovenia) $681.25
6. adidassib911 (Russia) $454.16
7. Noserider81 (Brazil) $315.39
8. BackDoorJon (United Kingdom) $214.46
9. DMakarov21 (Russia) $126.15

MicroMillions-087: $3.30 FL Hold’em [6-Max, Turbo], $10K Gtd
Players: 5477
Prize pool: $156431
Place paid: 720

1. xkcdwbe (Denmark) $2,509.37
2. nitro-nvsk (Russia) $1,766.33
3. eQx.Sistem88 (Moldova) $1,273.40
4. castillo440 (Colombia) $780.47
5. Cezar6666 (Poland) $465.81
6. chitakias (Greece) $246.46

MicroMillions-088: $4,40+R NL Hold’em [Bubble Dash], $75K Gtd
Players: 9670
Prize pool: $117104 (inc 13367 rebuys and 6239 add-ons)
Place paid: 1260

1. obisgas (Portugal) $17,232.24
2. Snout19 (Canada) $12,588.68
3. filip1988111 (Poland) $8,782.80
4. trigguin (Cyprus) $5,855.20
5. Raffaello577 (Kazakhstan) $4,684.16
6. -Rebus1980- (Russia) $3,513.12
7. nick_the_gen (Germany) $2,342.08
8. hiphop5g (Russia) $1,288.14
9. Dennysch17 (Austria) $907.55

MicroMillions-089: $5.50 NL 5-Card Omaha Hi/Lo, $10K Gtd
Players: 2489
Prize pool: $12445
Place paid: 320

1. Vovan7778 (Russia) $2,117.07
2. Nemo Aswell (Canada) $1,493.40
3. Freddy[DM[ 3 ] (Russia) $1,177.79
4. wendingo (Sweden) $871.15
5. Maestro_Bolt (Russia) $622.25
6. 0bit0 (United Kingdom) $373.35
7. MOMisGAY (Mexico) $248.90
8. forbesmcH (Australia) $124.45

MicroMillions-090: $8.80 NL Hold’em [Progressive Super-Knockout], $30K Gtd
Players: 5949
Prize pool: $47592 (inc $23796 in bounties)
Place paid: 1260

1. rboomk (Hong Kong) $3,506.67
2. luckys luke (Germany) $2,558.07
3. TristanFran (Argentina) $1,784.70
4. Althocool (Germany) $1,189.80
5. Kagerisimo (Lithuania) $951.84
6. Adept_Player (Canada) $713.88
7. 693_TEAM (Russia) $475.92
8. seven77203 (Canada) $261.75
9. caceres ca (Argentina) $184.41

MicroMillions-091: $5.50 Razz, $5K Gtd
Players: 1508
Prize pool: $7540
Place paid: 192

1. F@ntom85 (Russia) $1,327.88
2. love-jlja (Slovenia) $942.50
3. Slaperichs (Germany) $716.30
4. Manc Ados (Australia) $527.80
5. saviocampos (Brazil) $377.00
6. RealmanSven (China) $226.20
7. andygat (Philippines) $150.80
8. Sz4t4n (Poland) $75.40

MicroMillions-092: $1+R NL Hold’em [3x-Turbo, Sunday Spark Special Edition], $40K Gtd
Players: 11244
Prize pool: $54302.43 (inc 43456 rebuys and 4973 add-ons)
Place paid: 1440

1. donkmincer92 (Australia) $7,609.31
2. bobbie2426 (Switzerland) $5,538.84
3. cairo (Finland) $3,909.77
4. mitu177 (Colombia) $2,715.12
5. Armin1003 (Austria) $2,172.09
6. RichieRichZH (Switzerland) $1,629.07
7. atomic-rs (Switzerland) $1,086.04
8. braselona850 (Bulgaria) $543.02
9. carlinus (Denmark) $369.25

MicroMillions-093: $2.20 NL Hold’em, $15K Gtd
Players: 14013
Prize pool: $28026
Place paid: 1800

1. SuperSakha (Russia) $2,876.24*
2. Mo3g0ff (Russia) $1,692.72*
3. Riverboy92 (Germany) $2,307.83*
4. 25122013 (Russia) $2,293.31*
5. bishalma (Ukraine) $1,515.63*
6. Udachniy_Lui (Russia) $812.75
7. ivory_xx (Russia) $532.49
8. jovani82 (Romania) $252.23
9. lego1974 (Russia) $168.15
* denotes five-way deal

MicroMillions-094: $5.50 NL Hold’em [ 1R1A ], $75K Gtd
Players: 15050
Prize pool: $157860 (inc 10942 rebuys and 5580 add-ons)
Place paid: 2025

1. george67762 (United Kingdom) $19,741.94
2. jovo5945 (United Kingdom) $13,781.17
3. msllms (China) $10,576.62
4. boliebolie (Belgium) $7,419.42
5. annakoda8 (Greece) $5,840.82
6. bas dummer (Netherlands) $4,262.22
7. marvirjo (Uruguay) $2,762.55
8. LuckyAA3009 (Germany) $1,420.74
9. Typhoon_333 (Hungary) $947.16

MicroMillions-095: $2.22 NL Hold’em [Hyper-Turbo, Heads-Up], $20K Gtd, No Late Reg
Players: 16384
Prize pool: $35717.12
Place paid: 2048

1. XimieN (Sweden) $2,612.62
2. -0-tjqkas-0- (Germany) $1,658.34

MicroMillions-096: $3.30+R NL Omaha Hi/Lo [8-Max], $25K Gtd
Players: 4712
Prize pool: $43425 (inc 6486 rebuys and 3277 add-ons)
Place paid: 600

1. LaBarraFle (Finland) $6,950.74
2. smilegeil19 (Germany) $4,776.75
3. theodorus32 (Netherlands) $3,908.25
4. OKCau (Ukraine) $3,039.75
5. Aleksi H (Finland) $2,171.25
6. 09May92 (Russia) $1,302.75
7. Aproovleptos (Greece) $547.15
8. cwaniak77 (Poland) $347.40

MicroMillions-097: $11 NL Hold’em [Sunday Storm Special Edition], $300K Gtd
Players: 49628
Prize pool: $496280
Place paid: 6300

1. zizinhooo (Malta) $37,254.26
2. kokonakueka (Portugal) $26,873.56
3. yarin517 (Israel) $17,568.31
4. jayemess (United Kingdom) $14,029.83
5. kolbencas (United Kingdom) $10,521.13
6. keoughan76 (Canada) $7,022.36
7. ALEbcard (Brazil) $4,878.43
8. dr.lex77 (Russia) $3,325.07
9. BomPang (Sweden) $1,960.30

MicroMillions-098: $22 NL Hold’em Main Event, $1M Gtd, $100K+ to 1st!
Players: 58032
Prize pool: $1160640
Place paid: 8541

1. makarios007 (Germany) $92,899.05*
2. Luckywolk123 (Belgium) $75,384.58*
3. Fahrenheit88 (Mexico) $75,842.28*
4. zardy912 (Ukraine) $42,340.14
5. Brachial/SMC (Germany) $31,035.51
6. dh7889 (Germany) $22,760.15
7. CRONOS95 (Belarus) $16,678.39
8. costantony (Greece) $12,233.14
9. przemz123 (Poland) $8,960.14
* denotes three-way deal

MicroMillions-099: $3.30 NL Hold’em [ Turbo ], $40K Gtd
Players: 19502
Prize pool: $58506
Place paid: 2475

1. metotti999 (Belarus) $6,320.14
2. goldenhawks9 (Canada) $4,973.01
3. illBeFamous (Poland) $3,802.89
4. RELRAISER36 (Netherlands) $2,632.77
5. tunnla (Finland) $2,047.71
6. soulljah777 (United Kingdom) $1,462.65
7. Verdict (Canada) $877.59
8. MLS20 (Austria) $526.55
9. PatrickWiles (United Kingdom) $351.03

MicroMillions-100: $1+R NL Hold’em [Hyper-Turbo], $30K Gtd
Players: 8850
Prize pool: $42765.24
Place paid: 1170

1. Zocker16987 (Germany) $5,783.84*
2. Érebos (Portugal) $4,376.32*
3. $2CRAZY4U666 (Germany) $4,171.82*
4. dinos622 (Ireland) $2,155.36
5. Didak04 (Australia) $1,710.60
6. Poker Own U (Canada) $1,282.95
7. kinoartee (Mexico) $855.30
8. pancaron (Germany) $491.80
9. DWCHAPIN (Guatemala) $331.43
* denotes three way deal


Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.

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