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

• pyszalek wins Sunday Million for $158K
• Cliff Ellefson wins Platinum Pass on Moneymaker Tour
• All the big winners from the weekend


pyszalek wins Sunday Million for $158K

Last night, for the second time in his poker playing pilgrimage, Poland’s pyszalek made an elusive Sunday Million final table. The first time he found himself on such a stage was seven years ago, when he finished in fourth place for $78K. He also once finished runner-up in the Super Tuesday, but a breakthrough title had eluded him.

Despite entering the finale as one of the shorter stacks, pyszalek was able to use those past experiences to propel himself to victory, outlasting 5,875 entries (4,758 unique and 1,117 re-entries) to win the $158,644.59 first-place prize.

You can read all about pyszalek’s victory and the rest of the final table right here.


Cliff Ellefson wins Platinum Pass on Moneymaker Tour

If you checked in with the PokerStars Blog over the weekend, you’ll have noticed our content was coming from Lee Jones, a consultant in poker communications for PokerStars. Jones is currently on the road with none other than Chris Moneymaker, with a handful of Platinum Passes and plenty of poker to be played.

The first stop of the Moneymaker Tour was this weekend at Stones Gambling Hall outside Sacramento, California. Last night local player Cliff Ellefson took down the $86 tournament, defeating Warnito “Junior” Merasuentes heads-up to win a Platinum Pass worth $30,000.

Cliff Ellefson gets a platinum pass from a hero of his

Read all about Ellefson’s win right here.


All the big winners from the weekend

Here’s the list of all the weekend’s major winners:

TOURNAMENT PLAYER COUNTRY PRIZE
$215 SUNDAY MILLION, $1,000,000 Gtd  pyszalek Poland  $158,644.59
$2,100 Sunday High Roller, $125K Gtd  kitaec80 Russia  $45,976.12
$215 Sunday Warm-Up, $175K Gtd  Rens02 Netherlands  $34,755.90
$530 Bounty Builder High Roller, $300K Gtd  pabritz Brazil  $34,657.56
Sunday 500, $100K Gtd  n3xD Canada  $29,043.20
$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo], $125K Gtd  cassiopak Brazil  $26,518.27
$22 Mini Sunday Million, $175K Gtd  DOOOOITTTT Mexico  $25,826.54
Bigger $109, $100K Gtd  sickhangover UK  $23,019.08
Bigger $215, $80K Gtd  Sw33ney UK  $20,904.89
$11 Sunday Storm, $150K Gtd oLi069 Peru  $20,888.71
$22 Double Deuce [Turbo], $85K Gtd fgustavof Brazil  $19,863.56
Bounty Builder $109, $200K Gtd  ale kmkz Brazil  $18,696.96
Hotter $109, $80K Gtd  sitiolibre29 Malta  $18,461.71
$55 Sunday Marathon, $100K Gtd Rebozeio Brazil  $18,393.07
Bigger $55, $100K Gtd  marcospaga Brazil  $18,191.77
Bounty Builder $215, $150K Gtd  DonKiShove UK  $17,573.25
$109 Sunday Cooldown [Turbo], $75K Gtd  bezfrke Serbia  $16,834.93
Hotter $215, $75K Gtd  EduardoGarl@ Brazil  $16,446.33
Omania High Roller: $530 PLO, $40K Gtd  danfiu Hungary  $13,554.27
$109 Sunday Kickoff, $75K Gtd  BrunoBoucas Brazil  $13,473.52
$530 Bounty Builder High Roller, $100K Gtd  Ruis Maker Brazil  $12,920.17
Hotter $22, $75K Gtd  Michal_N°11 Czech Republic  $12,657.60
Bounty Builder $44, $125K Gtd  ricardons8 Brazil  $12,597.81
Hotter $55, $60K Gtd  KKing James Brazil  $12,334.76
Bigger $22, $75K Gtd S1gheddii Latvia  $12,261.26
$22 Mini Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo], $60K Gtd  Aist84 Russia  $11,301.71
Hotter $82, $40K Gtd  eskiliukas Finland  $10,997.07
Bounty Builder $33, $125K Gtd  dewd879 Romania  $10,791.02
Bigger $11, $60K Gtd  Mat.huszcz Brazil  $10,669.81

Click here for all the weekend results on PokerStars: August 4 to August 5, 2018.


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