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Weekend Review: Big win for WATnlos

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


Weekend highlights on PokerStars

WATnlos wins the Sunday Million


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WATnlos wins Sunday Million

It proved short work for Austrian WATnlos in this week's main feature. He took a little over an hour to wrap things up, earning a first prize of $145,895 I the process after a heads-up deal with Zumi10 of Malta.

As Jason Kirk reported for the Blog, WATNlos's win sits nicely alongside a Sunday Warm Up win from 2011. You can read the full report of the final table here, with the full result below.

Sunday Million ($215 NL Hold'em) results
Entries: 5,840 (4,741 entries, 1,099 re-entries)
Prize pool: $1,168,000
Places paid: 1,052

1. WATnlos (Austria) $145,895.91*
2. Zumi10 (Malta) $122,471*
3. Tr!pleeeee (Poland) $77,662.18
4. PIPI tapis! (Malta) $54,500.98
5. ¿¿toneecho?? (United Kingdom) $38,247.21
6. IFIBETIMGOOD (United Kingdom) $26,840.75
7. rodrigobmz (Brazil) $18,836.10
8. Iamapoopie (United Kingdom) $13,218.72
9. John-F69 (Norway) $9,276.60
* denotes results of a heads-up deal leaving $20,000 for the winner


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.

TOURNAMENTWINNERCOUNTRYPRIZE MONEY
$215 SUNDAY MILLIONWATnlosAustria $145,895.91
$2,100 Sunday High RollercaeciliusCanada $65,977.10
$215 Sunday Warm-UpNY17PATS14Canada $47,744.64
Sunday 500surprisefirmRussia$44,845.42
$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo]WitaliiRussia$32,088.95
$22 Mini Sunday MillionAce ZzangKorea, Republic of $19,788.46
$109 Sunday Cooldown [Turbo]MonsieurRaskUnited Kingdom $18,727.50
$109 Sunday KickoffFutti18Russia$18,319.27
$55 Sunday Marathonalkis3333Greece $16,000.00
$33+R Sunday RebuykZhhHungary $12,115.77
Click here to pick out some of the other big winners from the weekend of November 11 to 12, 2017 on PokerStars


If we missed anything email us at blog@pokerstars.com, or tweet us @PokerStarsBlog.


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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Weekend Warm-Up: Stories from the week on PokerStars

A quick look at some of the stories from the week on PokerStars.


100 players book PCA tickets in Ultra Satellite
From zero-to PCA in one weekend
The latest from PokerStars Schools
Listen to the latest episode of Poker in the Ears
London giveaway
Were you a low stakes winner this week?


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Ultra satellites add another 100 players to the PCA Main Event

Last weekend our second PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Ultra satellite took place, the result being another 100 players winning packages to the Bahamas in January.


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As a reminder, and maybe a motivator to those wondering whether to play any of the multitude of satellites available in the tournament lobby, each package is worth nearly $16,000 and includes Main Event seat, accommodation at the Atlantis Resort, flights to the Bahamas, and spending money for when you get there. Not a bad deal.

For that, and everything else related to the PCA, go to the PokerStarsLive homepage.


Aditya Kumar on an incredible weekend

One of those package winners was Aditya Kumar from India, who not only won a package, but managed to do so for free, absolutely nothing, and in the space of two days.

Last Saturday he won a satellite ticket on Twitter. Then, 24 hours later, he turned that into a PCA package, which he told us in an interview for the Blog this week. It's a great story, and not at all unique.


The leatest episode of Poker in The Ears

"James and Joe discuss the latest episode of #PSCMonteCarlo (now available to watch at channel4.com/poker in the UK & Ireland, and on PokerStars.tv in the rest of the world).

"This week's guest is Celina Lin, who played on the feature table on Day 3 of the Monte Carlo Main Event, alongside Daniel Negreanu, ElkY and Hossein Ensan. Celina shares her memories of that day, including her thoughts on her bust-out hand. She also talks about her latest personal injury, which resulted from an unusual early-evening desire for a kebab, following a visit to the Palace of Versailles!


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"Finally, the boys are joined on-air by Harry Mansell, who takes on Joe at 'Gladiator' trivia in 'Superfan vs Stapes'. Please don't forget to rate, review and subscribe to #PokerInTheEars".


Click here to listen to the latest episode


This week's low stakes winners

We may feature news each week of the big winners from the Sunday Majors on PokerStars, but size is relative, especially in poker, where a four-figure win can feel like a six-figure win to the low and micro stakes player.

So, who were the big small winners from last weekend? Check out our low stakes results round up to find out.


PCA ticket up for grabs in PokerStars London Series last longer competition

If you're in London this weekend, looking to play some poker, check out the Hippodrome in Leicester Square.

It's not just that the PokerStars London Series begins tonight, running through to Sunday, but for a £100 opt in you can take part in a unique PCA last longer, the winner of which will win a package to the PCA in January. It's as simple as that.


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Even I you don't win the last longer there are plenty of reasons to enter the London Series, in what we think is the best place to play poker in London.

Check out the PokerStars London homepage for more details.


This week on PokerStars School

It's been another busy week on PokerStars School, as we reported on the Blog.

As well as the latest video aimed at helping you crush 6-max cash games, there's a great feature on how to label your opponents to get a better understanding of their playing style. So, if your previous labelling of players involved words like "b******", or "***-of-a-*****", this this article is for you. Same goes if you're simply trying to understand your opponent better.

Finally, there's the latest details of what's coming up on the Schools Twitch Channel.

Catch up with all of that here.




Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog. Follow him on Twitter: @StephenBartley. What did you think about this post? Let us know on Twitter: @PokerStarsBlog.


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Weekend Review: G A W headlines with Sunday Million win

After a busy week last week, the new one starts with a brief round-up of the results on PokerStars this past weekend...


Weekend highlights on PokerStars

G A W wins the Sunday Million


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G A W wins Sunday Million

As with a lot of players on PokerStars, the biggest moments in G A W's career have come on a Sunday. As Jason Kirk reported for the Blog, those moments have, up to now, come in the Sunday Warm-Up, and in WCOOP. Well now G A W adds a Sunday Million title, and a first prize of more than $120,000 after a four-way deal.

G A W led with about 12 tables left, a sign perhaps of a dominating performance from the Romanian, who ultimately topped a field of 5,738. That was good for the biggest win of the weekend, which you can read below.

Sunday Million ($215 NL Hold'em) results
Entries: 5,738 (4,680 entries, 1,058 re-entries)
Prize pool: $1,147,600
Places paid: 998

1. G A W (Romania) $120,684.75*
2. beginner27 (United Kingdom) $118,652.81*
3. vanselow (Costa Rica) $76,327.90*
4. Ottodif (Sweden) $53,564.68*
5. Deividas K (Lithuania) $37,590.09
6. Prezes_PL (Poland) $26,379.53
7. toffeblue (United Kingdom) $18,512.39
8. bianchettibh (Brazil) $12,991.52
9. hello_totti (Russia) $9,117.10
* denotes results of a four-way deal leaving $20,000 for the winner


Weekend winners

A look at the top ten results from the weekend on PokerStars, including a win for Mike "SirWatts" Watson in the Sunday 500.

TOURNAMENTWINNERCOUNTRYPRIZE MONEY
$2,100 Sunday High RollerPSCPRODIGYPhilippines $58,038.54
$215 Sunday Warm-Upcocojamb0Bulgaria $44,815.78
Sunday 500SirWattsCanada $39,558.03
$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo]dupree_mGermany $30,526.46
$11 Sunday StormDonkCommitedCosta Rica $24,095.91
$22 Mini Sunday Millionluigy666Romania $21,200.00
$109 Sunday Cooldown [Turbo]capotinhaBrazil $17,143.05
$109 Sunday KickoffNastyMinderSwitzerland $15,168.68
$33+R Sunday RebuyKo1ya777Russia$13,299.77
$55 Sunday Marathon$lim$hady19India $12,585.51

Click here to pick out some of the other big winners from the weekend of November 4 to 5, 2017 on PokerStars

Short and sweet this week. If we missed anything email us at blog@pokerstars.com, or tweet us @PokerStarsBlog.


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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Weekend Warm-up: It's all about the PCA Ultra Satellite

A quick look at some of the stories from the week on PokerStars.


An unmissable PCA Ultra satellite this Sunday
The 2017 ACOP concludes in Macau
The latest Poker In The Ears podcast


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First thing's first: We're going big (Ultra) on this weekend's PCA satellite

Okay, we've already written about this event before written about this event before but it's worth reminding you of it again, just in case there's another $500k overlay this weekend as well (seriously, click the link).


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In short, having fallen some way off the guarantee in the last PCA Ultra Satellite a while back we're giving things another go. I could give you the long story, but it's Friday. So, the short version is that we're giving away 100 packages to the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure this weekend.

What's included in a package?

Great question. That gets you a seat into the Main event, accommodation at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, flights to the Bahamas and spending money for when you get there.

It's all part of our plan to make the PCA in January the best it can be - the perfect and appropriate way to kick off the poker year in style, and maybe some pink drinks with umbrellas in them.

It all takes place this Sunday, November 5. Again, that wasn't a typo - last time we did this there was a $500k overlay. We don't plan on that happening again, but you can find details of the event in the Tournament lobby. And if you need a reminder of what's instore at the PCA in January, click this link for details.


Winners at the ACOP in Macau

The week started with an ending. The 2017 Asia Championship of Poker concluded in Macau with Alan Lau crowned the Main Event winner.

As the Blog team reported, Lau collected $692,000 for first place after a heads-up deal with Aaron Been. His ACOP title ow fits nicely alongside his 2015 Asia Player of the Year award. Click here to read about how he outlasted one of the most international fields in ACOP history, as well as a final table that included Stephen Chidwick, Brian Altman, and Dominik Nitsche.

Meanwhile the ACOP High Roller, with a final table featuring the likes of Manig Loeser, Dario Sammartino, John Juanda,was won by Russian pro Dmitry Yurasov, who picked up a first prize of $456,000. Read the final table report here


Poker in The Ears

James and Joe have two TV shows to recap on this week's podcast - the first two episodes of the #PSCMonteCarlo Main Event (now available to watch at channel4.com/poker in the UK & Ireland, and on PokerStars.tv in the rest of the world). They talk to Robert Pankowski, the online qualifier who featured in both shows. He relives his Monte Carlo experience and reveals what he did with his €10,000 score.


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In 'Adventures in Online Poker', the boys discuss Power Up, the new poker variant with game-changing powers. Expect some hot takes and top tips! Plus, there's a really geeky 'Jaws'-themed quiz, as David Nicholls from Devon competes for a #PSCPrague satellite ticket in 'Superfan vs Stapes'. Please don't forget to rate, review and subscribe to #PokerInTheEars.

Click here to listen to the latest episode




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Weekend Review: Aponokov wins Sunday Million as ACOP wraps up in Macau

A brief round-up of the world of PokerStars this past weekend...


Weekend highlights on PokerStars

APonakov wins the Sunday Million
Alan Lau wins ACOP Main Event win
Meanwhile Dmitry Yurasov wins High Roller


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APonakov wins Sunday Million

Every winner of the Sunday Million has their own story of how they got there. As Jason Kirk reported a few hours ago, APonakov's story was typical - being one of those players whose name surfaces every now and again in the results tables, but not quite near enough the top. Then, suddenly, it does.

APonakov collected $158,000 this week. He also made it look easy. Read the full story of that victory here.

Here's that result in full.

Sunday Million ($215 NL Hold'em) results
Entries: 5,897 (4,766 entries, 1,131 re-entries)
Prize pool: $1,179,400
Places paid: 1,052

1. APonakov (Latvia) $158,014.75*
2. Stubastian (Finland) $83,706.27*
3. jakl&haid (Germany) $82,620.03*
4. callmuckty (Germany) $80,098.63*
5. Joel "jbrown8777" Brown (Canada) $38,620.51
6. aless_84 (Uruguay) $27,102.72
7. WhitePudding (Ireland) $19,019.94
8. akport (Russia) $13,347.74
9. Gladi3 (Austria) $9,367.14
* denotes results of a four-way deal leaving $20,000 for the winner


Weekend winners

A look at the top ten results from the weekend on PokerStars.

TOURNAMENTWINNERCOUNTRYPRIZE MONEY
$215 SUNDAY MILLIONAPonakovLatvia $158,014.75
$2,100 Sunday High Rollerroo_400Canada $69,662.79
Sunday 500blanconegroMexico $49,153.37
$215 Sunday Warm-UpJohnyK91Netherlands $46,341.91
$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo]OempaLoempahBelgium $32,757.08
$11 Sunday StormevrylordCzech Republic $23,292.11
$109 Sunday Cooldown [Turbo]Golem1989Germany $20,908.84
$109 Sunday Kickoff-shameLi-Switzerland $17,410.92
$55 Sunday MarathonwendellauBrazil $14,961.35
$33+R Sunday RebuyAnjeyyyUkraine $13,071.78


Click here to pick out some of the other big winners from the weekend of October 28 to 29, 2017 on PokerStars


ACOP concludes in Macau

It's all over in Macau after ten days of high stakes poker.

Headlining the final day was Alan Lau, who emerged as the Main Event winner. As Howard Swains reported, Lau, 30, collected $692,000 for first place after a heads-up deal with Aaron Been, adding to a poker resume that already includes Asia Player of the Year in 2015. Click here to read about how he outlasted one of the most international fields in ACOP history, as well as a final table that included Stephen Chidwick, Brian Altman, and Dominik Nitsche.


And in the high roller...

As the Main Event was concluding so too was the ACOP High Roller, with a final table featuring the likes of Manig Loeser, Dario Sammartino, John Juanda, and others. But finishing best was Russian pro Dmitry Yurasov, who picked up a first prize of $456,000. It ended with some drama too: "a shove of close to 6 million chips with flopped trip sixes, snapped at by a defeated pair of nines."

Read the final table report here


That gets the week started on PokerStars. If we missed anything email us at blog@pokerstars.com, or tweet us @PokerStarsBlog.


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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