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An Arcade Bomb jackpot worth $1.8 million

We don't feature many cross over posts on the Blog, but in this case we've decided to make an exception.

We have a pretty good reason. You could say we have 1.8 million reasons, or at least German PokerStars Casino player beckskr has.


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Yesterday afternoon he logged into his account to play his regular game. Just short of seven minutes later he'd become a millionaire, winning $1,879,437 on the Arcade Bomb game. One minute you're pressing a button for a dollar, the next minute your account is spinning up wildly and everything is wunderbar.

That's a lot of buckets of change to take to the cage.

beckskr isn't the only Casino player to have this experience (no details of what else that experience involved other than running around the house howling). This is the seventh time this year we've had a $1 million plus jackpot winner, the third on the Arcade Bomb game.

Just for the record...

DateCasino GameJackpot Payout
26/07/2017Millionaires Island$2,439,369
10/12/2017Arcade Bomb$1,879,437
04/11/2017Millionaires Island$1,764,569
26/01/2017Millionaires Island$1,517,303
22/02/2017Millionaires Island$1,410,720
24/02/2017Genie Jackpots$1,368,821
27/07/2017Millionaires Island$1,348,813

If you want to give things a spin, or if casino games compliment your poker experience, find out more at PokerStarsCasino.com.


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Weekend Review: Quick work in Half-Price Sunday Million as Prague gets under way

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


Weekend highlights on PokerStars

SitPro2011 win the Sunday Million
Day 2 of Super High Roller under way in Prague


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SitPro2011 wins Sunday Million

Half the prize and twice as fast. Well not quite on that second part. But the action was quick at the final table this week as Jason Kirk reported for the Blog. The eventual winner was Brazilian player SitPro2011, who logged off a short time ago with a whopping $197,162 for the win. As the result chart below showed, the top three players walked away with six figures.

Half Price Sunday Million ($107.50 NL Hold'em) results
Entries: 18,973 (15,813 entries, 3,160 re-entries)
Prize pool: $1,897,300
Places paid: 3,140

1. SitPro2011 (Brazil) $197,162.72
2. Kelevrafckj (Malta) $140,529.97
3. mamamamama70 (Sweden) $100,174.78
4. rodddc (Brazil) $71,408.11
5. Killuckkk (Malta) $50,902.28
6. Ticiz (Netherlands) $36,284.91
7. jagdtreiba (Germany) $25,865.32
8. longbreath (Switzerland) $18,437.58
9. just_two_ace (Russia) $13,142.97


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
$107.50 Half Price Sunday MillionSitPro2011Brazil $197,162.72
$2,100 Sunday High Rollerflong78United Kingdom $47,398.02
$215 Sunday Warm-UpB0neShakerBulgaria $39,514.64
Sunday 500hello_tottiRussia$28,921.26
$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo]dynoalotCanada $27,830.26
$11 Sunday Stormmiiga1986Finland $22,801.29
$22 Mini Sunday MillionKMC12Sweden $22,263.77
$55 Sunday MarathonPortaluppi.7Brazil $17,824.71
$109 Sunday KickoffRovoDiceLatvia $15,500.21
$109 Sunday Cooldown [Turbo]Machadada RSBrazil $14,605.77

Click here to pick out some of the other big winners from the weekend of December 9 to 10, 2017 on PokerStars.


PokerStars Championship Prague

Live coverage from the PokerStars Championship in Prague got started this weekend with the first event of what will be ten days of action. The Super High Roller reaches Day 2 today, and you can follow live updates from courtside a little later today (play starts at 12:30pm local time).


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That's today. That's followed tomorrow by the Super High Roller final table and the start of the Main Event. Click here to find all the updates from Prague.

That's it for this weekend. Send us your stories 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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Red Spade Open: Moneymaker among field for Day 2

It's Monday, which means by 8pm tonight (UK time) you'll be one with dinner, only to discover that there's nothing on television.

Short of calling it a night, and going to bed earlier than when you were eight years old, you could skip the box set, or Netflix, log into PokerStars and keep an eye on how things are panning out in the Red Spade Open instead.

Why should you do that?

Well, for one thing it's getting close to the business end, with 347 players left. They remain from a gargantuan field of 26,049 that started yesterday. That's more eliminations than in a John Wick movie.

And how do things look after day one?


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Well, the field is led by Polish player jamessz4. After nearly 19 hours of play, he had nearly 3 million chips, with the big blind at 30K for the restart. The money kicked in at 3,671 players remaining so we're well into the pay-outs, with the current one being $337 (all of this for a $55 buy-in).

Of chief interest to PokerStars is the avatar of Chris Moneymaker in 167th position with 647,000 chips. He is the best of Team Pro, with Celina Lin, Adrienne Rowsome and Mikhail Shalamov finishing in the money.


Chris moneymaker 4 dec 17.jpgChris Moneymaker will return for Day 2 of the Red Spade Open with more than $132,000 awaiting the winner

With 347 players left, that 694 eyes on the $132,107 first prize when play restarts at 8pm UK time this evening (3pm ET). You can follow along via the Tournament Lobby.




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

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


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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.


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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.

TOURNAMENTWINNERCOUNTRYPRIZE MONEY
$215 SUNDAY MILLIONHITTHEPANDACanada $159,701.07
High Rollers 15: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max]T-MachaUnited Kingdom $156,377.32
High Rollers 21: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo]ruthless848Canada $122,913.93
$2,100 Sunday High Rollerfish2013Latvia $59,662.21
$215 Sunday Warm-Upanti-VGKCIreland $42,180.32
Sunday 500Die VenturaPeru $37,333.38
High Rollers 17: $1,050 NLHE [3-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Zoom]OLD TIME GINCanada $37,309.92
$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo]dennysramos2Brazil $30,263.33
$22 Mini Sunday MillionCiTral6077Germany $22,346.75
$55 Sunday MarathonAtkin1987Germany $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.


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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.


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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.


Send us your stories 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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Fedor Holz defines early High Roller Week parameters

See, it was the end of the year, and someone at PokerStars got it in their heads to put together a week for the world's high rollers. On the live circuit, those people are usually pretty easy to spot. It's the same few dozen people battling each other for giant money. We almost always know the winner as one of the high rolling crew. Heck, for a while there it seemed like that guy was always Fedor Holz.

So, who shows up to win ones with lower buy-ins but big prizes?

Same dude, man. Same dude.

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That High Roller Week started yesterday. Tonight, Fedor Holz closed out the first event with a $174,498 win. He bested the 442-entry field and collected himself another high rolling title.

Meanwhile, PLO stalwart BlackFortuna collected $54,000 in the second event, a $2,100 buy-in 122-entry PLO tourney. Another well-known grinder, C. Darwin2, closed out the turbo event today for nearly $90,000 in combined prize and bounty money.

In all there will be 22 High Roller events throughout the week, culminating in the big $2 million guaranteed $2,100 tourney on Sunday.

We'll reserve a seat for Mr. Holz.


is the PokerStars Head of Blogging. Follow him on Twitter: @BradWillis.

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