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Weekend Review: Nunes scratches seven year itch, while Veldhuis calls it… wins it

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


Weekend highlights on PokerStars

Paul "pvas2" Vas Nunes win the Sunday Million
Usain Bolt and Kevin Hart declare #GameOn
Ulrich Pauls wins PokerStars Festival Hamburg
Lex Veldhuis calls it... wins it


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Paul "pvas2" Vas Nunes wins Sunday Million

Some things change, while some things remain the same. As Jason Kirk points out in this week's Sunday Million report, a lot has changed in the last seven years, but it's a period now bracketed by twin wins for Paul "pvas2" Vas Nunes in the Sunday Million.


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Nunes made it two this weekend, collecting a first prize of $138,335 after a two-way deal with runner up buschle of Slovakia. Read the full report, and check out the box score from this week's flagship event, below.

Sunday Million ($215 NL Hold'em) results
Entries: 5,657 (4,634 entries, 1,023 re-entries)
Prize pool: $1,131,400
Places paid: 998

1. Paul "pvas2" Vas Nunes (United Kingdom) $138,335.49*
2. buschle (Slovakia) $121,698.45*
3. Nethos (Malta) $75,250.43
4. despedespi33 (Malta) $52,808.54
5. Stonefish35 (Germany) $37,059.45
6. TournamenT29 (Russia) $26,007.15
7. YYYeaHHH (Netherlands) $18,251.06
8. Rui "sousinha23" Sousa (Slovakia) $12,808.12
9. rashevski2 (Belarus) $8,988.40
* denotes results of a heads-up deal that left $20,000 for the winner


Weekend winners

There's more to the weekend than the Sunday Million and this week there were wins for Isildur1, probirs and recent Sunday Million winner G A W.

Here's a look at the top ten results from the weekend on PokerStars.

TOURNAMENTWINNERCOUNTRYPRIZE MONEY
$215 SUNDAY MILLIONpvas2United Kingdom $138,335.49
$2,100 Sunday High RollerIsildur1Sweden $63,842.38
High Rollers 03: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO]C. Darwin2Sweden $45,290.72
Sunday 500IAmSoSoSweden $39,760.85
$215 Sunday Warm-UpprobirsHungary $37,967.27
$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo]G A WRomania $29,789.82
$22 Mini Sunday Millionh1nds1ghttIreland $23,478.10
$11 Sunday StormGoias92Brazil $22,868.08
$109 Sunday Cooldown [Turbo]ldog1974United Kingdom $18,205.72
$109 Sunday KickoffKepalas89Lithuania $18,125.30

Click here to pick out some of the other big winners from the weekend of November 25 to 26, 2017 on PokerStars.


Hart and Bolt #GAMEON

Usain Bolt and Kevin Hart are back at it, this time competing in a contest entitled: Keeping Your Cool". If you've watched the #GameOn video you'll understand that that involves, and have seen the result. If you haven't it's a fun couple of minutes to start the week.


You can find out what happened here. Keep an eye out for more challenges to come.


Pauls wins in Hamburg

The PokerStars Festival in Hamburg concluded this weekend with a win for Ulrich Pauls in the Main Event. That was worth €105,850 to the German, who beat Michal Lubas of Poland into second place.


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That was Lubas's second Festival runner-up spot after Rozvadov back in March. Read the full report from Hamburg here, which also includes a hat-tip to Team Pro Marcin Horecki, who finished in eighth place.


Veldhuis calls it... wins it

Lastly, we ended last week with a great story about Lex Veldhuis, who after starting the PokerStars Thrill by announcing he would win it... actually won it.

The title (his favourite) was worth $55,000 to the Dutchman who streamed the tournament start to finish in front of 9,000 viewers. That means there's video, including the moment below showing the final hand and Veldhuis's reaction.



We spoke to Veldhuis after the win, and you can read that interview here.

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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Short and sweet from Deal winner Skarvurin

Skarvurin is a man of few words. When we reached out to him he was happy to talk us through his winning the Deal, but his answers were short, sweet and polite.

Then again that might have been a result of not sleeping since watching his bank roll boosted by six figures.

"I haven't slept much last night" he said (winking face emoji), as we spoke to him about the win.

While Skarvurin might prefer the low-key description, Team Online's Mikhail Shalamov was Streaming at the time and caught the moment the wheel spun around, landing on "jackpot", a total of $236,568, half of which, $118,381.99, would go to Skarvurin. You can watch Shalamov's reaction by clicking here.


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So here are the details, gleaned mostly from the emojis used in Skarvurin's reply.

He plays the Deal a lot, using Stars' points (smiley face), the plan always being to hit the jackpot (makes sense).

Skarvurin has played poker for some time now, starting in 2005 (laughing face) as one of what he described as a large poker community in his local area. Nothing unusual about that you might think, until finding Skarvurin's home country, the beautiful and wind swept Faroe Islands, on the map. We'll give you a moment to find it on Google.


faroe-islands-20nov17_v1.jpgThe result was even more incredible when you factor in looking at a screen means not looking at scenary as magnificent as this...

Alternatively find the UK on the map, scan up a bit... no those are the Shetlands, keep going... up a bit more. No, those are the Orkneys, you've strayed too far east. Keep going to the north west until you find some islands in the middle of the ocean... There ya go, those are the Faroe Islands, half way between Iceland and Scotland. See, you learned something today!


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The Islands have a population of 50,000 (smiley face) and Skarvurin, when not playing in PokerStars, is a commercial diver, which you must imagine, living surrounded by hundreds of miles of water, must mean there's no shortage of work.

But that might have to change after the win in the Deal. Skarvurin is clear in his plans for the money, which will involve taking a break to travel with his wife and children, with Denmark on the list of destinations (thumbs up).


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Congratulations to Skarvurin on a great result, and enjoying the trip.

You too can win big on The Deal. Click here to find out more.




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: money_hunte wins Sunday Million, but who won everything else?

Weekend Review - Monday 20 November 2017

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


Weekend highlights on PokerStars

money_hunte win the Sunday Million
Usain Bolt and Kevin Hart declare #GameOn
The latest from Poker In The Ears


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money_hunte wins Sunday Million

As Jason Kirk put it in this weekend's Sunday Million report, "the typical journey for a short-stacked player at a Sunday Million final table ends almost as soon as it begins". Well, this weekend things were a little different.

Which is exactly what money_hunte proved, going from the short stack to this week's Sunday Million winner after a five-way deal that netted him nearly $92,000. You can see the full result, and click through to read the final table report, below.

Sunday Million ($215 NL Hold'em) results
Entries: 5,484 (4,476 entries, 1,008 re-entries)
Prize pool: $1,096,800
Places paid: 998

1. money_hunte (Netherlands) $91,813.82*
2. AlexGelinski (Brazil) $95,711.58*
3. acerb1c (Canada) $77,408.64*
4. rafa0509416 (Russia) $69,813.85*
5. 8_Spizzico_9 (Malta) $77,402.07*
6. Rsiatat (Romania) $25,211.81
7. João "soleeJ" Ferreira (Mexico) $17,692.21
8. Bruno "foster18" Politano (Brazil) $12,416.43
9. Romans "RovoDice" Voitovs (Latvia) $8,713.52
* denotes results of a five-way 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 MILLIONmoney_hunteNetherlands $91,813.82
$2,100 Sunday High RollerGreenstone25Sweden $53,827.52
$215 Sunday Warm-Uplil-lj1981Cyprus $36,362.58
Sunday 500jricardoscBrazil $35,792.94
$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo]JonzStarsBrazil $28,900.82
$22 Mini Sunday MillionbizerrisBrazil $23,475.53
$11 Sunday StormBozajzmaSerbia $22,780.68
$55 Sunday Marathonblooming94Bolivia $18,656.87
$109 Sunday KickoffLoneHixxMexico $18,043.53
$109 Sunday Cooldown [Turbo]jason13-2008Brazil $17,830.36

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


#GAMEON

Usain Bolt and Kevin Hart are back at it, this time competing in a contest entitled: Keeping Your Cool". If you've watched the #GameOn video you'll understand that that involves, and have seen the result. If you haven't it's a fun couple of minutes to start the week.


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You can find out what happened here. Keep an eye out for more challenges to come.


And finally...

If you haven't already heard the latest episode of the Poker in the Ears podcast, check out the details below...

"In the last seven days, James survived surgery and Joe coped with cupping, so the boys are on hand to break down hands from 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). They also discuss the book 'He Played For His Wife And Other Stories', a collection of poker-themed tales from writers such as Jennifer Tilly, James McManus and Patrick Marber. Barny Boatman also contributed a story, and is this week's guest. He talks about writing 'Drawing Dead', and his long, distinguished career as a poker player and ambassador.

"Finally, regular #PokerStarsTV viewer James Martin (aka: Undersea Monkey) competes for prizes by answering questions about 'The West Wing' in 'Superfan vs Stapes'. Please don't forget to rate, review and subscribe to #PokerInTheEars."

Click here to listen to the latest episode.

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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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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