Here’s everything you need to know from the weekend on PokerStars…

HEADLINES

  • UK’s “Ben_Apart” wins Sunday Million for $119K
  • “Firstlove888” takes down Bounty Builder HR for $63K
  • Top 5 results from the High Roller Club
  • Top 5 results from the Sunday majors

UK’S ‘BEN_APART’ WINS SUNDAY MILLION FOR $119K

Piling up the chips earned “Ben_Apart” a cool $119K

The $109 Sunday Million drew a larger-than-usual field yesterday, attracting 11,878 total entries to create a $1,187,800 prize pool. Only the top 2,150 players would make the money.

Ultimately it was the UK’s “Ben_Apart” who came out on top, banking the only six-figure payday of the weekend. He boosted his bankroll by a cool $119,737 after defeating Russia’s “yodashutka” heads-up ($86,812.73) with no deal in place.


“FIRSTLOVE888” TAKES DOWN $530 BOUNTY BUILDER HR FOR $63K

This weekend’s biggest High Roller Club prize was awarded in the $530 Bounty Builder HR. The Progressive KO tourney drew 1,067 total entries for a $533,500 prize pool split evenly between bounties and schedule prizes, setting up a $43,404 top prize.

China’s “Firstlove888” scored the big win, collecting an extra $20,346 in bounties to go with the winner’s purse after defeating past Sunday Million finalsit “paila02” of Argentina heads-up ($47,441 including bounties).

Finishing ahead of Simon Mattsson is an accomplishment all by itself

Past Sunday Million and TCOOP champion “kZhh” also appeared at the final table, earning $8,395 in prizes and bounties for finishing in eighth place, while past Sunday Million runner-up “4_VaNyA_4” from Romania finished ninth ($4,843).

Perhaps the most impressive victory came in the $2,100 Sunday Cooldown. Brazil’s Eduardo “edudrake1987” Pires picked up $54K in prizes and bounties in his victory against a final table that included the likes of Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson (2nd, $17K), Niklas “Lena900” Åstedt (3rd, $13K), “sk2ll_m0dr” (4th, $10K), and Samuel “€UROP€AN” Vousden (6th, $6,300).


TOP 5 RESULTS FROM THE HIGH ROLLER CLUB

TOURNAMENT PLAYER COUNTRY PRIZE
HRC: $530 BOUNTY BUILDER Firstlove888 China $63,751.01*
HRC: $2,100 SUNDAY COOLDOWN (TURBO PKO) edudrake1987 Brazil $54,847.04*
HRC: $2,100 SUNDAY HR maxtack11 Canada $39,151.26
HRC: $1,050 SUNDAY WARM-UP eijseijs Sweden $37,493.76
HRC: $1,050 SUNDAY SUPERSONIC (HYPER) NEWFlat Russia $33,972.99

TOP 5 RESULTS FROM THE SUNDAY MAJORS

TOURNAMENT PLAYER COUNTRY PRIZE
$109 SUNDAY MILLION Ben_Apart United Kingdom $119,637.71
$215 SUNDAY WARM-UP ramonkrop Brazil $25,626.82
$215 SUNDAY SUPERSONIC (HYPER) BalticMoose Lithuania $21,535.25
$109 SUNDAY COOLDOWN (TURBO PKO) marceloaziz Brazil $17,033.16*
$55 SUNDAY MARATHON simonbozhin Macedonia $14,819.80

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Jason has covered poker since 2005. He lives in Washington state with his wife and three dogs.

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