Here’s where you’ll find the latest highlights and PokerStars results, including the Sunday Majors and High Roller Club. This week:
KO Week Sunday Million reaches $1.5M prize pool
Multiple cashes for Jans “Graftekkel” Arends
Yuri “theNERDguy” Martins and Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph win HRC events
Hulaaaa wins KO Week Sunday Warm-Up for $44,268
KO Week Sunday Million – state of play
This weekend’s Sunday Million is a big one, helped along by a $215 price tag and the PKO format for KO Week. 7,753 entries made for an epic prize pool of $1,550,600.
This means the top two prizes are set at over $93k. With bounties, first place could be looking at around $150k in total prizes, far more than is typical for the Millie.
The event is currently on break with 65 players remaining. “OviPokerKid” of Romania has the chip lead and has so far earned the most bounties, already pocketing $3.5k from the tourney along with prize money.
We’ll bring you the full KO Week Sunday Million results tomorrow. For now, here’s how the chip stacks look for the leading players.
High Roller Club highlights
The star of the show on Saturday was undoubtedly Austrian pro Jans “Graftekkel” Arends, who earned two first places and a second place in the same night. Arends won the $530 Bounty Builder HR for $7k, the $530 Daily Supersonic for $8,396, and came second in the $1,050 Saturday KO for $18,631.
In the $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up, Yuri “theNERDguy” Martins and Patrick “pads1161” Leonard opted to make a deal heads-up. After taking slightly more from the deal, Leonard finished second for $12,701. Martins came first for $11,304.
In the KO Week special edition $1,050 Sunday HR, “edercampana” of Brazil denied Thomas “WushuTM” Muhlocker heads-up. Both still earned tidy sums. Muhlocker walked away with a total of $39,580. edercampana took the final bounty for a total of $74,260.
Elsewhere, Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph won the $1,050 Sunday Cooldown for a total of $13,225, and “Bomber&Granater” of Austria won the $1,050 Sunday Supersonic for $13,641.
Sunday Major highlights
KO Week ran into its second weekend and brought with it many special edition versions of the usual Sunday Major favorites. Prize pools got quite insane at times compared to the relatively low buy-ins. Some of the biggest scores include:
“Hulaaaa” of Ukraine won the KO Week 67: $215 Sunday Warm-Up for $44,268
“dottorsyduk” of the UK won the KO Week 68: $22 Mini Sunday Million for $23,702.
“Luizaobrito” of Brazil won the KO Week 72: $11 Sunday Storm for $12,294.
“gardze_wami” of Poland won the $109 Sunday Cooldown for $26,389.
Here’s the Sunday Major results: