Weekend Review: buba971 wins Sunday Million while Mercier and Negreanu go deep at WSOP

June 19, 2017

A look at the major results on PokerStars this weekend.

Weekend highlights on PokerStars

buba971 wins the special half price Sunday Million
Mercier and Negreanu go deep in WSOP HORSE championship

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Sunday Million

It cost half the usual fee to play and got roughly four times the usual number of players. As Jason Kirk reported for the Blog, it promised a lot and delivered it, notably to eventual winner buba971 of Ukraine who took the title and a first prize of $183,815 after a four-way deal, one that meant runner-up ivanbeograd of Serbia too the biggest share amounting to $195,867.

Here’s the full result, with a link to the full report.

Sunday Million results (18 June 2017)
Entries: 25,114 (21,088 entries, 4,026 re-entries)
Prize pool: $2,511,400
Places paid: 4,148

1. buba971 (Ukraine) $183,815.47*
2. ivanbeograd (Serbia) $195,867.24*
3. Mtss7 (Greece) $143,294.24*
4. tooozoran1 (Belgium) $136,445.33*
5. rrrui (Brazil) $65,909.68
6. alweinmann (Brazil) $46,982.76
7. anjuli777 (Germany) $33,491.02
8. mamalice (Germany) $23,873.61
9. uWi$hIamDeaD (Germany) $17,018.25
* denotes results of a four-way deal that left $20,000 for the winner

Weekend winners

How did everyone else do? Here are the top ten winners, in order of first prize money.

TOURNAMENT WINNER COUNTRY PRIZE MONEY
$107.50 HALF PRICE SUNDAY MILLION buba971 Ukraine $183,815.47
$215 Sunday Warm-Up Far2012 Netherlands $45,791.43
$1,050 Sunday Grand NLHE juniorbeagle Canada $37,597.26
$700 Super-Sized Sunday [Progressive KO] SEWart Russia $35,510.59
$1,050 Sunday Grand PLO [6-Max] Fresh_oO_D Germany $28,550.96
$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo] wantme1234 Poland $28,033.63
$11 Sunday Storm Jonna_INV Denmark $25,907.67
$22 Mini Sunday Million Rafaelgalo49 Brazil $18,375.65
$109 Sunday Cooldown [Turbo] DIFINI Brazil $18,316.59
$109 Sunday Kickoff w10lvl Argentina $17,112.12

Find all the results for the weekend of June 17 to 18, 2017 on PokerStars, by clicking here.

World Series

As we reported at the end of last week, both Jason Mercier and Daniel Negreanu were in the running for a bracelet at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Both had reached the last 15 of the $10,000 HORSE Championship, which must rank as one of the hardest poker tournaments to win anywhere in the world.

Neither Mercier nor Negreanu took the title (which went David Bach) but they did reach the final table. Mercier busted in fifth place, collecting $83,415, while Negreanu departed one spot before him in sixth for $61,667. But both players continue to impress in the Series.

Check back on the PokerStars Blog for more news on their World Series performances over the coming weeks.


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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