Weekend Review: Miracles in Manila, and best foot forward in Sunday Million

December 05, 2016

A look at all the results on PokerStars this past weekend.

Weekend highlights on PokerStars

* Myleftfoot33 wins the Sunday Million to collect $148,000.
* Siong Boon Heng comes back from 5-to-1 down to win Manila Megastack

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Not a foot wrong in the Sunday Million

As Jason Kirk reported for the Blog, it has been a pretty good year for myleftfoot33. The Irishman started well and managed to keep the momentum going all year long, culminating (unless he can top this in the next three weeks) with a Sunday Million title a few hours ago.

The win was worth nearly $149,000 and came ahead of a field of 5,235. The full report is well worth a read, and you can find it here. The result itself is below.

Sunday Million results (December 4, 2016)
Entries: 5,235
Prize pool: $1,047,000
Places paid: 728

1. myleftfoot33 (Ireland) $148,934.52
2. donkey310 (United Kingdom) $104,515.09
3. Ashwatthama (United Kingdom) $73,345.49
4. mighty28 (Denmark) $51,471.56
5. vladulaNko (Bulgaria) $36,121.18
6. tezmoney (United Kingdom) $25,348.81
7. ronaldnld (Malta) $17,788.94
8. TheKhopMan (Ireland) $12,483.69
9. Rogersthiele (Brazil) $8,760.77

The weekend winners

There was the usual selection of weekly tournaments this past weekend. Below you’ll find a list of the top ten biggest wins.

TOURNAMENT WINNER COUNTRY PRIZE MONEY
$215 SUNDAY MILLION myleftfoot33 Ireland $148,934.52
$215 Sunday Warm-Up jcada99 Canada $57,441.39
$1,050 Sunday Grand NLHE baeks22 Germany $47,664.07
$700 Super-Sized Sunday [Progressive KO] apostolis20 Cyprus $39,190.35
$1,050 Sunday Grand PLO [6-Max] brianm15 Costa Rica $31,485.37
$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo] OTT CANADA Canada $27,730.31
$22 Mini Sunday Million Karolijanas Lithuania $26,052.56
$11 Sunday Storm off-to-rail Germany $26,000.00
$109 Sunday Cooldown [Turbo] juicetus Germany $20,753.58
$109 Sunday Kickoff JeremiieLand Austria $19,572.93

Miracle in Manila

While the online poker world was at full speed, the live poker one getting a run out in Manila, where the Megastack event concluded yesterday.

As Ben Wilson reported, it was something of a miracle comeback for eventual winner Siong Boon Heng, who took home ₱2,771,000 (US$55,850) in what proved to be the largest international tournament ever held in the Philippines. He’d had a 5-to-1 chip deficit heads up to make it a story to remember. Read all about it here.


Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog. Follow him on Twitter: @StephenBartley.

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