PokerStars Sunday August 21st 2011 Tournament ReportMonday, August 22nd, 2011 by admin
The playing fields in the majors at PokerStars remained relatively the same this week. In fact, the Sunday Million ended up with the exact same number of players as last week, which meant the prize pool was just over $1.3M again. This week there was a deal made in the Sunday Million as well as the Sunday 500, but the Sunday Warm-Up didn’t have a deal. There were a few big six-figure paydays, which we’re going to talk about below in our recap of the majors this past Sunday at PokerStars.
PokerStars Sunday Million
• Entrants – 6525 / Prize Pool – $1,305,000
The top three players in the PokerStars Sunday Million cut a deal to guarantee each of them over 6-figures. Chris Lastiwka won the tournament this weekend after the deal was made and he won $163K. Dan82Mur secured a 2nd place finish in the tourney and he ended up winning $156K for his efforts. Robban_F was also apart of the deal and was the 1st player eliminated after the deal was made, but Robban_F still took home a prize of $129K.
PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up
• Entrants – 3351 / Prize Pool – $670,200
No players ended up cutting a deal in the Sunday Warm-Up and that meant that the winner would win over $100K again this week in the tournament. Marcotorino won the Sunday Warm-Up and the grand prize of $105K. Astor626 finished in 2nd place, which was worth $78K and RoyalSalute took home $55K for finishing in 3rd place. The Sunday Warm-Up is always one of the best tournaments every week due to the huge payouts and excellent sized playing field. I’m sure once the weather starts to cool down we’ll see the prize pool jump over $700K+.
PokerStars Sunday 500
• Entrants – 816 / Prize Pool – $408,000
There were over 800 players in the PokerStars Sunday 500 this weekend, which is a slight increase. The top 3 players ended up cutting a deal and they all ended up making roughly the same after everything was over. David Vamplew won $62K for winning the Sunday 500, which was more than the other players in the top 3 made by about $10K. Mike Dietrich won $54K for his 2nd place finish in the tournament and Ricky Fohrenbach won just under $50K for finishing in 3rd place. This week 3 well-known players finished in the top 3 in the Sunday 500 and it goes to show you how tough the playing field is each week.