Sunday Scoop: No Cannes? No Problem

Victoria Coren
Vicky Coren

Even a WSOPE Cannes-sized hangover didn’t stop thousands of players from hitting the virtual felt on Sunday.

Although many of the famous online pros were still wrapped up in the PokerStars EPT San Remo event there were some huge prize pools and if anything the fields were slightly softer than usual.

Expect next Sunday to be a huge one as the October live tournament circuit that includes EPT London, WSOPE Cannes and EPT San Remo finally draws to a close.

Here’s a look at the biggest tournaments that went down yesterday:

PokerStars Sunday Million

As usual the PokerStars Sunday Million was the biggest tournament on Sunday by a mile.

A total of 6,585 players paid the $15 buy-in and tried to take down a life-changing amount of cash. Several Team PokerStars pros made the money including Vicky Coren (424th), Toni Judet (326th) and Bryan Huang (11th).

In the end U.K. player Spyver took the chip lead into the final table and absolutely crushed it going wire-to-wire to win $190,459.

Second place finisher GoldenOne306 still picked up $158,019 thanks to a two-way deal.

PokerStars Sunday Warm-up

The PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up attracted 3,395 players, including PokerStars pros Vicky Coren, Maxim Lykov, Ana Marquez and George Danzer, who combined to form a $679k prizepool.

Canadian player bigdogpckt5s ended up taking down first for $83,000 but thanks to a three-way chop TTycho earned $83k for second and 4betUr3bet took $77k for third place.

PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance

The 2nd Chance was popular, as usual, with a total of 1,085 entrants taking to the felt for a shot at $217k prizepool.

Randy “nanonoko” Lew, who is currently playing from Canada, looked primed for a deep run but ended up falling in 130th place, just missing out on the cash.

Meanwhile xxxALBxxx eventually took down first place for $39,060.

PokerStars Sunday 500

The PokerStars Sunday 500 is always a pro-heavy event and this week was no exception with MONSTER_DONG, Andre Akkari, Arnaud Mattern and Max Lykov all taking a seat.

In total 712 players combined to create a prize pool of $356k. Dean23price grabbed the biggest chunk, worth $64k, for coming in first place.

U.S. pro Dan “djk123” Kelly, playing from Malta, just missed out on the final table coming in 20th place for $1,708.

iPoker $200k Guaranteed

The huge $200k Guaranteed on the iPoker network (which includes Titan Poker and ChiliPoker) drew 953 players.

There was definitely some extra value in the tournament as there was a slight overlay of $10,000 to bump the prizepool to the required $200k

Online poker player Megustastu took advantage and ended up taking down $42k for first place. Swippy01 came in second for $22k.

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