Sundays are traditionally the biggest day on an online poker player’s calendar, with all the main sites running their respective Sunday Majors. For the majority of online grinders, Sundays start off with high hopes of binking a huge score but end with them nursing heavy losses to their bankrolls. That was not the case for two of our heroes last night though.
Jason Tompkins is one of Ireland’s most up and coming poker players, one with a huge reputation that precedes him. Now that reputation has been bolstered even more thanks to his amazing performance in the recent Sunday Million on PokerStars.
Tompkins, playing under the alias “blaaaaaah666,” almost went all the way in online poker’s biggest weekly tournament, the Sunday Million. A total of 7,613 players bought into this week’s Sunday Million and Tompkins outlasted 7,611 of them but fell at the second-to-last hurdle to finish in third place, netting himself a career-best $114,195 in the process!
Puke! 3 headed started well but ended totally ugly! Rivered K in hand where guy flopped trips 9s. Smelt a rat! Oh well another 6 figure ;)Follow @blaaaaaah666
Smasherxx67, who walked away with $228,394, eventually won the tournament.
This Sunday was extremely profitable for the Sheffield export Rick “TheClaimer” Trigg, who walked away with the title of Sunday Brawl champion on Full Tilt Poker. Trigg, ranked sixth in the United Kingdom for online poker tournaments, bested a 900-strong crowd to emerge victorious and claim the $40,000 first place prize for himself.
In addition to this superb victory, Trigg went on to win the $109 1R1A on PokerStars for $25,323.69; finish fifth in the $215 Second Chance for $2,964; place sixth in the Sunday 500 for $15,604.00 on PokerStars and he won the $60,000 guaranteed rebuy on Full Tilt Poker for $17,422.00. Sick life!
We will have more on the Sunday Majors held on PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker in our Sunday Briefing article on Tuesday.