Ben “KidCardiff6” Warrington Wins the Sunday SuperSonic
Another Sunday has been and gone and once again British and Irish players have done us proud in the biggest tournaments across the online poker world. Do you want to know which of our heroes crushed their opposition this week? We hope the answer to that question is yes because here is a recap of the action.
Ben “KidCardiff6” Warrington helped himself to a mammoth score when he took down the $215 buy-in Sunday SuperSonic at PokerStars for a cool $45,259.14. That amount would have been slightly larger, but Warrington struck a deal with Latvia’s “poker@luffyD” when the tournament reached the heads-up stage.
The deal sent his career earnings from PokerStars multi-table tournaments past the $1,100,000 barrier. Amazing teckers, Mr Warrington!
The Sunday SuperSonic was kind to a number of Warrington’s fellow Brits. Sebastian “Bassysaffari” Saffari crashed in third place ($28,310.44) while “POKAROMA.com” (9th), “klenius” 914th) and “Incinerator8” (16th) each had deep runs in what is a high-variance tournament.
There were deep runs for a number of our players in other PokerStars Sunday Majors including, “mctoad99” finishing 8/3268 in the Sunday Warm-up for a $8,100 score; Jack “jackellwood” Ellwood finishing 21/922 for $1,307.70 in the $109 Sunday Rebuy; Craig “mcc3991” McCorkell coming 19/778 in the Sunday 500 for $1,789.40 and “Henwii22” falling in 14/1684 for $1,566.12 in The Bigger 162.
Keeping with PokerStars, The Bigger $109 attracted 2,981 entrants this week, among them a whole host of our online super stars. One such star, Christopher “NigDawG” Brammer, bubbled the final table and finished in 10th for $1,863.12. “Sr Amarillo” almost exacted revenge on the final nine players for Brammer, but fell short of winning and came second for $31,517.71 after a five-way deal.
Ireland’s David “bluemeanie77” Meaney gave his bankroll a significant boost when he chopped the Sunday Second Chance five ways to secure a $27,019.99 score. Meaney had to contend with Team PokerStars Pro Maxim Lykov and the talented Kevin “ImaLucSac” MacPhee at the final table so has plenty of reasons to be delighted with his excellent performance.
As is usually the case on a Sunday, the Sunday Million created the biggest winners of the week. Thankfully, the UK & Ireland had a handful of players at the final table bagging plenty of cash.
Ireland’s “UIDuffer” fell in eighth place for $17,181.60 and the RunItOnce instructor Espen Sorlie — who has the UK listed as his home country so we have adopted him for the purpose of this brag article – busted fourth for $44,385.80. Our deepest finish was fourth place, a finish secured by Antonis “ENIGMA4U4ME” Poulengeris that was worth $75,885.40.
Although he is not a Brit or Irishman, we have to give a round of applause to “poker@luffyD” who chopped the SuperSonic with our very own Ben Warrington and then chopped the Sunday Million three ways for an additional $155,782.23!
A big shout-out has to go to Main Event Travel sponsored pro Rhys “floppinhel” Jones who won the $55 rebuy at PokerStars for a payday of $11,241.38 and reached the final table of the PartyPoker $200,000 guarantee and the 888poker $50,000 guaranteed.
And last, but certainly not least, the legend that is Chris “Moorman1” Moorman helped himself to $62,260.80 when he finished second to “I Follow Rivers” in Event #19 of the Full Tilt Poker FTOPS. Congratulations to you all.