For many, Sunday is the day of rest. A day spent reading the newspaper, washing the car and walking to dog. But for online poker players, Sunday is the day that can see your bankroll boosted significantly. Sunday is the day dreams are realised or shattered. This Sunday was yet another great day for British and Irish tournament specialists.
The first Sunday Major each week is the aptly named $109 Sunday Kickoff, which this week attracted 1,667 players and saw three players from the United Kingdom navigate their way through the dense field to the final table.
BandSaWyer finished eighth for $2,917.25 leaving Judith LPM and Peanut172 to finish one-two for $27,347.36 and $20,004.00 scores respectively.
The $215 buy-in Sunday Warm-Up was not as kind to our players as the earlier Sunday Kickoff had been, thanks to two of them busting ever so slightly before the final table was reached. firstname.lastname@example.org fell in 12th place, while Ben “F3nix35” Dobson popped the final table bubble and exited in 10th place. Getting so close to a final table and busting is painful at the best of times, never mind when there is an $88,830 prize up top.
More deep runs were had by the likes of flong78 (12/760 in the $109+R Sunday Rebuy), wozzle9 (6/2690 in The Bigger $109), xuluspot (11/6659 in the Sunday Million), Paul “paolo69” Foltyn (8/613 in the Sunday 500) and IbetUfold98 (16/1355 in The Bigger $162).
This week’s Sunday 2nd Chance saw two British players reach its final table; BigBradley finishing 8th for $4,408.00 and chrispker23 fifth for $11,108.16, while jareth3542 and Kungfumonk finished fifth and second from 776 entrants in the $162 buy-in Sunday 6-Max.
Ireland’s Cumin At Me Bro helped himself to a $2,921.25 score after finishing 6/615 in the $109 Big Ben tournament at Full Tilt Poker, while Sebastian Saffari continued his good run of form by finishing 6/1229 in the $250,000 Guaranteed for $9,750.00 and then third in the $635 Super Sized Sunday for an additional $12,750.
Jon “EMSBas” Spinks, a fellow Leeds United fan, almost slayed the $162 buy-in T-Rex, but fell short of his goal and had to settle for third place, a finish worth $11,508.75. Elsewhere, namely The Sunday Mulligan, AD_84 bagged the $13,000.00 first place prize by becoming the tournament’s champion. Peanut172 finished eighth in that tournament.
Allan “BgDaft37” Peers had an enjoyable Sunday thanks in part to taking down the $120,000 guaranteed Mega Deep tournament at 888poker. Peers outlasted a crowd of 601 players on his way to scooping the $28,547.50 first place prize. Fellow Brit JonnyB35 finished ninth for $2,043.40.
Owain “SendItKid001” Carey reached the final table of the iPoker Network Sunday Masters, only to fall in sixth place for $1,312.50. Also on the iPoker Network, Thomas “chipir8” Gostelow deserves a round of applause after winning the $30,000 Guarantee for a bankroll-boosting $7,101.48.
That concludes our recap of Sunday’s action, keep your eyes peeled for the Sunday Briefing that is coming to a screen near in the not-too-distant future, which brings all the results from th biggest PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker tournaments.