With the UKIPT and European Poker Tour festivals taking place in London, it was no surprise to see a reduced number of British and Irish players in the fields of this week's Sunday Majors. Although a number of our players secured big pay days, it seems that the Poker Gods didn't want them to claim titles judging by the sheer number of deep runs, without wins, our players had this Sunday.
With the exception of “SupaFlyGreek,” who won the $162 Sunday Six-Max for $24,303.18, it was a case of close but no cigar for a number of British and Irish players in this weekend’s Sunday Majors at PokerStars.
Manchester’s “HeniferLopez,” a CAD engineer by trade, banked his largest-ever cash when he picked up $20,975.50 for finishing fifth in the $215 Sunday Warm-Up. Daniel “danistheking” Carter had a deep run in the same event, but his tournament ended in 19th place, which was worth $1,645.77.
The $109 Rebuy wasn’t kind to our players this week with two of them crashing out before the really big prizes started. “JMBIgJoe” fell in 13th place for $2,372.40 while “Goldenboys” burst the final table bubble when he crashed in 10th place, worth $2,899.60. Both of those scores would be welcome additions to the bankroll of any player, nonetheless, they would have preferred the $49,425.00 first place prize on offer.
This week’s Sunday Million saw 6,834 players take to the PokerStars virtual felt and two of our heroes managed to progress into the top 21 place. Full Tilt Poker Ambassador Ben “gs08bjohnson” Jenkins fell in 21st place ($3,198.31) while Irelands “G1a1u1s1s” lasted a little longer and busted 19th ($3,198.31). Again, the prizes won by these two players are great, but it must sting when you get so deep in an online major and are within touching distance of the $207,894.06 first place prize.
In the Sunday 500, Glasgow’s “trickyone14” scooped $3,888.00 for finishing 14/720 – another deep run by our players.
The biggest UK & Ireland score of the day topped the scales at $31,469.52, an amount awarded to “Fabaz” of the West Midland who chopped the $215 Sunday 2nd Chance three-handed at 06:30 on Monday morning.
There were two of our players at the final table of the Sunday Brawl this week in the shape of Jude “j_thaddeus” Ainsworth and Ben “SPRAGGS” Spraggons. Ainsworth’s tournament ended in fifth place ($11,819.00) while Spraggons’ second place finish saw $29,703.60 added to his coffers. Unbelievable tekkers, boys.
888poker continued the trend of allowing British and Irish players to make deep runs in Sunday Majors only to pull the rug out from under them when they were about to claim the first place prize. “321.mychips” came fourth in the $60,000 Turbo Mega Deep for $4,144.12 while Dean “der23p” Price finished second in the $120,000 Mega Deep for an impressive $19,794.50 score.