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Ireland’s “semaj2” Wins the Sunday Million; Jude Ainsworth Finishes 2nd in Sunday Brawl

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Once again, British and Irish players had some glorious results in the Sunday Majors, winning hundreds of thousands of dollars across the major online poker sites.

The largest win topped the scales at a wallet-bursting $166,227.65. This was the prize that “semaj2” picked up after chopping the PokerStars Sunday Million four ways before going on and winning the whole shebang.

Semaj2 was kept company in the latter stages of online poker’s biggest weekly tournament by a number of Brits, namely Lancashire’s “realquiz” (9th for $11,569.20), “b1grED0NE” (12TH FOR $8,210.40), Jono “Spyver” Beck (22nd for $3,478.22) and “Enf24” (28th for $3,105.02).

PokerStars Sunday Million final table results

Entrants: 7,464
Prize pool: $1,492,800.00
Places paid: 1,080

2ndStefan “mindgamer” JedlickaAustria$129,000.00*
7thGoldfishNew Zealand$32,095.20

Before semaj2 was negotiating himself a $168k payday, scores of British and Irish players were busy adding large cash hauls to their bankrolls. In the Sunday Kickoff, “flopit1980” finished 3/1786 for a $16,074.00 while “Jenndo” and “Ninemil” had deep runs, finishing 8th and 15th for $3,125.50 and $1,098.39.

The final table of the Sunday Warm-Up featured three players who call the United Kingdom home. “luckysir” finished second and took home $74,768.32 and “Josh1047” helped himself to a $40,365.00 payout for his fourth place heroics. “4better” was the third UK-based player to reach the final table; his eighth place was worth $8,775.00.

TournamentPlayerFinishing placePrize
Carnival 800 Million Celebrationbigfrenchy8612/21635$8,113.12
The Sunday 500Tom “7tHEcROw7” McDonald5/801$20,185.20
The Sunday 5004better15/801$3,404.25
The Sunday 500uWannaLoan?16/801$2,603.25
The Biggest $162Ben “jenbizzle” Jones17/2559$1,458.63
The Biggest $162ozzieowen22/2559$1,228.32
The Biggest $162Chris “Moorman1” Moorman27/2559$1,228.32
Sunday 2nd Chancekosmosas999/1345$2,959.00
Sunday 6-MaxJP “MrBarrett82” Kelly7/1036$2,874.90
Sunday SuperSonicChaz D 875/1477$16,345.95
Sunday SuperSonicpearnip6/1477$13,232.44

Full Tilt Poker

The Sunday Brawl at Full Tilt Poker has been kind to our players in recent weeks and that trend continued this Sunday as Jude “j__thaddeus” Ainsworth almost went all the way before falling in second place. That result added $33,193.44 to Ainsworth’s coffers and could see him overtake Chris Moorman at the top of the UK & Ireland rankings.

JP Kelly, fresh from final table bubbling the PokerStars Sunday 6-Max, was on hand to finish in seventh place – playing as “MavFish” – for a $7,226.80 score.

Check out the table below for a selection of the largest cashes in the Full Tilt Poker Sunday Majors.

TournamentPlayerFinishing placePrize
Big BenLuke “Bit2Easy” Reeves9/719$1,294.20
$250,000 GuaranteeStephen “stevie444” Chidwick$1,569.70 
Super Sized SundayChris “MoormanI” Moorman$3,114.00 
The T-RexToby “sexystuff1989” Lewis8/821$2,881.71
The Sunday MulliganPaul “LEADBOOTS” Foltyn7/299$1,943.50

iPoker Network

The $190+$10 buy-in $200,000 Sunday Special at iPoker was won by London’s “NOONELIKESUS1.” He outlasted 938 other players to get his hands on the $34,520.00 first place prize. Phill “bergerooo” Huxley cashed for $3,900.00 when he finished eighth in the same tournament.


The $200,000 guaranteed Whale took place at 888pooer this weekend and Brits destroyed it! “ZombieJesus” took It down for $60,250 while James “paradisedays” Finigan came second for $36,150. “Gull53” finished fourth, and Ben “TopBeaver69” Spraggons came 11th. Top work, gentlemen.

In other 888poker events, “MachingerZ” finished eighth in The $120,000 Mega Deep for $3,087, “jb2li” came 10th in the same tournament for $1,617. In the $60,000 Turbo Mega Deep, “nrs1972” went the whole way and won for $19,980, capping off a great night at the virtual felt for UK & Ireland’s players.


Dara “okreaney” O’Kearney was the best played of our heroes in the $200K Guaranteed Sunday, finishing fifth for a score of $10,637.90.

Congratulations to everyone who bagged themselves a decent score this weekend, here's to another seven days of British and Irish domination!

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