Jon Spinks Wins the Sunday Warm-Up for $115K

Jon Spinks

Jon “LUFCBas” Spinks secured the largest cash of his illustrious online poker career when he won this week’s PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up for a wallet-bursting $115,490.37. Making Spinks’ victory even sweeter was the fact the final table was over in record time and, according to the PokerStars Blog, went from six players to a finish in less than three minutes!

Spinks bulldozed his way through the star-studded final table that was the home to a former Sunday Million champion, a MicroMillions winner and the ultra-talented Sam “KingKobeMVP” Stein. The final hand of the tournament saw Spinks move all-in with {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} and Germany’s “vossiman” call off his short stack with the {q-Clubs}{2-Clubs}. A board reading {9-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{6-Spades}{k-Spades}{k-Clubs} busted vossiman and left Spinks to be crowned this week’s Sunday Warm-Up champion.

The 25-year old Brighton-based pro recently discovered he is to become a father in 2014, this victory should sort out “Mini Spinkles” with plenty of nappies and babygrows! Congratulations on the massive score and on the new addition to your family, Mr Spinks.

Keeping with PokerStars, UK & Irish players had some other results worth shouting about, including Chris “Moorman1” Moorman’s deep run in the Sunday Kickoff. When Moorman busted in 11th place, the surviving 10 players must have breathed a massive sigh of relief!

Ireland’s “uWannaLoan?” reached the final table of The Bigger $109 before crashing out in 8th place, a finish good for $4,578.75, which is the same position “ravipokerg” finished in the Sunday 500, although his score topped the scales at a more substantial $8,310.00.

This week’s Bigger $162 finished in a three-way chop and we are delighted to report that Ashley “DYBYDX” Mason was one of the three recipients of a large cash — $34,880.87 to be exact.

Another tournament ended in a three-handed chop, the Sunday 2nd Chance. Again, one of our players was among the dealmakers; Ben “KidCardiff6” Warrington eventually receiving $34,674.84 for his second place finish.

Rounding out the PokerStars section of this recap are another two final table appearance. Jareth “jareth3542” East finished third in the Sunday 6-Max for $15,495.75 while Phill “bergeroo” Huxley came fifth in Sunday SuperSonic for $16,401.29.

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This week’s Sunday Brawl final table featured two Brits in the shape of Andrew “stato_1” Hulme and “ScrillaGorila.” Unfortunately, neither could go all the way and win the $52,440 on offer, Hulme finished 8th for $5,506.20 and ScrillaGorila 7th for $7,603.80. Hulme went on to finish 5th in The T-Rex for an additional $8,053.13.

Two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner JP Kelly almost binked the Big Ben tournament, but fell short and came fifth for $4,985.50, while “Wine of Whiskey” of Ireland finished third in The T-Rex and collected $20,151.65 after a three-way deal. Sebastian “thereal_bandito” Saffari (6th), Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi (9th) and Ben “f3nix35” Dobson (11th) also had deep runs in The T-Rex.


Sam Holden, a member of 888poker’s impressive stable of pros, took down The $60,000 Turbo Mega Deep this Sunday, banking a welcomed $19,980 for his efforts. It was quite the Sunday for Holden who also finished second in The Hotter $44 at PokerStars for $12,755 and won the $10,000 Monsoon at 888 for $4,295. MBN!

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