While Kevin Allen was grinding his way to victory in the 2013 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Grand Final, hundreds of the United Kingdom and Ireland’s finest tournament players were battling online in a number of the industry’s Sunday Majors. Did they have success? Of course they did, keep reading to find out who won big this weekend.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up was the first tournament to see one of our heroes go deep into the money places and although “davjon” couldn’t go all the way and win, we’re sure that the $15,124.50 they won for finishing seventh will go a long way to help numb the pain of not taking the tournament down.
The best results for our players came in The Bigger $109 where we had three players at the final table. Rhys “floppinhel” Jones finished fourth for $18,405.75, Marcin “MARCIN123” Milde took third for $26,888.40 leaving Carl “swansfc_CJ” Johns to claim second place and $37,611.75. Top effort, boys.
Jerome “jahwise” Bradpiece had a super run in this weekend’s Sunday Million and was unfortunate not to go all the way and bank a six-figure score. He did manage to navigate his way through to seventh place, a finish worth $30,560.10, which will no doubt keep him in tournament for the next few weeks.
We also had a number of deep runs in this week’s Sunday 500 with Paul “xxCelticFCxx Febers (ninth for $4,774.40) and the UK-based “BoskoRock” (second for $48,490.00) having the best of those runs.
Elsewhere, “Gatman0” (ninth for $2,568.00) and “la_benjjjjj” (sixth for $10,301.60) performed exceptionally well in The Bigger $162 and the Sunday Second Chance.
Over at PokerStars’ sister site Full Tilt Poker, our men and women were busy showing the world why they are regarded as being some of the best players on the planet. Over the past few weeks, British and Irish players have done wonderfully well in The Sunday Brawl and this week was no different.
Ben “SPRAGGS” Spraggons finished seventh for $7,424.00 while Dublin’s “SuitedAcesBaby” managed to navigate his way to third place for a $24,320.00 score. This week’s runner-up was none other than Andrew “stato_1” Hulme ($34,099.20) with the champion being the man of the moment Jareth “hteraaj2001” East ($51,200) who is sure to climb further up the UK & Ireland rankings by the time they are updated on Wednesday.
The Big Ben saw two of our players reach the final table, two veterans of the game despite their relatively tender years. The legend that is Chris “MoomanI” Moorman finished fifth for $5,075.00, one finishing place below John “johne147” Eames in fourth, a finish that secured a $6,699.00 payday for the Southport lad.
Although not technically British – OK, he’s Spanish so not at all British – Sergio “petgamingSP” Aido lives in the UK so we are claiming him as one of our own, especially as he took down the Super Sized Sunday for $36,036.00. Tom “hitthehole” Middleton shocked the poker world by not winning and finishing in 11th place instead.
FTOPS Event #2 was another tournament where we have adopted players! Steve “MrTimCaum” O’Dwyer, a Dublin resident, finished fifth for $23,485.00 in the $1,050 Six-max event while Philipp “philbort” Gruissem (well he lives in London) cannot do anything wrong at the moment and added an FTOPS title and $93,940.00 to the back-to-back Alpha8 victories he has to his name. WAL.
A big shout out to Jonathan “the_pean172” Peacock for his outright victory in the PokerStars.fr Sunday High Roller. Not only did Peacock win €13,997.77,he did so by defeating Sweden’s Lukas Berglund heads-up, which in itself is no mean feat.
Over at partypoker, Jonathan Peacock, fresh from winning the Sunday High Roller at PokerStars.fr, was busy winning the $530 buy-in $100,000 Gtd High Roller for $25,768.75, which must be nice!
In partypoker’s other Sunday major, the $200K Guaranteed, Andy “TheSpider” Ward went super deep, eventually finishing fourth for a $12,432 addition to his bankroll.
888poker’s flagship weekly tournament is the $215 buy-in $120,000 Guaranteed Mega Deep, which this week saw 719 players create a $143,800 prize pool. A large slice of this, $9,347 to be exact, is now nestled on the account of Jerome “BenGrindy” Bradpiece who also finished seventh in the PokerStars Sunday Million this week.
The $120 Mega Deep’s smaller brother, the $60,000 TURBO Mega Deep saw “JonnyB35” and “gustavo.f” finish eighth and ninth respectively for $3,128 and $2,392.
Those last couple of results round off our recap of Sunday’s action. If you want to be mentioned in next week’s article all you need to do is go deep in one of online poker’s Sunday Majors! Simples, as the meercats say.