Ben “jenbizzle” Jones’ almost unbelievable start to 2014 shows no signs of slowing down after he won the PokerStars Sunday Supersonic for $54,231.87.
UK & Ireland PokerNews spoke to Jones last week and he revealed that staying at his parents’ house and concentrating on grinding, instead of partying with his friends, had seen him log more volume than ever before and that the extra play was reaping the rewards.
This latest victory saw him battle his way through a 1,451 man field in the turbo structures event and netted Jones over $28,500 per hours while he was playing in the $215 buy-in tournament! How long can Jones keep up this remarkable run of form is anyone’s guess, but the heater does not seem to be dying down just yet.
Although impressive, Jones’ victory was not the largest sum won by a British or Irish player in this weekend’s Sunday Majors; that amount belongs to “Epiphany77” who chopped the PokerStars Sunday Million three-way to bank $201,711.71. Epiphany77 eventually finished second to Canada’s “D_DIGGLER99” yet still took home the largest slice of the prize pool.
Amazingly, Epiphany77 managed to blast his way through the majority of the 1,309 strong field in the Sunday 2nd Chance, before falling in sixth place for an additional $10,341.10. It’s safe to say Epiphany77 had a winning Sunday! Epiphany77 was joined on this final table by Ireland’s Kevin “torino2000” Killeen who went on to finish second for $31,183.83.
Notable Cashes in the PokerStars Sunday Majors
|Charlie “JIZOINT” Combes||Sunday Warm-Up||14/3665||$3,298.50|
|Tom “GaggleofKings” Ambler||6/1023||$13,179.25|
|John “tron1ft8” Duggan||The Bigger $109||1/3310||$35,452.23|
|BuzzzBeees85||The Bigger $109||4/3310||$32,591.59|
|Ben “Spraggs” Spraggons||Sunday Million||14/7989||$6,391.20|
|Phill “bergeroo” Huxley||Sunday Million||16/7989||$4,234.17|
|Dinarte “jesus_AKA_me” de Sousa||Sunday 6-Max||1/986||$25,882.50|
|John “johne147” Eames||Sunday 6-Max||2/986||$18,857.25|
Chris Moorman and Toby Lewis Win Full Tilt Poker Sunday Majors
Full Tilt Poker’s Sunday Majors were kind to British players this weekend, as is evident by some of the fantastic results had by them.
Toby Lewis, playing under “sexystuff1989,” helped himself to the $18,000 first place prize in the $109 Big Ben tournament. Lewis was joined on the final table by two UK based Europeans in “LederJoe” and Spain’s Oscar “Menda Larenda” Serradell.
While Lewis was busy binking the Big Ben event, Chris Moorman was securing his 241st victory by taking down the $635 buy-in Super Sized Sunday tournament for a wallet-filling $33,228.00. Moorman’s fellow countryman Charlie “chaz_man_chaz” Combes finished fourth for a $12,460.50 addition to his bankroll.
Notable Cashes in the Full Tilt Poker Sunday Majors
|Ross “RLOG” Loggie||Sunday Brawl||10/1186||$2,372.00|
|Tom “hitthehole” Middleton||Sunday Brawl||16/1186||$1,375.76|
|Ben “SPRAGGS” Spraggon||T-Rex||4/826||$10,221.75|
|Luke “LFmagic” Fields||Sunday Mulligan||4/285||$5,557.50|
Jono “Spyver” Beck Top $100k Challenge on 888poker
Jono “Spyver” Beck added $25,706.94 to his 888poker account after winning the $100,000 Sunday Challenge. Beck was joined at the final table by Edinburgh’s Magnus “Giffordnian” Martin (9th for $1,836.21) and former European Poker Tour Berlin champion Kevin “ImaLuckSac” MacPhee (3rd for $10,405.19).
Also busy winning chunks at 888poker’s virtual felt was Chris Moorman who finished fifth in the $200,000 guaranteed Whale tournament, locking up $14,040 in the process.
Congratulations to everyone who managed a deep run in online poker’s biggest tournaments this Sunday. Here’s to this week being full of stories of British and Irish players dominating at the tables.