Two of the United Kingdom’s most prominent professional poker players have won a coveted online poker Triple Crown in the past few days, proving further still that they are two of the best tournament players in the business.
Christopher “NigDawG” Brammer secured the fifth Triple Crown of his career – an award given by PocketFives.com to any player who wins three tournaments on three different sites within seven days – when he won the PokerStars $33 rebuy ($4,288) on January 23 and followed that up with victories in The Big €50 at PokerStars.fr ($2,808) and the $7,000 Guaranteed at Full Tilt Poker.
Joining Brammer in the pointy gold hat club is Sheffield’s Rick “TheClaimeer” Trigg. Amazingly, despite amassing over $3.8 million in online tournament winnings, this is Trigg’s first Triple Crown of titles.
On January 20, Trigg took down the The Bigger $109 at PokerStars, then two days later the Full Tilt Poker Turbo Hundo ($3,480). With time running out to complete the third prong of his first crown, Trigg binked the PokerStars.fr version of the Sunday Supersonic ($8,517).
A simple but highly effective Facebook status update reading: “first triple crown ever weeeeeeeee” broke the news of Trigg’s accomplishment to his legion of fans. Surely it is only a matter of time before a second Triple Crown finds its way to Trigg’s head.
Well played, gentlemen. Well played indeed.