The Full Tilt Poker Sunday Brawl is a tournament that British and Irish players seem to do well in. In 2013, Jude Ainsworth and Ben Spraggons each finished second in it, while Jareth East and Martin Malone both managed to win it. This Sunday, Mat “checktrap11” Cuthbertson did a mixture of those results and chopped heads-up with Brazilian “GM_VALTER.”
Cutherbertson was one of 1,191 entries in this week’s Full Tilt Poker Sunday Brawl, a large field that helped best the $200,000 guarantee by some $38,200. Cutherbertson battled his way through the bounty tournament, no doubt claiming several $40s for knocking out an opponent as he did so. He found himself sharing a final table with fellow Brit “LederJoe” and we were rooting for a British 1-2, but LederJoe fell in fourth place for $16,912.20 prize, which left Cuthbertson as the sole Union Jack flying player.
At around 01:15 on Monday morning, although 10 hours after The Sunday Brawl began, Cutherbertson and GM_VALTER discussed a deal that saw our hero have $37,732.89 added to his Full Tilt Poker account and GM_VALTER take $41,635.35. Top work, sir.
Cuthbertson spoke to UK & Ireland PokerNews in April 2013. Find out more about the part-time poker player here.
Notable Full Tilt Poker Sunday Majors Results For British and Irish Players (26/01/2014)
|Mat “checktrap11” Cuthbertson||Sunday Brawl||2/1191||$37,732.89|
|Kevin “SuitedAcesBaby” Killeen||Sunday Brawl||23/1191||$1,024.26|
|the angleman||$250,000 Guarantee||15/1363||$2,017.24|
|ItalianCrusher||Super Sized Sunday||6/221||$6,961.50|
|Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi||The T-Rex||8/825||$2,895.75|
|Scott “rdcrsm” Margereson||The T-Rex||17/825||$618.75|
|Jude “j__thaddeus” Ainsworth||The Sunday Mulligan||7/276||$1,932.00|
|Crazybambos||The Sunday Mulligan||12/276||$690.00|
|Jareth “hteraaj2001” East||The Turbonator||1/94||$8,000|
|Christopher “kid_bramm” Brammer||The Turbonator||6/94||$1,500|
CunningPlan Wins TCOOP Event #15; Takes Home $73k
The Turbo Championship Of Online Poker (TCOOP) is in full swing at PokerStars and its huge prize pools have created some, quite frankly, ridiculous hourly rates for its champions. One such astronomical hourly went to “CunningPlan” who chopped Event #15 – the $215 buy-in No Limit Hold’em 6-Max Hyper-Turbo three-ways for $73,006.26 before going on to win. That impressive result banked CunningPlan an astonishing $33,799.19 per hour! What a life!
Magnus “Giffordonian” Martin had a similarly sized score – one topping the scales at $65,760.75 – when he finished 3/4123 in TCOOP Event #17, which was a $109 NL Hold’em Turbo with 1R1A.
Notable PokerStars Sunday Majors Results For British and Irish Players (26/01/2014)
|Moonwatch79||TCOOP Event #15||8/2818||$7,128.41|
|Ben “gs08bjohnson Jenkins||Sunday Warm-Up||14/3532||$$3,178.80|
|Jack “jackellwood” Ellwood||Bigger $109||14/3136||$1,489.60|
|Magnus “Giffordonian” Martin||TCOOP #17||3/4123||$65,760.75|
|David owie||Sunday Million||21/7495||$3,492.67|
|Ahhh Is It?||Bigger $162||7/1634||$6,740.25|
|Magician10011||Sunday 2nd Chance||7/1258||$7,548.00|
|Chaz D 87||Sunday 2nd Chance||13/1258||$1,887.00|
|IsraMazeltov||Sunday 2nd Chance||20/1258||$1,056.72|
|Rick “ThEcLaiMEer” Trigg||Sunday 6-Max||2/952||$18,564.00|
|Isaac “WatchThis08” Downes||Sunday Supersonic||17/3235||$2,216.29|
|Phill “bergeroo” Huxley||Sunday Supersonic||24/3235||$1,875.32|
|Rick “ThEcLaiMEer” Trigg||Nightly Fifty Grand||3/455||$7,166.25|
Once again, the UK and Ireland's finest put in some exceptional performances at the PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker virtual felt and were rewarded handsomely. While it may be true that a large number of our elite players are currently unable to play at their usual hunting grounds due to competing at European Poker Tour Deauville, we still have some of the very best players in the world grinding away every day, striking fear into the opposition.