Once again I find myself looking through the results of the PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker Sunday Majors with my mouth open, apparently in awe of the scores that British and Irish players helped themselves to. There were a handful of wins and plenty of final tables and deep runs had by our heroes; keep reading to discover who won big and who came agonisingly close.
Unless you have been hidden under a rock for the past few years you will not need to be informed that Stephen Chidwick is an absolute beast of a poker player. When it comes to poker, Chidwick has the Midas touch, check out his long list of impressive results if you are in any doubt. Check them this morning and you will find a new addition to them, one that displays the numbers $32,395.48.
That is the amount that Chidwick was awarded for winning the $635 buy-in Super Sized Sunday at Full Tilt Poker. Playing as “stevie444,” Chidwick waltzed his way around high stakes tournament eventually finding himself playing three handed with Hungarian IveyPoker Pro Balasz “birs320” Botond and Belarus’ “ekziter,” who happens to be ranked 35th in the world by our friends over at PocketFives.com. Botond crashed out in third place, leaving Chidwick and ekziter to lock horns heads up.
The pair struck a deal that saw ekziter ultimately win $28,039.52 and Chidiwck – who won the heads-up encounter – have $32,395.48 added to his Full Tilt Poker account. Congratulations, sir.
Notable UK & Ireland Cashes at Full Tilt Poker (February 16, 2014)
|Stephen “stevie444” Chidwick||Super Sized Sunday||1/237||$32,395.48|
|The angleman||Super Sized Sunday||8/237||$3,910.50|
|Chris “MoormanI” Moorman||Sunday Mulligan||5/309||$4,326.00|
|Nicky “cod meharly” Evans||Sunday Brawl||10/1258||$2,516.00|
|Oliver “Ollie_p” Price||$250,000 Guarantee||7/1450||$8,410.00|
|Jon “EMSBas” Spinks||$250,000 Guarantee||12/1450||$2,900.00|
Big Scores Aplenty at PokerStars
As is usually the case, there were plenty of big scores had by our players over at PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker site.
“Agent Bear” picked up the gold medal in the Sunday Kickoff, outlasting 1,921 players before chopping heads-up with Romania’s “motreanu90” for an impressive $27,049.76. A big shout out to Nicky “Cod Meharly” Evans who reached the final table of the same tournament before falling in fourth spot for $12,630.57.
In December 2013, Ireland’s Shaun “sincinaty118” Hegarty won a special $5 million guaranteed edition of the Sunday Million, taking home over $420,000 after a five-way deal. This Sunday Hegarty added another $49,893.34 to his lifetime winnings when he chopped the Sunday Supersonic heads-up; what a life!
Also involved in a chop was “zuluspot” who secured a $34,913.73 pay out before falling in third place in The Bigger $162. Ironically, zuluspot took home more than the eventual winner “leopeluca” of Argentina. Nice work!
Here’s a selection of the more notable scores had by British and Irish players in this week’s PokerSars Sunday Majors.
Notable UK & Ireland Cashes at PokerStars (February 16, 2014)
|Agent Bear||Sunday Kickoff||1/1921||$27,049.76|
|Nicky “Cod Meharly” Evans||Sunday Kickoff||4/1921||$12,630.57|
|Isaac “WatchThis08” Downes||Sunday Warm-Up||20/3639||$1,855.89|
|Jack “_JMCD_89” McDermott||Bigger $109||2/3387||$39,627.90|
|David “davidv1213” Vamplew||Sunday Million||18/7863||$4,167.39|
|Ash “DYBYDX” Mason||Bigger $162||5/1789||$12,746.62|
|Jonathan “Peanut172” Peacock||Bigger $162||12/1789||$2,093.13|
|Ben “jenbizzle” Jones||Sunday 2nd Chance||6/1464||$11,565.60|
|Se7enTr3y||Sunday 2nd Chance||13/1464||$1,961.76|
|Mike “annie1975” Harrison||Sunday 6-Max||5/1140||$7,695.00|
|Niall “Firaldo87” Farrell||Sunday 6-Max||8/1140||$3,078.00|
|Shaun “sincinaty118” Hegarty||Sunday Supersonic||2/1579||$49,893.34|