The United Kingdom’s Charlie “Epiphany77” Carrel signed off the week with a bankroll-boosting victory in the PokerStars $109+R Sunday Rebuy.
This week’s Sunday Rebuy attracted 879 players in total who between them made 996 rebuys and took 734 add-ons, resulting in a $260,900 prize pool being created. Carrel helped himself to $44,972.11 of that sum after a three-way chop involving Slovakia’s “Epakfailer” and Brazil’s “theNERDguy.”
Carrel’s fellow Brit “masterscott” reached the final table but couldn’t progress past seventh place, which was good for an $8,479.25 score.
There was another British victory on PokerStars on Sunday, this one belonging to “GodsTeacher” who outlasted a 1,635 other players in The Bigger $162 to get his hands on the $40,257.87 first place prize.
Another impressive result was that of Patrick “pads1161” Leonard who managed to reach the final table of the star-studded Sunday 6-Max. Leonard, who has become one of the most-feared tournament players in the world since making the switch from cash games and now has an extra $4,261.50 in his lifetime winnings thanks to this sixth place finish.
Over at PokerStars’ sister site Full Tilt Poker, “Seldoon” won the Super Sized Sunday and pocketed $30,456 for his efforts, while Ben “cheesies” Martin multiplied his buy-in ten times by finishing seventh in the Big Ben for $1,788.70.
Final tables were reached by “tangentagent” and Rhys “floppin_ell” Jones both in the $250,000 Guarantee. Jones busted seventh for $7,250 and tangentagent sixth for $9,750.
“XRIVERFISHX” reached the last table of The T-Rex but couldn’t get going and was the first casualty of the finale, finishing ninth for $2,419.20.
The two flagship Sunday tournaments at 888poker produced good results for some high-ranking Brits.
Jareth “hteraaj2001” East managed a seventh place finish in the $60,000 TURBO Mega Deep for $1,950 while Durham’s Jonathan “silkypeano” Peacock helped himself to a $9,000 payout for his runner-up finish.
In the $125,000 Mega Deep there were three Brits at the final table. Paul “xxCelticFCxx Febers finished eighth for $2,730 while “afulari” went one place higher and locked up $3,900. Mathew “TheWiseOwl” Frankland added $19,175 to his bankroll when he fell and the final hurdle and finished second to Sweden’s “Madeon1994.”
Overall it was a relatively quiet Sunday for British and Irish grinders, but it was to be expected after several consecutive weeks of completely crushing the majors like they were POTRIPPER and the fact we’ve actually seen the sun for once so many spent Sunday having some much needed R&R before heading to Las Vegas for the 2014 WSOP where they will make it #YearOfTheBrits.