Magnus “Giffordonian” Martin Finishes Third in the Sunday Million
Once again it was a super Sunday for British grinders, especially on PokerStars where they ran as hot as the sun and banked some massive scores.
Magnus “Giffordonian” Martin helped himself to the largest slice of pie when he finished third from 6,770 entrants to walk away with a career-best score of $108,320.00.
The Edinburgh-based pro has been in great for of late and has been ranked as high as 199th in the world. When the rankings are updated on Wednesday, he could surpass that impressive rank thanks to this huge win that has added over 600 leader board points to his total.
Fellow Brit “phil1961” finished 11th in the same event and took home over $7,500 while the eventual winner, “tnxcomeagain” is based in the United Kingdom but is actually from Greece. He won $205,943.40. Can we claim him as being British seeing how he won from a UK IP address?!
Another player well into the black on Sunday was “DreamOnDream” who first won the Sunday Warm-Up for an impressive $93,478.42 and followed that up with a 14th place finish in the $109+R Sunday Rebuy.
Joining DreamOnDream in the latter stages of the Sunday Rebuy as “BigBubbaWat” who eventually lost heads-up to Fabian “fabstinho” Quoss heads-up and busted in second place, a finish good for $34,641.00.
We’ve spoke a lot about Patrick “pads1161” Leonard of late and he is still in the headlines. Leonard’s latest win was in The Bigger $109 where he chopped four-ways, including with fellow Brit “0304292” and took home $32,317.82. Leonard’s fellow countryman banked $29,461.44.
The last of the big hitters on PokerStars this Sunday was Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford who came fourth in the Sunday 2nd Chance for a $16,963.20 addition to his bankroll.
Full Tilt Poker is a site that Brits traditionally do well in, particularly on a Sunday, and this Sunday was no different.
Luke “LFmagic” Fields reached the final table of the Super Sized Sunday, but was the first casualty at it. Fields collected $2,335.50 for his ninth place finish, while in the newly branded The Sunday major (the old $250,000 Guarantee), “xTheCATX” and “PureNutella” finished sixth and seventh for scores of $7,144.80 and $5,312.80 respectively.
Last, but not least, of the Full Tilt Poker notable scores was that of “Dearman2” who walked away with $13,596.00 for his third place finish in The Sunday Brawl.
Over at partypoker, Cardiff’s “Dueces6” navigated his way to the heads-up stage of the $200K Guaranteed Sunday event before chopping with “KichiHoshinko” for wallet-filling score of $22,400. It was only a couple of months ago that the same player, playing as “LAP1293” walked away with almost $70,000 by winning the PokerStars Sunday 500. Must be nice.
Sheffield’s Rick Trigg also tasted success on Sunday when he finished third in the €150,000 Guaranteed Sunday Special. Playing as “TryClaimMe,” Trigg outlasted all but two of his 2,054 opponents and collected a €13,065 prize as a result.
The PokerNews Live Reporting team is currently in Las Vegas for the 2014 World Series of Poker where the most eagerly anticipated tournament is, without a doubt, the $10,000 Main Event, which this year has a $10 million guaranteed first place prize.
Joining the PokerNews team out in Sin City are a trio of player who won $14,000 Main Event packages at 888poker on Sunday night. Irish duo “baxter999” and “PointyFellow” will be joined by John “No1Publican” Hunter in this year’s Main Event extravaganza. Congratulations, gentlemen.
Two other Brits had decent scores on 888poker this Sunday, too. “furbatron200” finished sixth in the $125,000 Mega Deep for a $5,416 score, while “afulari” finished in the same position in the $200,000 Whale for $9,392.50.