While a handful of British hopefuls were attempting to progress through to the latter stages of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas, scores of players who call the United Kingdom home were busy attempting to win a house with a few clicks of a mouse.
One of the biggest scores by a Brit this Sunday was one weighing in at $39,321.00, which was the amount awarded to “KTaylor12345” for his third place finish in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up. KTaylor12345 was joined at the final table by fellow UK resident “swanlake88” who danced their way to a seventh place finish, one worth $11,333.70.
Another player booking a third place finish in a PokerStars Sunday Major was “JRL2012,” whose third place in the popular Sunday Rebuy banked him $19,927.30. The same player also finished fifth in The Bigger $162 for an additional $8,640.00 and as a result should have had a very profitable end to the week.
Other PokerStars results worth noting include Hartlepool’s Ally “Ingoodalways” Squire who finished in sixth place in the Sunday Million for $36,101.00, “Gandalf MR’s” seventh place in the Sunday 500 for $9,067.50 and “Butros” who chopped the Sunday Supersonic heads-up for a $33,588.77 addition to his bankroll.
There were a trio of top results over at PokerStars’ sister site, Full Tilt Poker. Sam “Sammy_grinder” Grafton fell short of glory in The Sunday Brawl, eventually finishing fifth for $5,115.60 and, no doubt, his fair share of $40 bounties for elimination foes.
Bournemouth-based Spaniard Oscar “Menda Lerenda” Serradell regularly features in our round up of the online poker rankings, rankings that he is sure to climb up this week thanks to him banking $3,894.00 for his seventh place finish in the newly branded Sunday Major.
Last of the Full Tilt Poker scores went to the unknown quantity that is “carpediem123.” This player’s real name has so far evaded our ruthless trawling of the internet, but if he keeps adding $3,412.50 to his long list of results – he came fifth in The T-Rex – he can’t stay undetected for much longer.
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