The streets of Dublin were flowing with Guinness this weekend after one of their own finished third in the PokerStars Sunday Million, but not before negotiating a deal that saw him secure almost $91,000 more than any other player and only $6,500 less than the original first place prize.
Marc Macdonnell, better-known at PokerStars as “14alonso14,” navigated his way through the majority of the 6,675 entrants who had helped create a $1,335,000 prize pool. With five players remaining, the tournament was paused and the quintet entered discussions about the remaining prize pool.
Eventually, it was agreed that the $589,536 that was yet to be divvied up, would be split between them as shown below:
- Macdonnell - $196,536
- SGE1977 - $108,000
- KorW1n22 - $105,000
- guvonasat - $105,000
- apobuba12 - $75,000
This represented a superb deal for Macdonnell because the original first place prize was $203,053.50 and he’d essentially locked that sum up with four opponents remaining.
Macdonnell eventually finished in third place for what was his largest online poker career cash by almost $150,000!
It was at PokerStars where Luke “LFmagic” Fields had the first of two big scores on Sunday. Fields used all of his wizardry to battle his way to a third place finish in the Sunday Supersonic for $25,000 and then finished third again, this time in the Full Tilt Poker Sunday Brawl, for an additional $11,000.
Also at Full Tilt Poker, we had a one-two in The Sunday Major. This week’s $200+$15 buy-in event attracted 783 entries who created a $156,600 prize pool. More than $54,000 of that impressive sum is now in the bankrolls of two Brits, namely “TheGingerBoys” and Marcin “chelseaboy89” Milde who finished in first and second place for scores of $32,103 and $21,924. Top work, gentlemen.
The rest of the online poker sites weren’t as kind to our heroes as PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker were, although Durham’s David “IamHudder5” Hudson almost scooped the iPoker Sunday Special, finishing 6/1502 for a €3834.60 return on his €75 investment.
Despite not being an online result or one that happened on Sunday, we have to give a shout out to the poshest poker player in the UK, Alex “Cambridge Alex” Goulder who finished second from 708 entrants in the €1,000 NL Hold’em Single Re-Entry event at the European Poker Tour Barcelona festival for a cool €79,600.