Somerset’s Rob Tinnion is one of online poker’s true grinders, one with over 4,300 cashes recorded on his PocketFives.com profile. Until August 31, Tinnion’s largest cash topped the scales at still impressive $49,788.32, but today Tinnion can brag about having a six-figure score because he won the PokerStars Sunday Million for a whopping $213,994.70!
Tinnion was part of the 7,133 crowd that bought into this weekend’s Sunday Million, helping to create a $1,426,600 prize pool. As is usually the case, there were plenty of British grinders among the Sunday Million’s entrants, with the likes of Stephen “stevie444” Chidwick (1,004th), Rick “TheClaimer” Trigg (794th), Marcin “MARCIN123” Milde (774th), former Sunday Million champion Christopher “MAKKAPAKK” Johnson (524th), Jonathan “Gil3000” Gill (475th), and Ben “Spraggs” Spraggons (256th) among those who made it into the money.
The nine-handed final table was reached after 11-hours of play, and it was the United Kingdom’s “adam978” who burst the final table bubble.
Tinnion went into the final table sixth in chips, with his fellow Brit “Picasso 2” in third. Picasso 2 would eventually fall in seventh place for a $30,671.90 score, leaving Tinnion to fly the Union Jack.
One-by-one the players fell and the prize on offer grew more and more substantial. There was some hints of a deal being made, but the tournament was never paused or proper discussions made, and this seemed to work in Tinnion’s favour.
After sending Denmark’s “fuddebuf” to the rail in third place, Tinnion held a 50,835,842 to 20,494,158 chip lead over “kalidonios” of Greece and it took a mere nine hands for the one-on-one contest to be over.
Tinnion raised to 2 million, kalidonios three-bet all-in for 19,294,158 and Tinnion called. It was the of our hero facing off against the dominated of kalidonios and when the five community cards fell Tinnion’s hand remained best and he helped himself to a career-best score of $213,994.70!
While Tinnion was marching toward an epic victory, “emran86” was wrapping up a superb win in the Sunday Warm-Up. The Brit outlasted the 3,289-strong crowd to get his hands on the $103,275.68 first place prize.
A big shout out to Andy “wiisssppppaa” Taylor who finished eighth in the same tournament for $8,222.50.
Keeping with the PokerStars results, “DarkXaviera” secured a $20,592.00 payout when he finished second in the Sunday Kickoff, while Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi collected $11,708.75 for his sixth place finish in the Sunday Rebuy.
In The Bigger $162, “robbydoooo” finished fourth for a $16,014.00 addition to his bankroll, with “Demonic16” and “Havana85” coming fourth and fifth in the Sunday 6-Max for $14,445.00 and $10,111.50.
Full Tilt Poker wasn’t as kind to our players as PokerStars was although we did have two players reach final tables. Double World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner Matt “pez102” Perrins finished ninth in the Sunday Brawl for $2,260.80 and Ireland’s “ImmaPwnYou” collected $1,447.20 for his eighth place in the Big Ben tournament.
Last, but not least, we discovered a couple of decent results over at 888poker. James “BollyConway” Conway scooped $15,829.35 for his runner-up finish in the $100,000 Sunday Challenge, and Jareth “hteraaj2001” East won $3,357.80 for his fifth place finish in the $50,000 TURBO Mega Deep.
Top work again ladies and gentlemen, here’s to September – which has the WCOOP in it – being one of the most profitable ever for players from the UK & Ireland.