This weekend was one of the biggest, if not the biggest, weekends that online poker has seen in 2014. In addition to the usual array of Sunday Majors, the World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) continued on Sunday and created some enormous prize pools, but more on them later. Let’s take a look at how the British and Irish grinders got on in this weekend’s Sunday Majors.
Rick “ThEcLaiMEer” Trigg banked himself a near $50,000 score in a little under two hours when he chopped the PokerStars Sunday Supersonic. The $215 buy-in event is played to a hyper-turbo blind structure, meaning this week’s 1,713 entrants were done and dusted in 1.92 hours!
Once Sebastian “p0cket00” Sikorski busted in fifth place, the four surviving players – Trigg included – came to an agreement to split the remaining prize pool and Trigg secured a $49,203.04 payout before finishing in third place.
It is an impressive score that could see Trigg toppled Patrick “pads1161” Leonard off the top spot in the UK online poker rankings; more on that on Wednesday when the leaderboard updates.
In the Sunday Kickoff, a tournament that the Irish and British grinders traditionally perform well in, Ian “TheC@T” Wright navigated his way through almost 1,800 runners before falling in seventh place for $4,835.70.
Wright was joined in the latter stages of the tournament by “Bellsy03” (ninth place for $1,791.00), “Nish_1982” (13th for $1,101.46), “galillo85” (18th for $805.95) and “GallsBalls” (19th for $805.95).
There were two of our players at the final table of the Sunday 500, too. “Demonic16” managed a ninth place finish ($5,626.50), while Ireland’s Sean “MonkeyBudg” Prendiville went two places deeper and finished in seventh ($15,089.25).
“Ponchua” helped himself to a similar score to Prendiville thanks to finishing fifth in The Bigger $162 for $14, 586.75 while Prendiville’s Irish cousin Marc “14alonso14” Macdonnell collected $3,159.00 for his ninth place finish in the Sunday Six Max.
Over at Full Tilt Poker, Sebastian “thereal_bandito” Saffari came seventh in The Sunday Brawl for a $4,866.00 addition to his bankroll, with Britain-based Spaniard “dante-sp” coming second for $22,708.00.
Keeping with Full Tilt Poker, Ben “fenix35” Dobson had a fourth place finish in The Sunday Major. Dobson’s reward for outlasting all but three of the 1,142 entrants was a cool $16,216.40.
“DJs For Life” booked a $9,178.50 win for finishing fifth in the Super Sized Sunday event, while the in-form Luke “LFmagic” Fields added another $8,469.75 to his lifetime winnings by coming third in The T-Rex to round off another impressive Sunday for British and Irish tournament specialists.