Sunday Briefing: luetch1 Takes Down the Sunday Million
Once again it is one of our players who has taken down online poker’s biggest weekly tournament, the PokerStars Sunday Million. In July, Christopher “MAKKAPAKK” Johnson who won it for the Brits, then in August Rob Tinnion followed in Johnson’s footsteps and claimed the title. On October 5, “luetch1” became the latest British player to win the Sunday Million.
$199,555.20 is now nestled in the PokerStars account of “luetch1” after he outlasted a 6,560-strong crowd in the $215 buy-in event. We couldn’t turn up much information on luetch1, but we did discover that he won the Sunday Warm-Up in August 2013 so is no stranger to success as the PokerStars virtual felt.
Another player who will remember this weekend’s Sunday Million fondly is “Duedrama” who was the unfortunate soul who burst the final table bubble, finishing 10th. Although Duedrama must be bitterly disappointed to fall in such a spot, the $7,347.20 in prize money he picked up represents the largest cash of his career and that is sure to help ease the pain.
Also at PokerStars, two players from the UK reached the final table of the Sunday Kickoff; “SHITBUTLUCKY” and “xxghostiexx” finishing in fifth and eighth for $7,619.50 and $2,954.50.
The Sunday Warm-Up was similar to the Sunday Kickoff in that it featured two players displaying the Union Jack next to their names. Popular pro Yucel “lotsofmoney” Eminoglu – better-known as “Mad Turk” – finished seventh for $13,909.50 while “demondoink” helped himself to $4,945.60 by finishing ninth.
One of the biggest wins of the weekend went to Ireland’s “Gruaiggorm” thanks to him grabbing The Bigger $109 by the horns and wrestling it to the ground. Gruaiggorm collected $47,115.86 for his win and was joined on the final table by Mat “checktrap11” Cuthbertson who crashed out in fourth place, a finish worth $17,441.71.
The theme of having two Brits on the same final table continued in the Sunday 500 where ¿¿toneecho?? and Oliver “ollie_p” Price saw their tournament end in third and fourth place for scores of $37,102.50 and $27,731.25 respectively.
Last, but not least, a shoutout to “BigTurtle11” who managed to battle his way through the majority of the 943-strong field in the Sunday 6-Max before falling in fourth place for a $9,901.50 addition to his bankroll.
There were a ton of other big scores had by players from the UK & Ireland away from the might of PokerStars. Sheffeld’s Rick Trigg chopped the partypoker $100,000 High Roller for $13,470.22 with Sweden’s Robin Ylitalo who you may recall won the European Poker Tour London Main Event in 2013.
Former world number one Patrick “Pads1161” Leonard busted in third place in The Sunday Major for $18,164.00, one place ahead of Sebastian “thereal_bandito” Saffari who collected $13,575.20 for his fourth place.
Over at 888poker, in the $100,000 Sunday Challenge, there were a trio of Brits on the final table. “yosoyfea” was the first of this trio to fall, crashing in fifth for $5,583.50 with Ally “AllofNuffink” Smith scooping $9,491.95 for his third place finish. The last Brit standing was none other than James “Edgy811” Edgington who came second for a career-best score of $15,242.95. Nice one, gents.