Once again we sit here on Monday checking the results from the latest round of Sunday Majors and discover that the British and Irish grinders were busy helping themselves to bags of cash while the rest of us mere mortals were resting our weary heads.
The biggest online tournament win enjoyed by a Brit this weekend was that of “PhilRoyal888.” Back in February 2014, PhilRoyal888 won a career-best $86,720 when he finished second in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up. Fast forward eighth months and he went one better and won this week’s Sunday Warm-Up for a new highest score of $101,643! PhilRoyal888 now has more than $800,000 in online tournament cashes and is ranked in the top 100 online poker tournament players in the United Kingdom, according to our friends at PocketFives.com.
PhilRoyal888’s heads-up opponent was also a British player, one hailing from Bath and going by the name “thAzArKK.” He appears to be relatively new to online poker judging by his lack of results, but won’t stay a stranger for long if he continues to bank $75,746 scores on a regular basis!
Also at PokerStars, “Mr Cateringg” secured a $26,723.97 payday when he won the $109 buy-in Sunday Kickoff, while “nochtm” is now $38,994 richer thanks to a third place finish in the shark-infested Sunday 500.
Before we head away from the world’s biggest online poker site, we have to give a mention to “SeeYouAnte18” for his sixth place finish in the Sunday 6-Max ($4,558.50), and to both Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford and “Keiruja” for their fifth and sixth places finishes ($15,538.06 and $12,578.43) in the Sunday Supersonic.
Sheffield’s Rick Trigg did his quest to become the World’s number one no harm at all by taking down one of partypoker’s Pokerfest events. This week’s $200,000 Guaranteed Sunday ha an extra $50,000 added to it thanks to the Pokerfest festival and that suited Trigg down to the ground because after close to 12 hours of play he chopped it heads-up and walked away with a cool $35,079.29.
Last, but not least, a trio of results from the world of Full Tilt Poker. Firstly, “gernas” finished second in the Turbo Multi-Hundo for $11,550.00, with Ireland’s “Wine of Whiskey” finishing fouth in The T-Rex for $6,561 and Martin “FishMobRep” Malone banking $3,835.00 for his fifth place in the Big Ben.
A large number of the UK and Ireland’s grinders took this Sunday off after spending the past few weeks battling it out at UKIPT Isle of Man, UKIPT London, EPT London and GUKPT Luton, so we expect even bigger and better things in next week’s update.