Sunday Briefing: Brit Chops Sunday Million for $155K
British grinders once again enjoyed a fantastic Sunday night at the virtual felt with hundreds of thousands of dollars being won by them across the major online poker sites. Without doubt, the largest score of the night was that of “duke_of_fluk” who walked away with $155,425.02 after chopping the PokerStars Sunday Million three ways before finishing in second place.
The Sunday Million has been a great tournament for our players over the past few weeks. Last week, “BigTurtle11” chopped it for more than $141,000 and in October “luetch1” took down the whole shebang for $199,555.20!
In September, Rob Tinnion won PokerStars' flagship event for $213,994.70, Ireland's Marc Macdonnell finished third in it during August and Christopher Johnson won it in July and now duke_of_fluk adds his name to the list of epic Sunday Million performances during 2014.
Big shout out to Jayme “jayme1987” Bury who narrowly missed out on a Sunday Million final table appearance, finishing 10th for $7,240.80.
Keeping with PokerStars, Dublin's “NutttNuttt” secured a $24,922.80 payday when he finished third in The Bigger $109, the same tournament that “PokerDave476” came fifth in for $12,906.45.
Add both of those last two scores together and they come to almost what Ashley “DYBYDX” Mason collected ($35,538.75) for his third place finish in the Sunday 500, while Mike “KidVegas11” Donofrio helped himself to a career-best cash of $29,239.64 when he busted second in The Bigger $162, five places ahead of Team PokerStars Pro Jake Cody ($6,781.65).
Rounding out the impressive PokerStars results are those of “POKEROMA.com,” Luke “lb6121” Schwartz and Rhys “floppinhel” Jones.
The former finished fourth in the Sunday 2nd Chance for $17,352.00 with Schwartz banking $25,592.90 for his third place in the Sunday Supersonic. Schwartz was joined at that final table by the aforementioned Jones, whose fifth place earned him $13,436.27.
The solid results continued over at PokerStars' sister site Full Tilt with WPT Alpha8 St. Kitts runner-up Tom “7tHEcROw7” Macdonald scooping $16,762.00 for his second place in The Sunday Brawl, a tournament that Brits traditionally do well in. “dante-sp” (third for $12,716.00) and Berkshire's “christerfoff” (eighth for $2,774.40) kept Macdonald company at the final table.
A trio of Brits navigated their way to the final table of the Big Ben. Rhys “floppin_ell” Jones took home $6,077.50 after finishing third, while “Dearman2” helped himself to $4,672.50 and a fourth place finish. Former Sunday Million champion Christopher “MAKKAPAKK” Johnson added $1,041.30 to his lifetime earnings with a ninth place finish.
In the $635 buy-in Super Sized Sunday, Tom “hitthehole” Middleton came fourth for $10,200.00 and Martin “FishMobRep” Malone helped himself to the gold medal and $15,000 after winning the T-Rex.
Lastly, a round of applause to Ben “SPRAGGS” Spraggons who is $6,727.50 richer thanks to a third place in the Turbo Multi-Hundo.
Of course, it is not only PokerStars and Full Tilt who have Sunday majors, 888poker runs a nice selection too. One of 888pker's majors is the $50,000 TURBO Mega Deep which “Fo5571” came third in for $6,140.00. Also at that final table was the Britain-based Spaniard Oscar “Lerendo1” Serradell (seventh for $1,903.40) and Chris “bluecheek” Moore (eighth for $1,289.40).
The iPoker Network's iPOPS Main Event reached it's Day 2 last night and only 142 of the 3,280 players remain in the hunt for the €54,031.70 first place prize. Liverpool's Mark “POOR5C0USER” Warnock is the man in pole position going into the final day's play. Good luck to all the Brits still in that one.