Jonathan “Gil3000” Gill ensured that yet another UK and Ireland focussed Sunday Briefing has a Sundy Million brag in it. Gill finished fourth for $74,560.40.
For the past few months, British and Irish players have put in some superb performances in online poker's biggest weekly tournament. We've celebrated double wins for Rob “rtinnion” Tinnion, a victory for Christopher “MAKKAPAK” Johnson and final table appearances from the likes of Luke “Lfmagic” Fields, Ben “f3nix35” Dobson, Marc “sluglife” Macdonnell and Magnus “Giffordonian” Martin. Now we have Gill to shout about.
Gill is, without a doubt, one of the most improved players in the online poker tournament world. It wasn't long ago that I read a forum post by Gill that said one of his goals was to break through the $100,000 winnings barrier on his PocketFives.com profile. Once this career-best score is added to his profile, Gill will be rapidly approaching $500,000 in online tournament winnings.
Top work sir and thoroughly deserved.
There was also plenty to shout about in the Sunday 500 thanks to a double final table finish for two of our grinders. Man of the moment Owain “Sngwonder” Carey managed a third place finish for $38,994.000 while Alan “Mr Negreanu” Gold went one place deeper and finished second for a cool $52,260.00
Both the Bigger $162 and Sunday Supersonic also had two Brits at their final tables. “RozTheRipper” and “Z-ENERGIES” finished eighth ($4,375.87) and ninth ($2,500.50) in The Bigger $162 all the while “forhelviti” and “MarkCGashead” busted in fifth ($15,681.93) and sixth ($12,694.90).
Shout out also to Ireland's Andrew “UlDuffer” Sweeney who collected $18,193.44 by finishing fourth in the Sunday 2nd Chance.
888poker wasn't as kind to our players as it has been of late, but there was lots to shout about over at PokerStars' sister site, Full Tilt.
“Dearman2” won the Sunday brawl for $27,101.00 and was joined at the final table by Oliver “ollie_p” Price (third for $13,894.22), and “Stephouuu89” (fourth for $10,576.00).
Over in The Sunday Major, former world number one Patrick “pads1161” Leonard finished sixth for $8,287.35 while “EpicUK” took down the Full Tilt Classic Main Event for $30,000 after a heads-up chop.
Keeping with Full Tilt, the Super Sized Sunday had three Brits at its final table. “Crackedel29” fell in ninth spot for $2,012.14 and Chris “MoormanI” Moorman busting one place later in eighth for $2,634.94.. The best placed Brit was Elliott “pokerk1ng133” Peterman who navigated his way to a fifth place, and $6,946.66 score, finish.
Other Full Tilt scores include:
- “andygburton” finished fifth in The T-Rex for $3,193.32
- “CASHMEIN0” finished ninth in The T-Rex for $958.00
- “Jamie_KK” won the Full Tilt Classic Event #15 for $5,928.02
- “Demonic16” finished second in the Full Tilt Classic Event #15 for $3,895.56
- “carpediem123” finished third in the Full Tilt Classic Event #15 for $2,8782.54
- Scott “rdcrsm” Margereson finished eighth in the Turbo Multi-Hundo for $1,584.72
Overall, another top Sunday for British and Irish tournament specialists in the majors and here's to the next seven days being full of massive results for us to shout about.
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