Sunday Briefing: Cathal Shine Wins partypoker High Roller
Ireland’s Cathal “omomo” Shine was one of the UK & Ireland’s big winners in the latest round of Sunday Majors thanks to taking down the $500 buy-in High Roller event at partypoker.
The tournament’s $150,000 guarantee was beaten by some $30,584.50 after 383 players bought in as part of their Pokerfest grind. This High Roller often attracts some of the best online poker talent in the world, one of who finished seventh this week, Australia’s Alex “TheFatFish” Lynskey.
Shine, from Kerry, is currently ranked fifth in Ireland by PocketFives.com and should climb even higher when the next update is complete thanks to taking down the $32,541.58 first place prize.
Some of Shine’s fellow countrymen also enjoyed profitable Sundays.
The PokerStars player known as “smidge89” finished as runner-up in the Sunday 2nd Chance for a cool $34,325.00 while Daniel “DanielT999” Tighe managed a third place finish in the Sunday 500 and walked away with $38,751.50.
Over at Full Tilt, Steve “MrTimCaum” O’Dwyer came fifth in the Turbo Multi-Hundo for $4,096.42 with Andrew “ulDufffer” Sweeney collecting $20,851.17 for his third place finish in the Sunday Major.
Shout out too to “kpnuts134” for navigating his way to a third place finish in the 888poker Sunday Crocodile for $7,033.12. Luck of the Irish, or what?
Some of the other notable results from British players include Charlie “JIZOINT” Combes finishing fourth in the PokerStars Sunday Supersonic for $19,913.01, Stephen “wd1head” Woodhead scooping $7,801.10 after a four-way chip in the Full Tilt Big Ben, and Daniel “dougiedan678” McAulay binking a $10,400.52 score for his fourth place finish in the Super Sized Sunday.
Again, 888poker proved profitable for our heroes, especially for Elliot “888luka21” Peterman who collected $6,984.00 for his sixth place in the $100,000 Mega Deep. Also for Chris “bluecheek” Moore (second in the Sunday Crocodile for $11,933.62), “Manrique85” (second in the $50,000 Turbo mega Deep for $12,617.00), “withesark” (fourth in the $50,000 Turbo Mega Deep for $5,698) and “toninomontes” (second in the $100,000 Sunday Challenge for $17,812.70).
Congratulations to everyone who managed to bag themselves some cash this weekend, let’s hope the trend for the UK & Ireland’s finest crushing the biggest online poker tournaments continues.