Sunday Briefing: Marcin Milde Wins the Sunday Million
Easter Sunday proved to be one of the best days of the year for British grinders as they could seemingly do no wrong in online poker’s biggest weekly tournaments.
By far the largest score from Sunday went to Leeds-based grinder Marcin “MARCIN123” Milde who outlasted a field of 7,687 in the PokerStars Sunday Million to get his hands on a massive $230,614.05 first place prize. Unsurprisingly, this huge sum is Milde’s largest score of his career, topping the $110,384 he collected in 2011 when he finished third, ironically, in the Sunday Million.
This impressive win pushes Milde’s online tournament winnings towards the $2.4 million mark and should also give his PocketFives.com online poker ranking a significant boost, too.
One of the many UK-based Spaniards joined Milde in the winner’s circle this weekend, “Keiruja” winning the Sunday 500 for $70,830.00 while the likes of “chipsxxx” (fifth in the Sunday Rebuy for $14,180.25), Dan “judgedredd13 “ Charlton (fifth in the Sunday 2nd Chance for $14,364.90), “Hurricane422” (third in the Sunday Supersonic for $15,510.30) and “careland” (seventh in the Bigger $162 for $7,051.05) all enjoyed profitable Sunday’s.
The Full Tilt Sunday Brawl saw two of our most talented players at its final table, one of who walked away with the win. Patrick “pads1161” Leonard fell in third place for $13,222.00 while Stephen “stevie444” Chidwick marched off with the $25,542.50 first place prize.
888poker once again proved to be a happy hunting ground for our players, especially for Jonathan “jgjg3000” Gill who finished second in the $100,000 Mega Deep for $23,478. Both the $100,000 Sunday Challenge and the $50,000 Turbo mega Deep had a trio of our players seated at them.
In the $50,000, “eat1ngandwin” was the runner-up ($12,183) with “mayothedon” and “grandma1954” finishing in fourth ($5,502) and fifth place ($4,126.50).
Over in the $100,000, “PaKManSam” collected $11,663.02 for his third place finish, while Jude “j.thaddeus” Ainsworth finished seventh ($4,116.36) and Martin “FishMobBadge” Malone eighth ($2,744.24).
Yet again another amazing set of results and long may it continue.