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Sunday Briefing: Carl “SwansFC_CJ” Johns Wins 888poker $100K Mega Deep

Sunday Briefing

This week’s Sunday Briefing comes at you one day later than usual due to the Bank Holiday, but it is worth the wait because there are plenty of big scores and impressive results for us to shout about in this little report.

We’ll kick off with the goings on at 888poker where Wales’ Carl “SwansFC_CJ” Johns won the $100,000 Mega Deep for a cool $35,156. Johns recently climbed to 40th in the UK and a career-high 435th in the PocketFives world rankings and should climb even higher this week on the back of this great result.

Johns was joined at the final table by the in-form Jonathan “jgjg3000” Gill who crashed out in seventh place for $4,488.

The final table of the $50,000 Turbo Mega Deep had three Brits seated at it. “carpdiem14” fell in seventh place for $2,216.50 while Magnus “Giffordonian” Martin went one place deeper and collected $2,898.50. Almost walking away with the outright victory was Elliott “888luka21” Peterman who finished second for $10,468.70.

Keeping with 888poker and moving to the $100,000 Sunday Challenge. Here, “PakManSam” helped himself to sixth place money, namely $4,862 while “plomaha” finished fifth for $6,077.50.

Over to Full Tilt now and a round of applause to Steve “MrTimCaum” O’Dwyer who almost took down The Sunday Brawl, but fell in third place for $11,726.00, two places better than Ireland’s “River Fishing1” who won $6,609.20.

The Sunday Major is a Full Tilt tournament that British players traditionally do well in and this week was no different. Tom “TD-29” Deane finished seventh for $5,347.35 and “PhilRoyal888” progressed as far as second place before busting for $24,954.30.

Lastly, for Full Tilt exploits at least, is a shoutout to Patrick “pads1161” Leonard who finished fifth in the Super Sized Sunday for $5,876.40.

On to PokerStars where London’s Nayeem “dancingbudha” Syed helped himself to a career-best score of $50,250.10 after chopping heads-up then finishing second in the Sunday 500. There was a similar score for Glasgow’s “trickyone14” who was part of a four-way deal in the Sunday Warm-up. The Scot banked $47,747.34 before falling in third place. Top work, sirs.

Other notable PokerStars results include:

  • neuville25fr – Fifth place in the Sunday Kickoff for $6,776.70
  • demondoink – Sixth place in the Sunday Kickoff for $5,393.70
  • Tom “hitthehole” Middleton – Seventh place in the Sunday Rebuy for $7,871.50
  • Billy “b8chatz” Chattaway – Eighth place in the Sunday Rebuy for $5,449.50
  • Andrew “UlDuffer” Sweeney – Sixth place in the Bigger $162 for $9,137.70 (Sweeney also finished sixth in the partypoker $100,000 High Roller for a $6,100 score.)
  • Solidthought – Sixth place in the Sunday 2nd Chance for $9,824.00
  • Mike “katiemikexxx” Howard – Third place in the Sunday Supersonic for $27,883.57

Yet again another set of fantastic results and a great warm-up to the upcoming Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) at PokerStars. Top work, ladies and gents, top work indeed.

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