Sunday Briefing: Ludovic Geilich Grabs a $186K Score
The PokerStars Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) has seen some massive prize pool created and we’re delighted that large chunks of those astronomical amounts have found their way into the accounts of UK and Irish players.
One of the biggest scores of the series so far went to Scotland’s Ludovic “ludovi333” Geilich who almost walked away with a SCOOP title. Geilich entered the $5,200 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha 6-Max 3-Stack on Saturday night and managed to make it through to Sunday’s Day 2 as one of the chip leaders.
Geilich then continued to chip-up throughout Day 2 and was well worth his runner-up finish, which was boosted to a massive $186,598.75 after agreeing to a deal while heads-up.
Shout out too to Tom “tjbentham” Bentham who finished in seventh place in the same event for $28,350.00.
PLO specialist Gavin “gavz101” Cochrane was another Brit who banked a big prize after finishing as runner-up in a SCOOP event, his second place coming in the $530 buy-in version of the event Geilich bossed. Cochrane lost heads-up to former European Poker Tour (EPT) Tallin champion Ronny “1-ronnyr3” Kaiser and added $50,364.50 to his bankroll.
Another former EPT champion, this time Tom “hitthehole” Middleton, reached a Sunday Major final table this week, Middleton finishing seventh for $4,361.60.
There were two British grinders at the final table of The Bigger $109 but “SeeYouAnte18” and “farmjim” couldn’t get going at it and fell in eighth and seventh for scores of $4,583.75 and $8,250.75.
“calculer_” bagged a five-figure score, $36,435.60 to be exact, by finishing in fourth place in the Sunday 500 while Ireland’s “NoelHayes” is $50,112.00 richer thanks to winning The Bigger $162.
A brace of great results for “tryckymartin” saw him have a profitable Sunday. A win in The Sunday 6-Max ($28,240.50), was backed up by a seventh place in the Bigger $162 ($7,830.00).
Huge congratulations to “summuNNN” who finished in second place in the $109 buy-in SCOOP Round-Up for a cool $72,299.90 and to Tamer “Tamthemanwho” Kamel who collected $47,606.01 by being the runner-up in the Sunday Supersonic.
There were a handful of impressive scores over at Full Tilt where prize pools were boosted thanks to the extra traffic generated by the SCOOP events.
The Sunday Major smashed its $150,000 guarantee by some $20,556 and the main beneficiary of this was British player “CR7999” who outlasted the 731 entrants to walk away with the $34,963.98 first place prize.
Chris Moorman continued his hot run of form by finishing in sixth place in the $500 buy-in Super Sized Sunday for $4,439.16 while the man chasing him in the United Kingdom online poker rankings, Patrick “pads1161” Leonard, helped himself to the $8,836.80 fourth place prize in The Sunday Brawl.
Lastly at Full Tilt, Ireland’s Michael “BIGMICKG” Graydon finished in fifth place in The T-Rex and banked $2,800.00.
Over at 888poker, UK-based Spaniard Oscar “Lerondo1” Serradell walked away with top honours in the $250,000 Whale, a result that added $51,957.40 to his bankroll and while Serradell was bossing that event, Baard “bvdahl” Dahl was busy claiming the runner-up prize of $15,895.62 in the $100,000 Sunday Challenge.
The $75,000 Sunday Crocodile is a tournament that our players have a solid record in and this continues to be true thanks to “doitlikewond” finishing in fifth place for $4,471.20.
Rounding out this week’s Sunday Briefing is the news of four British players reaching the final table of the $70,000 Turbo Mega Deep.
“FakeLover” finished in ninth place for $1,241.68 with Marc “icallyamet” Wright going deeper and falling in sixth place for $3,179.00. Deeper still went “yonagreen18” who fell in fifth place for $4,188.80 while “kentguy1” bust in fourth place for $5,984.