Sunday Briefing: Ben “jenbizzle” Jones Wins the PokerStars Sunday Rebuy
It is easy to forget that not every top poker player is currently in Las Vegas for the 2015 World Series of Poker (WSOP), there are some who have, for whatever reason, decided to stay a little closer to home and grind away online.
One such player is Ben “jenbizzle” Jones. You may recall that Jones got off to a flying start in 2015 and could seemingly do no wrong at the virtual felt – we even chatted to him about it – and he’s up to his old tricks again, winning the PokerStars Sunday Rebuy outright for a $35,344 addition to his bankroll.
According to PocketFives, this victory was the 58th of Jones’ online career and takes his lifetime winnings past the $1.85 million mark. It’s a result that could see Jones return to the UK online poker rankings top 20 where he currently occupies 24th place.
There was a similar sized score for Ireland’s “macker888” who navigated his way to the final table of the Sunday Million. He sat at the final table with the likes of former Team PokerStars Pro Dario “Dariominieri” Minieri (ninth for $8,812.80) and Paul “padjes” Berende (second for $140,314.67) and fell in sixth place for $35,802.00.
Jamie “buffyslayer1” Wilby narrowly missed out on winning the Sunday Kickoff, falling in second place for $18,914.00. Wilby lost out to the superstar that is Bryan “bparis” Paris for the win.
Also at PokerStars, “aiamolinbaby” finished third in The Bigger $162 for $17,171.25 – a similarly named player also final tabled a Full Tilt major – while UK-based German “hdjgkfkgsdl” and Ireland’s Cathal “shinerrr” Shine finished in seventh and eighth place for scores of $5,332.12 and $3,524.62.
There were two British players at the final table of the Sunday 2nd Chance. “LUFC Sheppy” went the deepest, finishing in fifth place for $9,785.00 with “oldfandango” crashing out in eighth place for $4,199.00.
Lastly, for PokerStars at least, Alan “Mr Negreanu” Gold (fifth for $10,191.82) and “juliadyerb11” (sixth for $7,127.14) both reached the final table of the Sunday Supersonic.
Over at partypoker, there was a near miss for Rick “tHeClaImEr1” Trigg who fell in seventh place in the $150,000 guaranteed, a result that bagged him $4,890. Trigg later helped himself to the $2,808.30 fourth place prize in the Full Tilt T-Rex, a tournament that Ben “f3nix35” Dobson finishing fifth in for $1,518.
Keeping with Full Tilt’s action and “Aiamolin” collected $5,077.80 for his fifth place finish in The Sunday Brawl, "Demonic16” walked away with $9,300 for his fifth place finish in The Sunday Major and “carpediem123” finished in fifth place in the Super Sized Sunday and was rewarded with $4,637.40.
Rounding out this week’s Sunday Briefing are the results from 888poker where Michael “too_good_444” Howard’s third place finish in the $100,000 Mega Deep for $12,483.60 was the highlight of the weekend.