Sunday Briefing: Rupert Elder Wins the Sunday Warm-Up
With the 2015 World Series of Poker (WSOP) being in full swing, the UKIPT Marbella festival concluding and it being Father’s Day in the United Kingdom, this Sunday was much quieter in terms of online poker results than previous weeks. That said, there were still some excellent results for players from the UK & Ireland and you can read about them in this edition of the Sunday Briefing.
The best result for a British player this weekend was the outright victory in the Sunday Warm-Up by Rupert “ElRupert” Elder. The former European Poker Tour (EPT) Sanremo champion and Aussie Millions ring winner came out on top of a 2,167-strong field to claim a Sunday Major title.
Elder was joined at the final table by two other British players, namely “$Hoolalah$” and “grandy14.” The former finished in ninth place for $3,900.60 and the latter in sixth place for $14,952.30.
Heads-up was set in the early hours of Monday morning and during that one-on-one encounter, Elder and “konway” of Peru paused the tournament and eventually struck a deal that saw konway collect a minimum of $56,057.32 , Elder $57,186.12 and the winner claiming an additional $8,000.
That $8,000 is now in Elder’s account because 15-minutes after the deal was finalised, konway opened and then called when Elder three-bet all-in. It was for konway and for Elder. The five community cards fell and Elder became the latest winner of the Sunday Warm-Up, a result netting him $65,186.12.
“Kid Blackie” had a nice score thanks to finishing in fourth place in the Sunday Supersonic for $15,072.20 while a British IP address worked wonders for Team PokerStars Online Mickey “mement_mori” Petersen who finished sixth in the Sunday 6-Max for $3,312.00 and seventh in the Sunday 500 for $9,750.00.
Another UK-based player doing great for themselves was Spain’s “GusanoZ” who was part of a four-way deal in the Sunday Million before crashing out in third place for a cool $97,688.60.
There were a couple of solid results at Full Tilt for our players, too. “FourSixFour” helped himself to the $2,935.95 fourth place prize in The T-Rex, while Ben “cheesies” Martin, fresh of winning the partypoker Deepstack at Dusk Till Dawn at the start of June for £54,000, finished in fifth place in The Sunday Major for a $9,300 addition to his bankroll.
Over at 888poker, Ireland’s Conor “godfryjones” O’Driscoll finished his $100,000 Sunday Challenge quest in fourth place, a result that banked the man from Limerick $7,450 while Andy “wiisssppppaa” Taylor finished in third place for $6,189.75 in the $30,000 Sunday Crocodile.
Wrapping up this week’s Sunday Briefing is Marc “railthe23price” Wright’s eighth place finish in the partypoker $150,000 guaranteed, a finish worth $3,585.