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Sunday Briefing: Ireland’s Toddy Wilson Finishes Second in the Sunday Million

Sunday Briefing


  • Toddy Wilson collects $125,796.50 in the PokerStars Sunday Million

  • Rupert Elder wins the 888poker $100,000 Sunday Challenge

  • Mat Cuthbertson finishes as runner-up in the PokerStars Sunday Rebuy

Ireland’s Toddy “toddyjnr” Wilson is on Cloud Nine this morning thanks to finishing as runner-up in the PokerStars Sunday Million for a massive $125,796.70 – by far the largest score of his poker career.

Wilson is usually found frequent the micro stakes tournaments at PokerStars and is a regular in satellites to bigger events at the world’s largest online poker site. This weekend, Wilson took a shot and entered the Sunday Million and what a decision that turned out to be because he navigated his way to second place before falling at the hands of Lithuania’s “bagoch” – a player who has previously chopped the Sunday Million — to win a cool $125,796.70.

Another player enjoying success at PokerStars was Mat “checktrap11” Cuthbertson who was the runner-up in the Sunday Rebuy, a result worth $24,237.50.

WhatA298” reached the final table of the Sunday Kickoff before falling in eighth place for $2,827.20 and Jack “_JMCD_89” McDermott chopped The Bigger $75 for $13,271.91.

There were two British grinders at the final table of the Sunday 500. Rupert “ElRupert” Elder finished seventh for $8,840.00 and “Solidthought” fourth for $20,672.00.

We were almost celebrating a victory in the Full Tilt Sunday Major this week, but Ben “BILLGATESTILTIN” Jones fell short and crashed out in fourth place for $12,600.00.

Jones’ fellow Brit “boxing87” collected $3,375.00 for his sixth place finish in the Sunday Brawl, while “TimzPresi” won a similar amount ($2,925.00) thanks to finishing in fourth place in The T-Rex. Big shout-outs also to “CrackdeI29” for finishing third in the Turbo Multi-Hundo for $4,200.00 and to both “Langers1990” and Paul “pvas2” Vas Nunes who bust in fourth and sixth place in The Big Ben for scores of $3,237.50 and $1,750.00.

Rupert Elder was in the winner’s circle again this weekend, taking down the 888poker $100,000 Sunday Challenge for $18,750. Elder also finished in eighth place in the $40,000 TURBO Mega Deep for $1,125. A couple of weeks ago, Elder won the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up and this latest victory takes Elder’s online winnings towards the $1.65 million mark.

Joining Elder on his 888poker final table was the UK-based Spaniard Oscar “Lerendo1” Serradell who finished in seventh place for $3,250.

Also boosting their 888poker account balances were Alan “BigDaft37” Peers who finished in sixth place in the $100,000 Mega Deep for $4,972.50 and “snootyflue” who bust in sixth place in the $40,000 TURBO Mega Deep for $2,025.

With the vast majority of grinders back in the UK and Ireland after completing their 2015 World Series of Poker (WSOP) escapades and with the MicroMillions starting this week, there should be plenty of online action to report on during the rest of July. Stay tuned to UK & Ireland PokerNews to keep up-to-date with all the goings on.

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