The Sunday Briefing: Daniel Carter Wins the Sunday Kickoff
If you bump into Daniel Carter at the UKIPT Bristol festival next week, you could much worse than ask him what the next national lottery numbers will be because it seems that he can do no wrong right now.
Carter’s purple patch continued this weekend with a victory in the PokerStars Sunday Kickoff. After winning five online tournaments in the space of one week, most poker players will have taken some time from the virtual felt, but Carter isn’t like most poker players. Instead of having a well-deserved break, Carter played a Sunday session and it turned out to be the correct decision as he walked away with the Sunday Kickoff title and $25,879.02 to show for it.
We know our readers love statistics, so how about this for one: Carter has won all 10 of the last 10 tournaments he’s found himself three-handed in. An amazing run of form and long may it continue.
Joining Carter at the final table of the Sunday Kickoff were Ray “mondonewc” Norton and the man who won the $5 million guaranteed Sunday Million for $422,000 in December 2013, Ireland’s “sincinaty118.” That duo finished in third and fifth place for scores of $14,291.25 and $7,570.50.
Another player taking down a PokerStars Sunday major this week was “emran86” who chopped the Bigger $162 heads-up before going on to win and claim $30,304.90. Fellow Brit, Sebastian “Bassysaffari” Saffari finished in eighth place in this event for $3,787.87.
Last week, “nutscrack27” reached the final table of The Hotter $55 and this week he managed another brace of finales. His first came in the Sunday Rebuy where his fourth place netted him $14,432.40 and his second was a seventh place in the Sunday Warm-Up for $11,230.80.
Some of the other impressive results at PokerStars this Sunday include:
- summuNNN finishing in eight place in the Sunday 500 for $6,817.50
- Andrew “stato_1” Hulme finishing in seventh place in the Sunday 2nd Chance for $6,152.96
- summuNNN finishing in third place in the Sunday 6-Max for $11,535.00
- Jayme “jayme1987” Bury finishing in third place in The Bigger $75 for $9,586.51
- GInTheorem finishing in ninth place in The Bigger $75 for $1,067.47
- DamoWain finishing in sixth place in The Bigger $55 for $6,660.87
Over at 888poker, “vsvaidis1” finished in third place in The $100,000 Mega Deep for a $12,625.00 score, with Mike “OneTime_” Donofrio busting in fifth place for $6,675.00.
In the $40,000 Turbo Mega Deep, “JonnyB35” collected $2,842.00 for his fifth place finish, while “radasahk” won $11,461.50 for his second place in the $75,000 Sunday Challenge and “ilovelundy” $1,183.62 after finishing sixth in the $15,000 Sunday Breeze.
Wrapping up this week’s Sunday Briefing are some excellent results at Full Tilt.
Patrick “pads1161” Leonard got the Full Tilt gravy train rolling with a ain in the Sunday Brawl for $18,524.00, the same tournament that Ireland’s Jude “j__thaddeus” Ainsworth finish fourth in for $7,157.00.
Ben “BILLGATESTILTIN” Jones joined Leonard in the winner’s circle by taking down the Big Ben tournament for $8,602.00, a tournament that Paul “pvas2” Vas Nunes finished ninth in for $688.16.
The Super Sized Sunday saw 150 entries this week and one of them belonged to Chris “MoormanI” Moorman who turned his $500 investment into an eighth place finish worth $2,124.00 while the fifth place in the Turbo Multi-Hundo for “henrikstdavids” was worth $2,605.16.