Players from the United Kingdom and Ireland have enjoyed their fair share of success in the PokerStars Super Tuesday with the likes of Christopher Brammer, Ludovic Geilich, Ben Vinson, Nik Persaud, and Daniel Charlton all winning it in the past year and half dozen others finishing as runner-up.
This week’s Super Tuesday attracted 467 players who created a prize pool of $467,000 and a first place prize of some $89,617.30. While one of our players didn’t walk away with top honours this time around, it’s a tournament that Ireland’s Andrew “UlDuffer” Sweeney will remember fondly for years to come because the $37,360.00 prize he collected for his fourth place finish represents the second largest of his online career.
Sweeney could count himself unlucky not to have progressed even deeper than he did because his exit hand was a relative cooler, especially when one considers play was four-handed. Down to less than 20 big blinds, Sweeney found himself all-in with and ran straight into the pocket jacks of “LrdofDonkTwn.” A jack-friendly board reading sent Sweeney to the rail.
A deal was struck after Sweeney’s exit that locked up a minimum of $66,416.80.
The man from Tipperary, ranked 10th in Ireland by PocketFives.com, secured his largest online payday in May 2015 when he finished second to Norway’s “locomi” in the Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) edition of the Sunday Million. On that occasion, Sweeney walked away with $175,024.74 and bested his previous best by more than $150,000.
This latest big score takes Sweeney through the $900,000 barrier for lifetime online tournament winnings.
Sweeney is no slouch in the live poker world either having amassed more than $160,000 in winnings. The largest of his live scores came in 2013 when he finished fourth in the WPT Cyprus National Main Event for $36,237.
More recently, Swweney put together a deep run in the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event, a run that ended with a 929th place finish worth $15,000.