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Sunday Briefing: Jon Spinks Wins the Sunday Warm-Up; Finals Two Other Majors

Jon Spinks


  • Jon Spinks' Sunday Warm-Up win was the sixth-largest online cash of his career

  • Sam Grafton continues his solid form by finishing second in the partypoker $150,000 Guaranteed

  • Scott Margereson reaches two Full Tilt Sunday Major final tables

When I last spoke to Jon Spinks, earlier this year or maybe late 2014, he told me that he’d cut down on playing online tournaments and had been focussing on pot limit Omaha cash games. Recently, Spinks looks to have been playing more tournaments and has enjoyed some solid results, but this Sunday was something special.

Spinks, playing at PokerStars under the alias “LUFCBas,” secured a massive payday when he chopped the Sunday Warm-Up three ways before going on to win. The $63,170.84 represents the sixth-largest cash of Spinks’ long and illustrious career.

Joining Spinks on the final table were Ireland’s Cathal “shinerrr” Shine (eighth for $7,003.50) and Phil “Grindation” McAllister (third for $52,215.77).

As if winning more than $63,000 in one night wasn’t enough to brag about, Spinks then went and reached the final table of two other Sunday Majors.

The first of this brace was a seventh place finish in the partypoker $150,000 Guaranteed for $4,887.18 and then went and finished fourth in the $30,000 Sunday Crocodile at 888poker for an additional $4,860.00.

Those of you who look through the results of the Sunday Majors will be wondering why “Keiruja” winning the Sunday Million for $175,514.78 isn’t our headline for the Sunday Briefing because he does have the Union Jack next to his name. While it is an amazing result, Keiruja is one of the many UK-based Spaniards playing online poker here so isn’t technically what this UK & Ireland focussed recap focusses on. Believe us though when we say we’d have claimed the win had Spinks and co. not had superb Sunday’s themselves!

Two of the UK’s hottest talents also reached PokerStars Sunday Major final tables this week. Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford, a Supernova Elite, finishes as runner-up in The Bigger $162 for $25,387.50 while Charlie “Epiphany77 Carrel finished fourth in the Nightly $162 for $3,684.75.

Over at Full Tilt, Scott “rdcrsm” Margereson bust The Sunday Major in eighth place for $3,721.32 and then the Super Sized Sunday in third place for a $9,204.00 score.

Margereson’s fellow Brit, “CrackedI29,” finished fifth in the Turbo Multi-Hundo for $2,705.60.

To partypoker now and we’ve already mentioned Spinks reaching the final table of the $150,000 Guaranteed, but he wasn’t the best placed Englishman at the table. That honour went to Sam “sammy_squid” Grafton who was the runner-up in this event, a finish that netted him $17,909.56.

Finally, to the goings on at 888poker where Andy “wiisssppppaa” Taylor helped himself to the $12,827.00 third place prize in the $100,000 Mega Deep, and Rupert “DNB420” Elder took down the $40,000 Turbo Mega Deep for a welcomed $10,306.80.

Daniel “scrotusD” Carter was the runner-up in the $10,000 Sunday Lightning 6-Max for $2,896.25 to keep his profits for the year ticking over nicely.

With the World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) right around the corner, we fully expect even more massive scores to be won by our grinders so stay tuned to UK & Ireland PokerNews for full details of any big wins had by players from our fantastic countries.

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