The Sunday Briefing: XR-1 Chops the Sunday Million
With so many of the British and Irish online grinders plying their trade at the Estrellas Poker Tour and European Poker Tour Barcelona festivals, it was quieter than usual in this weekend’s Sunday Majors, but that’s not to say there wasn’t plenty to shout about because there was.
There were two players sporting Union Jacks at the final table of the PokerStars Sunday Million and both of them grabbed massive payouts thanks to being part of a four-way deal.
“franco50” ultimately finished in third place, but not before securing an $83,000 pay day. Going one place deeper and losing out heads-up was “XR-1” who can now boast of a six-figure score having locked up exactly $100,000 – not bad for 12 hour’s work!
In the PokerStars $109 NL Hold’em rebuy, Christopher “NigDawG” Brammer kept up his superb recent run by finishing fourth for $14,040.00, a tournament that “neuville25fr” won, after a heads-up chop, for $31,845.69.
Another PokerStars winner this weekend was “lenius” who took down The Bigger $109 for $32,208.66 while “the colonel71” finished fifth in the same tournament for a $9,561.75 addition to his bankroll.
Over in the Sunday 6-Max, “SonOfBadger” finished fifth for $4,425.00 while “Jesus’s Donk” collected $9,636.30 for winning the Nightly $162.
There was an outright winner in the Full Tilt T-Rex where Charlie “chaz_man_chaz” Combes outlasted a field of 244 to get his hands on $6,500.00.
Croydon’s Greg “Fortuity91” Chambers, who recently pushed through the $1 million earnings barrier for online poker tournaments, added $9,375 to his tally thanks to a third place finish in The Sunday Brawl, and the player known as “QuadDollars” managed a fifth place finish in the Big Ben tournament for a $2,100.00 score.
Across to 888poker now where two Brits final tabled the $75,000 Sunday Challenge. “PaKManSam” bust in fifth place for a $4,054.87 score and “gull314” walked away with the lion’s share of the prize pool, $14,343.93 to be exact, thanks to finishing at the very top of the pile of 577 players.
The 888poker $100,000 Mega Deep also had a brace of Brits at its final table, namely “Poker3ddie” who finished in seventh place for $3,503.50 and “SpitOnGraves” who finished in fourth place, a result worth $8,330.60.