Sunday’s tournaments at PokerStars were huge this weekend as the ongoing World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) attracted tens of thousands of players to the virtual felt. Among the huge fields were scores of the UK and Ireland’s most prominent players and some of those helped themselves to bankroll-boosting scores.
One such player was Jack “jackziyang” Salter who took down the Sunday Supersonic for $56,179.12. Salter’s score is impressive in its own right, but when you consider he won that sum in 105 minutes it is even more impressive.
Salter was joined at the final table by “bencb789” who fell in third place for $31,114.08.
There are a significant number of Spanish nationals currently residing in the UK so they can continue their online poker careers. A trio of them secured massive wins this Sunday thanks to winning a Sunday Major each.
“+Liquidez.es” won the Sunday 2nd Chance for $48,756.00, while Oscar “MendaLerenda” Serradell was victorious in The Bigger $162 for $43,128.80, a tournament that Billy “b8chatz” Chattaway finished third in for $24,259.50 and Team PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree came eighth in for $4,717.12.
The biggest of the Spanish wins came in the Sunday 500 where “Carsandi” finished as the last man standing and scooped the $83,520.00 first place prize.
Glasgow’s “pilsuhng” collected the $49,108.83 first place prize after winning the Bigger $109, where Ireland’s number one ranked player, Spanish grinder Sergio “EV4dGloryOMC” Garcia finished fifth in for $13,563.30 and two Brits, “timber4483” and Patrick “thebigdog09” Brooks bust in eighth and ninth place for $4,215.53 and $2,650.30.
$54,751.13 was added to the account of “VL-Hannibal” after he won the Sunday Rebuy, while Charlie “Epiphany77” Carrel finished fourth in the WCOOP 2nd Chance for $14,972.00, Ireland’s “smidge89” bust in fourth in a $109 buy-in event for $14,191.80 and Rick “TheClaimer” Trigg saw his run in the Sunday 6-Max end with a fourth place finish worth $10,185.75.
As is usually the case, there were some solid results over at PokerStars’ sister site, Full Tilt.
The player known as “FallAtYourFeet” helped themselves to a third place finish in the Full Tilt Classic Main Event, a finish worth $10,514.22, while Michael “BIGMICKG” Graydon collected $1,750.00 for his sixth place finish in the Turbo Multi-Hundo.
Two of our players were at the final tale of The T-Rex Classic SE. Ireland’s Jude “J__thaddeus” Ainsworth bust in eighth place for $825.00 with “d7o1d1s0” finishing one place higher in seventh for $1,050.00.
Shoutouts also to “Aiamolin” who won $2,389.50 for their seventh place finish in the Super Sized Sunday and to “PierceBangs” whose run in the Big Ben Classic SE came to an end in ninth place, a result worth $701.04.
There were big scores galore over at 888poker where some of the Sunday Majors had their guarantees boosted thanks to the extra traffic generated by the PokerStars WCOOP.
“ckb4714” collected $4,652.77 for his eighth place finish in the $150,000 Whale, while two British grinders progressed to the final table of the $150,000 Mega Deep. “omg888win” fell in ninth place for $2,053.12 and “ImCastles” finished in sixth place for a $6,656.60 addition to his bankroll.
This week’s $60,000 Turbo Mega Deep had three Brits at the final table and was eventual won by a player with a Union Jack next to their name.
“MakakiasCF” finished at the top of the pile and walked away with five-figures ($11,997.00), while “03042921” and “Picasso_2” banked $1,488.00 and $1,085.00 for their eighth and ninth place finishes.
Wait, because there’s more! “SpitOnGraves,” a regular at 888poker, fell in fourth place in the $100,000 Sunday Challenge for $8,181.54 while Ireland’s “Stackington” helped himself to the $3,436.12 sixth place prize in the $75,000 Sunday Crocodile, a tournament that “Too_good_444” finished eighth in for $1,819.12.
Rounding up the Sunday Briefing this week is the third place finish in the $30,000 Sunday Breeze by “Eliocoletta1” worth $3,791.70 and Ireland’s Conor “GodfryJONES” O’Driscoll’s runner-up finish in the same tournament for a cool $5,017.30.