Sunday Briefing: Talal Shakerchi Secures a $125K Payday
Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi secured a huge payday in the early hours of Monday morning when he finished in fourth place in the $1,050 NL Hold’em Turbo WCOOP-70. Shakerchi, who is a highly successful businessman and accomplished poker player, collected $125,596.00 for his deep run and was the biggest winner among the players from the UK and Ireland this Sunday.
UK-based Spaniard, “Keiruja” won $24,492.83 for his third place finish in the WCOOP-62 2nd Chance while Sebastian “Bassysaffari” Saffari and Rhys “floppinhel” Jones finished fifth and ninth in the Sunday Rebuy for $18,663.75 and $4,977.00 additions to their bankroll.
Also enjoying the sweet taste of success was JP “MrBarrett82” Kelly who chopped the WCOOP-70 2nd Chance Turbo before falling in third place for $53,909.88 while Luke “LFmagic” Fields fell in sixth place in the Sunday 2nd Chance for $12,031.70.
Max “goodeh99” Silver final table bubbled the Sunday Supersonic for $5,334.29 with the Sunday 6-Max being predominately made up of UK and Ireland based players; “BigBadBoss” finished fifth for $7,139.25, Daniel “NukeTheFish!” Wilson bust in fourth for $10,145.25, Paul “Fold Machiii” Dando was the runner-up for $19,163.25 and UK-based Spaniard “St.TiltMonky” won it outright for $26,302.50.
Outside of PokerStars, the biggest scores this Sunday were had at 888poker, a fact helped by “lrdvoldemort” finishing second in the $150,000 Mega Deep for $22,386. He was joined at the final table by “UAE1976” and “CrAcKtHeC0dE” who fell in fourth and eighth place for scores of $12,750.60 and $3,805.62.
The player known as “ckb4714” enjoyed a five-figure payday when his run in the $200,000 Whale ended with a fourth place finish worth $18,712.80, while Scott “Aggros Santos” Margereson collected $12,062.85 for being the runner-up in the $75,000 Sunday Crocodile. Margeson battled with fellow Brit, “BoobJob32DD” at the final table who fell in sixth for $3,742.12.
Rounding out the 888poker results are a brace of four-figure scores. The first went to “Dontundersta” who collected $2,436.17 for finishing in eighth place in the $100,000 Sunday Challenge and the second to Liam “MR_LITHUANIA” Hooks who banked $2,983.20 for his sixth place finish in the $60,000 Turbo Mega Deep.
Full Tilt was a happy hunting ground for Sheffield’s Rick “TheClaimer” Trigg thanks to him winning a brace of the Sunday majors there. Trigg took down the Turbo Multi-Hundo for $6,500.00 in addition to winning the Sunday Brawl for $9,712.08.
Also at Full Tilt was a third place finish for “carpediem123” worth $3,395.98.
Finally, over at partypoker Sam “sammy_squid” Grafton reached the final table of the $40,000 guaranteed, eventually falling in fourth place for a $3,579.25 score.
Massive prizes on off in the final WCOOP games
The last of the World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) events kicked off on Sunday and there are dozens of UK and Irish players through to the various second day of play.
Jack “jackziyang” Salter goes into Day 2 of the $215 NL Hold’em 8-Max 9/112 in chips and is most definitely in contention for the $262,508.96 first place prize.
In the $10 million guaranteed Main Event, Adam “Adamyid” Owen is the best place of our players with 246 souls remaining. Three of those will go home empty handed, while the winner secures a gigantic $1,760,500.00.