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Sunday Briefing: buriedatsea Banks a $113K Score in the Sunday Million

Sunday Briefing


  • PokerStars player "buriedatsea" is $113,232.22 richer thanks to a four-way chop in the Sunday Million.

  • Andrew "stato_1" Hulme wins the Full Tilt T-Rex

Much of the United Kingdom is in the grip of a cold snap right now, but the PokerStars player known as “buriedatsea” won’t have to worry about their heating bills for quite some time thanks to helping themselves to a $113,232.22 score in this week’s Sunday Million.

Buriedatsea’s Sunday Million run ended with a fourth place finish that originally paid $64,280.52, but the final four players opted to make a deal based on ICM. Buriedatsea was second in chips at the time of the deal and therefore scooped the more substantial $113,232.22 prize. It was a good decision from them because after check-raising all-in with {Q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} on a {J-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} flop, and being called by "kebabali" and their {A-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}, the turn and river bricked off and buriedatsea was dead and buried in fourth place.

Another player sporting a Union Jack next to their alias was “.eswtfol” who finished fifth for $48,081.60.

Also enjoying success at PokerStars this Sunday was “careland” who chopped The Bigger $162 for $28,718.07 before going on to defeat Kyle “KJulius10” Julius heads-up.

moonwatch79” kept up British players’ good record in the Sunday Supersonic by navigating their way to a fifth-place finish worth $11,858.04 while Phil “PhilRoyal888” Mighall bust from the Sunday 6-Max in fourth place for an $8,305.50 score.

Over at 888poker, there was plenty to shout about. Two UK-based Spaniards in the form of Sergio “zcedrick” Aido and “OMGsete” enjoyed a one-two finish in the $150,000 Whale, banking $37,717.98 and $28,264.12, with “derharry69” collecting $21,441.75 for his third place finish.

In the $150,000 Mega Deep, Mike “OneTime_” Donofrio finished seventh for $5,040.00 with “Canette_15” collecting a similar amount for their fourth place finish in the $50,000 Turbo Mega Deep ($5,263.50).

Eddie “Poker3ddie” Hughes banked a $2,681.25 score courtesy of finishing seventh in the $70,000 Sunday Crocodile, with “ckb4714” adding $4,984.69 to their bankroll after a heads-up chop in the $20,000 Sunday Lightning 6-Max.

Andrew “stato_1” Hulme found himself in the winner’s circle at Full Tilt on Sunday, taking down The T-Rex for $4,073.76. Joining Hulme at the final table was Ireland’s “Cumin At Me Bro” who finished fifth for $1,131.60, who also bust the Sunday Brawl in seventh place for $960.29, a tournament that Mat “checktrap11” Cuthbertson finished second in for $3,746.48.

Signing off this week’s Sunday Briefing is the ninth place finish in the partypoker $50,000 Weigh-In by Charlie “chazcombes” Combes that netted him $1,157.10.

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