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Sunday Briefing: Near Misses For UK & Ireland’s Players

Sunday Briefing


  • Carl "swansfc_CJ" Johns finished third in the Bigger $109 at PokerStars for $20,816.50.

  • Saitek00 finishes 11th in the Sunday Million a fortnight after chopping it for $135,099.52.

It was a case of close but no cigar for many of the United Kingdom and Ireland online grinders in this weekend’s Sunday Majors, with several knocking on the door of a huge score, only to fall short and miss out.

One of the larger scores on Sunday went to Carl “swansfc_CJ” Johns, who helped himself to the $20,816.50 third place prize in the Bigger $109 at PokerStars. Johns recently broke through $1 million in online tournament winnings and this latest haul represents his fourth-largest online cash to date.

Earlier on Sunday, in the Sunday Kickoff, “Sh0w3rs4u” managed to navigate his way to a seventh-place finish worth $5,081.40, with Robbie “Adreny” Bull going two places deeper before busting in fifth place for $8,939.50

The Bigger $82 had a familiar face at its final table, that of Leeds’ Jamie “Ship It 2010” O’Conner who fell in seventh place for a $3,443.02 addition to his bankroll, while London’s “DixyDix” secured their third five-figure score by finishing sixth in the Sunday Warm-Up for $17,111.80.

Saitek00chopped the Sunday Million on January 3, 2016, for $135,099.52 and he put together another incredible run in the January 17 edition. The grinder who calls Southampton home saw his run end in 11th place ($6,777.12) while “madpete2” (18th for $3,388.56) and Paul “Senterpied” Senter (30th for $2,529.31) can also be pleased with their Sunday Million performances.

In the Sunday 500, a tournament that our players have excelled in during recent time, WCOOP bracelet winner “rickv17” finished eighth for $7,095.00 while in the Bigger $162, “bluet0m89” finished fourth for $13,219.20 with Birmingham-based Italian “easylimp” coming third for $18,448.56, and UK-based Spaniard Marcos “lacabanhita” Fernandez becoming the runner-up for $24,300.00.

Still at PokerStars and into the Sunday 2nd Chance where “neuville25fr” added $8,664.00 to their lifetime winnings courtesy of a sixth place finish, with the legend that is Chris “Moorman1” Moorman busting in third place for $21,010.20.

Billy “b8chatz” Chattaway bust in fifth place for $5,602.50 in the Sunday Six-Max, the same tournament that Rhys “floppinhel” Jones (16th for $1,008.45) and Leo “mcclean147” McClean (17th for $1,008.45) put together deep runs in.

Wrapping up this week’s Sunday Briefing in the sixth place finish in the 888poker Sunday Challenge for “266mvm” which was worth $4,504.07.

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