Sunday Briefing: Matthew Davenport Fifth in the Sunday Million
It may have been Easter Sunday this week, a time when large sections of the United Kingdom and Ireland enjoy some much needed downtime, but that didn’t stop our poker players from helping themselves to significant scores in the various Sunday majors.
Almost two week ago, Matthew Davenport bust from the €3,300 partypoker WPT Vienna Main Event and cashed for €70,800 in the process. This weekend, Davenport turned his attention to the virtual felt of PokerStars, where he plays as “OffTh3Radar” and with equally impressive results, finishing fifth in the Sunday Million for a $58,416.80 addition to his bankroll.
Essex’s Simon “123simon123” Trowse was another British players securing a fifth place finish in a PokerStars Sunday major, his coming in the Sunday Kickoff, a finish worth $7,804.25, while over in the Hotter $162, “FourKingNick” claimed the $6,863.69 fourth place prize, with Peter “Se7enTr3y” Akery fell in fourth place in the Sunday 500 to bank $27,302.00.
Completing our look at PokerStars are the eighth place finish in The Bigger $162 for Marcin “MARCIN123” Milde ($3,613.79) and the sixth place finish in the Sunday 6-Max for “PoluKalos” ($3,982.50).
At PokerStars’ sister site, Full Tilt, the UK’s “sophie anson” claimed six $50 bounties on their to winning The T-Rex for a combined score of $2,581.09, with fellow Brit “com157” busting four opponents on their way to finishing fourth in the Sunday Brawl for a score of $1,637.68.
There were some nice results over at 888poker, a happy hunting ground for tournament players hailing from our shores. “Whyfloatme” saw their run in the $120,000 Mega Deep end in sixth place fort $6,560.40 and there were two Union Jacks at the final table of the $50,000 Turbo Mega Deep. “yori” bust in seventh place for $2,087.60 with “c0rbl1meyguv” narrowly missing out on the victory, falling in second place for $8,903.00.
In the $100,000 Baby Whale, a $320 buy-in event, “Christoph91” reached the final table, but was the first casualty at it, falling in ninth place for $2,375.46, while in the $100,000 Sunday Challenge, Irish duo Conor “GodfryJones” O’Driscoll and “42clubs” finished seventh and third for $3,673.47 and $11,721.28.