February 28, 2016, was one of the quieter Sunday’s for online poker players hailing from the United Kingdom and Ireland, but there were still a handful, or two, of impressive runs and big scores enjoyed by them.
One such result came in the Full Tilt FTOPS Event #17, a $100 no limit hold’em six-max turbo rebuy, which attracted 269 players, creating a $57,017 prize pool once the rebuys and add-ons were taking into consideration. Topping that particular field and grabbing the $13,969.17 first place prize was Ireland’s “Cumin At Me Bro.”
Three Brits reached the final table of FTOPS Event #16, too. “Rikki MacK” progressed the farthest, busting in third place for $12,914.34, with “Tedson” and “G-Flush13” falling in fourth and sixth-place for scores of $9,026.42 and $4,999.25.
Over at 888poker, Mat “checktrap11” Cuthbertson narrowly missed out on winning the $100,000 Baby Whale when he bust in second-place. Cuthbertson collected $19,404 for his runner-up finish.
Also at 888poker, the official sponsors of the 2016 World Series of Poker, four of our players bagged $12,500 packages to the 2016 WSOP Main Event. Ian “Simpioni” Simpson, “mayothedon”, “Mitsuko” and “12poundsfree” will all be heading to Las Vegas this summer to compete for the title of World Champion.
As is usually the case, PokerStars threw up some massive prizes again this week, including London’s “pkace666” walking away with the $16,209.00 third-place prize in the Sunday Kickoff. He was joined at the final table by two-time Sunday Million champion, Rob “robtinnion” Tinnion, a finish worth $3,151.75.
Phil “PhilRoyal888” Mighall managed to navigate his way to the final table of the Sunday 500 before running out of steam and being eliminated in sixth-place for $13,217.50 while “cheeky4714” pushed through the $750,000 lifetime winnings barrier courtesy of scooping the $17,765.28 third-place prize in the Bigger $162.
“johnee10” came seventh in the Sunday Supersonic for a $4,809.19 score, one place below Rhys “floppinhel” Jones who banked $7,779.57 for his sixth-place finish.
There should be plenty to shout about over the next week or so not least because the partypoker Powerfest is now in its Middleweight phase ($22 to $55 buy-ins) and then progresses to the Heavyweight ($109 to $215) from Sunday. Here’s to players calling the UK and Ireland home crushing all that stand before them at the virtual felt.