Sunday Briefing: HKongBanker's $90K Payday
Last week, Matthew Davenport reached the final table of the PokerStars Sunday Million and this time around we had another Union Jack at the last table of online poker’s biggest weekly tournament, the one next to “HKongBanker.”
Where Davenport finished fifth, HKongBanker went one place deeper, falling in fourth place. It was with four players remaining that the tournament was paused and a deal discussed, a deal that bore fruit and saw HKongBanker have $90,000.00 deposited into their PokerStars account, approximately $21,000 more than what was originally on offer for fourth place.
Earlier on Sunday, “4CASHNOW” saw their Sunday Kickoff run end in fifth place for $8,630.75 with “ajokeofpj” falling in eighth place for $3,179.75.
“Sh0w3rs4U” banked $18,252.33 for their third place finish in the Sunday Rebuy, a great result considering the likes of Spain’s “Ce$ar$pa,” Team PokerStars Pro Aditya “Adi Agarwal” Agarwal, Philipp “philbort” Gruissem, “Crackdel29”, Mike “munchenHB” Telker, and Jamie “pokerjamers” Armstrong were present at the final table.
Lastly for PokerStars, mentions to Phil “PhilRoyal888” Mighall and “Z-ENERGIES” who finished eighth and ninth in the Sunday 2nd Chance for scores of $4,484.00 and $2,690.40 respectively.
“GreenAsFelt,” from Oxford, banked $3,876.62 by finishing in fifth place in partypoker’s $50,000 guaranteed Weigh-In and now has more than $800,000 in online tournament winnings, while over at Full Tilt,“fourkingL” finished ninth in the Sunday Brawl for $612.50, the same tournament that “bbqls85” finished sixth in for $1,160.46.
As usual, 888poker saw plenty of players from the UK and Ireland hit the virtual felt, and once again there were some chunky scores to shout about. Christopher “nigdawg” Brammer was the runner-up in the $35,000 Sunday Breeze for $5,954.00, one place ahead of “PaoloJyotti82” who collected $4,442.60.
“rascada” followed in Brammer’s footsteps and bust from the $70,000 Sunday Crocodile in second place for $13,008.15 with “BestRivenUK” falling in seventh place for a score of $3,085.87.
There was British player at the top of $50,000 Turbo Mega Deep’s leader board, a finish worth $13,351.50 to “GreyPoupon” while “donboy47” was also victorious, his win in the $40,000 Sunday Monsoon being worth a cool $9,509.12.
Nottinghamshire’s Jack “lrdvoldermort” O’Neill added $4,991.09 to his lifetime winnings thanks to a sixth place finish in the $100,000 Sunday Challenge to round off this week’s edition of the Sunday Briefing.