Sunday Briefing: Rob Tinnion Banks a $314K Score
PokerStars’ Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) threw up some massive scores for players calling the United Kingdom and Ireland home, including one weighing in at almost $315,000.
Rob “robtinnion” Tinnion, a two-time Sunday Million champion, helped himself to $314,794.10 by finishing second in the $1,050 no-limit hold’em two-day event. Tinnion was joined at that particular final table by Jack “jackziang” Salter and “gordon0410” who finished fifth and fourth for $114,022.98 and $159,957.02.
“Henwii22” took down the $1,050 no-limit hold’em Progressive Super-Knockout for $61,751.88 after a three-way chop, and Niall “Firaldo87” Farrell won the $2,100 no-limit hold’em Mix-Max for $159,040 after a heads-up chop with “ZhipOHoy” who collected $142,000.
SCOOP related shout outs also go to Tom “hitthehole” Middleton who was the second place finish in the $1,050 no-limit hold’em turbo ultra-deep for $83,437.50, and to the trio of Brits who finished 1-2-3 in the $2,100 no limit hold’em Heads-Up, “jamjam818” ($83,800), “dougiedan678” ($89,000), and “beginner27” ($36,000).
Some of the highlights from PokerStars’ standard Sunday tournament schedule include:
- Kevin “torino2000” Killeen – Eighth place in the Sunday Grand for $12,532.50
- “bigfox86” – Fourth place in the Sunday Grand PLO for $25,652.50
- “ThinkDiffere” – Fifth place in the Sunday Supersonic for $12,678.73
The Powerfest series concluded at partypoker this weekend with several huge events. One of those tournaments was the $1,000,000 guaranteed High Roller Main Event, which cost $1,050 to buy into. Reaching the final table was the UK’s Alan “TheScouse_AA” Aspinall who navigated his way to a fourth place finish worth a cool $80,220.
Another big partypoker tournament was the $200,000 guaranteed which saw “PartyTimePoker” outlast the majority of the 1,626-strong field before falling in second place, but not before negotiating a $24,054.59 prize as part of a three-way deal.
Over at 888poker, the Super XL Series helped to boost the attendance figures of several of the site’s biggest tournaments. For example, the $100,000 Baby Whale ended up with a $123,900 prize pool, of which $23,776.41 is now in the account of British grinder “telmrock” who won the event.
A couple of other deep runs include “teaap26” finishing eighth in the $30,000 Super XL Turbo Main Event for $976.50, and “cookstahorse” collecting $8,030 for their fourth place finish in the $110,000 Sunday Challenge.