Sunday Briefing: Daniel Carter Chops the Sunday Million
While a significant number of poker players from the United Kingdom and Ireland are currently in Las Vegas for the 2016 World Series of Poker, there are a few who have stayed on home soil and are grinding away at the virtual felt.
One such player is Daniel “danistheking” Carter whose decision to remain home looks to have been a good one. Why? Because Carter was part of a three-way deal in this week’s edition of the PokerStars Sunday Million, a deal that netted the popular Brit a $122,069.02 score.
This is Carter’s second-largest online score having won $200,000 back in 2010 when he took down the partypoker Monthly Million, and takes his lifetime career earnings from online tournaments past the $1.75 million mark.
Another player in form and enjoying his Sunday was Jamie “Ship It 2010” O’Connor. The Leeds-based grinder won the $215 Bounty Builder for $12,976.59 and finished in seventh-place in the Sunday Kickoff for an additional $3,433.80.
Ireland’s “pokerniall95” also finished in the winner’s circle, taking down the Sunday Starter for $6,037.20 while “Eric77112” won $2,507.45 when he finished fourth in the Hot $162.
Still at PokerStars, “pAtcAsh83” finished second in the Big $109 and collected $16,470.06 after a three-way deal, “cwirek1982” fell in fourth-place in the Hot $162 for $5,310.52, and “spanners” took down the $109 Bounty Builder for $13,221.51.
Two players with Union Jacks next to their names finished second and third in the Sunday Grand. “Sputnik_PT” was third for $26,216 and Sam “SamSquid” Grafton banked $34,800 by finishing as the tournament’s runner-up.
Over at 888poker, Martin “fishmobbadge” Malone and “JimPool” finished seventh and eighth in the $100,000 Whale and added $4,469.15 and $3,192.25 to their bankrolls, while “bigblindbets” was the runner-up in the $30,000 Turbo Mega Deep, a finish worth $5,766.
The $40,000 Sunday Crocodile final table had two British players seated at it. “fullshroom” fell in seventh-place for $1,872 with “OMG_PorFavor” busting in second-place and collecting a score of $8,208.
Lastly for 888poker results, a mention to “Michaelevo” who finished fourth in the $80,000 Sunday Challenge for $6,591.90, not a bad return on $90.
There was also a big winner over at partypoker where the $150,000 Main Event overlaid by $19,100. The main beneficiary of this added money was “hunt1986” who walked away with the $24,984.45 first place prize.