Sunday Briefing: Luke Schwartz Wins the Sunday Million
The latest edition of the PokerStars Sunday Million had two British players at its final table, including the eventual winner and recipient of a cool $130,717.53.
Luke “lb6121” Schwartz is a player who divides opinions in the poker world. Hugely talented, but often controversial due to his outspoken nature, you tend to either love or hate him. This weekend, he let his poker skills do the talking, and he finished first from 6,030 entries in the Sunday Million to scoop $130,717.53 after a four-handed chop.
Fellow Brit Jayme “jayme1987” Bury was part of that chop, banking $135,510.73 before falling in third-place.
Earlier on Sunday, “ShootTheSky” reached the final table of the Sunday Warm-Up, but could not get going and bust in ninth-place for a $2,805.72 score. Another British pro reaching a major final table was Shane “Mossop7” Mossop whose run in the Big $109 ended in a seventh-place finish worth $3,054.59.
The final tables kept coming with “chizal d” helping themselves to the $5,680.76 sixth-place prize in the Super-Sized Sunday, and Luke “Bit2Easy” Reeves busting from the Sunday Grand in sixth-place for $9,765.
Former UKIPT London champion, Robbie “Adreny” Bull, came close to victory in the Sunday Cooldown, but had to make do with the $7,266.24 fourth-place prize, while “MartinHolm44” collected $1,785 for his sixth-place finish in the Sunday Wrap-Up, a tournament that Ireland’s Scott “scott96dl” Glenn took down for $7,980.
888poker has traditionally been a happy hunting ground for players calling the UK & Ireland home, but this week the only major cash of note was the ninth-place finish in the $65,000 Sunday Challenge by “i8phishfood” worth $1,126.32.
With the 2016 World Series of Poker down to only the Main Event and the Little One For One Drop, the online tables should be awash with players this coming Sunday, and hopefully those from our shores can pick up where they left off and help themselves to some huge tournament scores.