Sunday Briefing: 39REDMAN Secures a $98,000 Score
Two British players reached the final table of this weekend’s PokerStars Sunday Million, and although neither of them took it down, they did secure combined scored of more than $110,000.
The first Brit to fall at the Sunday Million final table was none other than James “Asprin1” Akenhead, a former winner of online poker’s biggest weekly tournament. Akenhead’s run ended in an eighth-place finish worth $12,729.42.
With Akenhead bust, the task of flying the Union Jack went to “39REDMAN” and fly it they did, eventually busting in fourth-place, but not before being part of a four-way deal that netted them $98,000.
While Akenhead and 39REDMAN were busy helping themselves to large scores in the Sunday Million, Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson was navigating his way to a runner-up finish in the $1,050 Sunday Grand worth a cool $30,764.80.
The big cashes and wins continue with Jamie “buffyslayer1” Wilby taking down the Sunday Starter for $5,416.13, “trickyone14” triumphing in the Sunday Kickoff for $18,254.29, and “Znam” winning the Sunday Warm-Up for $44,321.09.
We have to also mention UK-based Spaniard Oscar “MendaLerenda” Serradell who finished fourth in the Super-Sized Sunday for $14,853.50, “Tagult” who won the Sunday Grand PLO for $24,374.62, “ViCiuSMaXiMu” who won the Sunday Cooldown for $17,713.29, and Ireland’s “Up the Dubss” who bust from the Sunday Cooldown in fifth-place for $5,399.79.
Over at 888poker, the legendary Chris “888Moorman” Moorman finished in third-place in the $70,000 Baby Whale for $8,949.60 but was outlasted by fellow Brit “BriIliant” who won the $16,196.40 first-place prize.
In the $60,000 Sunday Challenge, “JstLikeThat” banked $5,737.24 by finishing in fourth-place, narrowly missing out on a five-figure score as the remaining three players struck a deal for the remainder of the prize pool.
Across to the partypoker action now where Patrick “thebigdog09” Brooks won $6,400.35 by finishing in fifth-place in the $100,000 Gtd Main Event to wrap up an impressive Sunday for players calling the UK and Ireland home.