With the World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) in full swing at PokerStars, and the $10 million guaranteed Powerfest progressing to its high buy-in events this weekend, it was easy to forget about the tournament action taking place on other sites.
Jareth “jareth3542” East didn’t forget about that other action because he was grinding online at 888poker, and doing so with great success.
East used to be ranked first in the United Kingdom, and 12th in the world, by PocketFives in 2014, but seems to play for lower stakes than those days. He upped the ante this weekend and jumped into the $150,000 Mega Deep for $215 and went on to turn that into $30,842.40 by outlasting 851 opponents.
Joining East at the $150,000 Mega Deep final table was fellow Brit “plizmuck” whose tournament ended in a third-place finish worth $16,614.
Also at 888poker, Ireland’s “purplewrath” collected $3,601.87 by finishing sixth in the $60,000 Sunday Crocodile, with “g.s.p.888” finishing third in the $80,000 Sunday Challenge, but not before being part of a three-handed deal that locked up $13,677.54.
Over at partypoker, two of ireland’s top players reached the final table of the $25,000 Gtd Freezeout Powerfest event. Kevin “THEDREAMER77” Killeen finished third for $4,612.50 while Toby “jesusneedsaces” Joyce won the event for $8,550.05.
Allan “GRANDAD_BAZ” Peers got into the Powerfest spirit by finishing in fourth-place in the $50,000 Gtd Freezeout, which was worth $6,104, while Keith “kjohnson222” Johnson and “carpediem400” finished fourth and fifth in the $200,000 Gtd High Roller for $19,425 and $14,360.62 additions to their bankrolls.
In the $100,000 Gtd Rebuy, partypoker ambassador and former world number one Patrick “tiote22” Leonard was the runner-up for $16,216.50 while Conor “LarryErbs” Beresford finished his $50,000 Gtd High Roller 6-Max Turbo event with a fifth-place finish worth $6,090.
Another Brit enjoyed some Powerfest success, “GreenAsFelt” finishing second in the $50,000 Gtd 6-Max Turbo for $7,214.40, which was the same position Sam “Sammy_squid” Grafton finished in the $20,000 Gtd worth $3,637.42.
Across to PokerStars now where Daniel “DanielT999” Tighe took down the $162 Pacific Rim Special for $5,810.52, where “bashpepe89” was the runner-up in the Big $162 for $4,372.84, and where Ludovic “ludovi333” Geilich finished fourth in the Hot $162 for $3,506.50.
“gingerslim” continued the trend of Brits doing well in the knockout tournaments, finishing fifth in the $215 Bounty Builder for $6,021.59, while Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford won The Weekender for $16,621.18 after a heads-up chop. “Kashmir_uzi” came third in that tournament for $10,210.64 with David “davidv1213” Vamplew and Antonio “jonwayne69” Gonzalez falling in sixth and seventh-place for $4,021.25 and $2,947.56 respectively.
The big scores kept coming with “youngblood51” collecting $23,964.49 after finishing third in the Big $109, and with Adam “Adamyid” Owen finishing the Hot $162 in fourth place for $8,230.64.
Ireland’s “Noogaii” triumphed in the $109 Bubble Rush for $14,350.95 with Bertie “bigstealer” Bayley busting in fifth-place for $3,980.03, while “googleit1985” added $16,517.07 to their lifetime winnings with a runner-up finish in the Hot $109 where Chris “Moorman1” Moorman fell in fifth-place for $6,139.52.
Steve “Mr. Tim Caum” O’Dwyer resides in Ireland and from here he finished second in the $109 Sunday Cooldown WCOOP edition for $35,359.96 and came sixth in the Sunday Grand for an additional $17,825.54.
Shoutout also to “DANMERRRRRRR” who banked $15,277.35 for their fifth-place finish in the Sunday Grand PLO, and to Martin “susie00” Malone who won $3,094.32 for their fifth-place finish in the Sunday Wrap-Up.