Sunday Briefing: MOI_est_JEAN Wins the $120K Whale
The $120,000 Whale tournament returned to 888poker on Feb. 19 and saw its large guarantee surpassed by $18,990 thanks to 246 players buying in for $600.
Almost 11 and a half hours after the first cards were dealt, “MOI_est_JEAN” was the last player standing and was rewarded with the princely sum of $28,423. Earlier at the Whale final table, “f0rmEiTseGaL” bust in eighth place and added $3,474 to their account.
888poker has long been a happy hunting ground for players calling the UK and Ireland home and this weekend was no different. Robert “float2felt” Snell and “masajedepies” reached the final table of the $120,000 Mega Deep, falling in sixth and fourth place for scores of $5,635 and $9,945 while Sebastian “iknowmybody” Saffari finished as runner-up in the $40,000 Turbo Mega Deep for $6,840.
There was a Union Jack present at the final table of the $80,000 Sunday Challenge as “Hindukrush” finished in seventh place for $2,763.
Across to partypoker now where Phil “PhilRoyal888” Mighall reached the final table of the $50,000 Gtd Weigh-In and turned $109 into $1,344 and where Roberto “TheWelshWizard” Romanello finished fourth in the $30,000 Gtd Rebuy for $3,727.
Now to PokerStars where there were several notable scores, including the runner-up finish in the $1,050 Sunday Grand PLO by Billy “b8chatz” Chattaway worth $25,114. Narrowly missing out on a final table appearance in that event was “DrAnubis” who fell in seventh place for $7,796.
Stuart “guitey” Guite helped himself to the $22,238 fourth place prize of the $215 Sunday Warm-Up with “Palmero92” emerging victorious in the $700 Super-Sized Sunday for a cool $40,402.
One of the many UK-based Spanish stars, Vicente “vicenfish” Delgado, banked a massive $56,741 by taking down the $1,050 Sunday Grand NLHE, “Boatman570” finished third in the Big $215 for $13,296 and “Ahhh Is It?” final table bubbled the $215 Sunday Supersonic for a $4,299 addition to their bankroll.