UK & Ireland Sunday Briefing: Four Brits Reach Sunday Million Final Table
The final table of the PokerStars $215 Sunday Million had four British players seated at it and one of those grinders walked away with the largest payout despite not winning the tournament.
There were 5,912 entries in this weekend’s Sunday Million and once the nine-handed final table was set, the least anyone could win was $9,326. This is the sum Josh “greeno99” Green walked away with as they were the first casualty at the final table.
Three places deeper, “deanjlfc” bust and banked $28,134. This elimination sparked interest in a potential deal so the remaining five players requested that the tournament clock be paused so they could discuss chopping the prize pool. Those discussions proved fruitful and everyone locked up more than $62,000 for their efforts.
Third-place and a cool $72,365 went to “Martinelly09” before “ya3thabe” was eliminated heads-up and, thanks to the deal struck, took home $131,459, almost $3,000 more than Brazil’s “Lincownz” secured for becoming the tournament’s champion.
Earlier in the day, Jamie “buffyslayer1” Wilby chopped the $109 Sunday Kickoff heads-up before finishing second for $15,000; Dean “DeanoSupremo” Lyall bust from the same tournament in sixth-place for a $3,702 score.
Another $109 buy in event, the Big $109, saw “InduceM3” bust in ninth-place for $1,699 while in the $1,050 Sunday Grand NLHE, “Rimlog” finished in seventh-place and scooped $9,552.
Two Union Jack flags could be seen at the final table of the star-studded $1,050 Sunday Grand PLO. Ludovic “ludovi333” Geilich fell in third-place for $17,278 with “raconteur” finishing as the runner-up for a bankroll boost of $23,147.
In the Big $215, Jonathan “Gil3000” Gill collected $3,779 for his seventh-place finish, Patrick “pads1161” Leonard bust in fourth-place for $10,167 and Thomas “Airdraken” Clack crashed out in third-place for $14,140; Leonard would also cash in a couple of partypoker events on Apr. 16.
Completing the recap of Pokerstars results is the fourth-place finish by Ireland’s “anti-VGKC” in the $109 Sunday Wrap-Up which was worth $4,345.
Over at 888poker, “jareth3542” won the $120,000 Mega Deep and banked $24,443. Confusingly, this is not Jareth East (who uses a similar alias) but the player known as “luckyfish89” at PokerStars.
Also at that final table, Damien “UveBeenStakt” Wain collected $9,834 by finishing in fourth-place.
There were two of our players in the final nine of the $40,000 Turbo Mega Deep. Chris “bluecheek” Moore saw their tournament end in a ninth-place finish worth $828 while “sheeeeeeeet” bust in third-place and walked away with $4,864.
Lastly, for 888poker at least, UK-based Spaniard Adrian “ADRI_ATM” Mateos finished fourth in the $80,000 Sunday Challenge, a finish worth $6,286 and Marc “icallyamet” Wright finished second but not before securing $14,367 as part of a heads-up deal.
Earlier, we mentioned Patrick Leonard had a four-figure score at PokerStars; he also cashed twice for four-figures at his sponsor’s site partypoker. Leonard finished 15th in the $150K Gtd High Roller for $2,029 and went on to help himself to the $2,969 seventh-place prize in the $100K Gtd Title Fight Warm-Up.
Finally, a shout out to “eolselnhoj” who took down the $50K Gtd PKO Eliminator tournament and added $5,546 to his bankroll.