The final Sunday of April is traditionally a bank holiday in the United Kingdom and usually spent lazing around, but scores of British and Irish poker players refused to rest on their laurels and they hit the virtual felt instead.
“EdenR” ensured he was having a profitable bank holiday weekend by taking down the $215 Sunday Supersonic at PokerStars. EdenR won after striking a deal when heads-up to net himself $27,189 in only two-and-a-half-hours of poker. Ireland’s “LeROYal 09” finished in fifth-place in the same tournament for $6,692.
Earlier on Sunday, “GeorgeG121” won the $109 Sunday Kickoff after a heads-up deal and walked away with $16,654 while “upspokerbad” turned $215 into $27,494 by finishing in third-place in the Sunday Warm-Up.
In the $215 Weekender, Irish grinder Gary “comegethappy” McGinty bust in fifth-place for a $2,725 score with fellow Irishman Gary “GaryT20” Thompson also finishing in fifth-place but in the Big $109 for $6,351.
There was a Union Jack displayed at the final table of the $215 Sunday Million this week, the one next to the name of Stuart “guitey” Guite who saw their impressive run come to an abrupt end in eighth-place, a finish good for a $12,294 addition to their bankroll.
Michael “mczhang” Zhang won the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour London Main Event earlier this year and added $29,007 to his coffers this weekend by being the third-place finish in the $1,050 Sunday Grand NLHE. Joining Zhang on the final table were “luckyfish89” and Craig “mcc3991” McCorkell who bust in sixth and seventh-place for $11,932 and $8,874.
Two of our players were present at the final table of the $1,050 Sunday Grand PLO tournament. “raconteur” fell in eighth-place for $5,768 with “KingKr$asniqi” of Ireland being the runner-up and securing a $24,055 payout.
To the Big $215 now where James “jamesath” Sath finished in ninth-place for $1,996, “crazybambos” bust in seventh-place for $3,791 and “beginner27” was the runner-up for $18,839.
Shout outs also to “teruliro” who was the seventh-place finisher in the $109 Sunday Cooldown for $3,423 and the both “neagui8910” and “Rugster1” who finished fifth and ninth in the $109 Sunday Wrap-up for $2,956 and $853 respectively.
Over at 888poker, Jareth “jareth3542” East navigated his way to the third-place finish in the $120,000 Whale and banked a cool $14,100 but the biggest score by a Brit, at 888poker at least, went to John “JohnFoot” Proudfoot who won the $120,000 Mega Deep for $22,668; “summuNNN” finished fifth in the same event for $6,408.
Rounding off the Sunday Briefing for another week are the results from partypoker where “Scott-Margerine” was the runner-up in the $300,000 Gtd Title Fight, a finish worth $36,120 and where two of partypoker’s British ambassadors reached the final table of the $100,000 Gtd Super High Roller.
Sam “SamTrickett” Trickett finished in fifth-place for $7,817 and Patrick “Patrick_Leonard” Leonard bust in second-place but not before being part of a three-way deal that bagged him $28,269 for his $2,600 investment.