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Sunday Briefing: “ego_death” Wins the 888poker Sunday Challenge

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  • Which players from the UK & Ireland won big online on June 18? Find out in the Sunday Briefing.

888poker continued to be a happy hunting ground for British poker players this weekend thanks in part to the player known as “ego_death” walking away with the title of $60,000 Sunday Challenge champion.

This week’s $90 buy-in Sunday Challenge sported a $60,000 guarantee but the 489 runners meant 888poker was left nursing a near $16,000 overlay. Taking full advantage of this added cash was ego_death who struck a deal when the tournament was three-handed before going on to triumph in the tournament to turn his $90 into $9,016.

In the $40,000 Turbo Mega Deep, “pokerdave128” reached the final table, but fell in ninth-place, for a $1,000 score, while in the $100,000 Baby Whale, “YOUB40” and “f0rmEiTseGaL” finished in ninth and fifth-place for $1,900 and $5,800 respectively.

There were a few near misses for our players over at PokerStars, including Rick “ThEcLaiMEer” Trigg who helped himself to a sixth-place finish in the $109 Sunday Kickoff and banked $3,444 and Jonathan “Proudflop” Proudfoot who turned $700 into a $19,114 haul plus an additional $10,200 in bounty payments in the $700 Super-Sized Sunday.

Another couple of high buy-in events were the $1,050 Sunday Grand NLHE and PLO tournaments. The former saw “antepia27” navigate their way to a fifth-place finish worth $13,408, while the latter saw Ludovic “ludovi333” Geilich (ninth for $5,089) and “Tagult” (seventh for $6,729) narrowly miss out on a final table appearance.

As Sunday was drawing to a close, “cheeky4714” bust from the final table of the $215 Sunday Supersonic in fifth-place for a $5,665 score, and Owain “sngwonder” Carey fell at the final hurdle of the $109 Sunday Wrap-up to finish second for $6,642.

Lastly, a couple of results from partypoker. Dan “Deepincidurr99” Daw outlasted the majority of the 1,094-strong field in the $250K Gtd Title Fight before falling in eighth-place for a $3,150 addition to his bankroll.

Completing the Sunday Briefing for another week is the $11,334 that Matthew “eardleym” Eardley collected for finishing fourth in the $150K Gtd High Roller, a result that edges Eardley ever closer to $1 million in online poker tournament winnings.

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