UK & Ireland Sunday Briefing: carpediem200 Seizes the Day
Carpe Diem is Latin for “seize the day” and the British grinder known as “carpediem200” did exactly that in Jun. 11 when he took down the $1,050 Sunday Grand NLHE at PokerStars for $39,642.
Hailing from Tonbridge, Kent, carpediem200 is one of many UK-based online poker players who chooses to keep their real identity a secret. Whoever it is certainly knows their way around the virtual felt because they have amassed more than $2.8 million in online tournament winnings.
The $39,642 that carpediem200 won, after a heads-up chop, is the player’s fourth-largest online score, with the most they have won weighing in at $66,285, which was their reward for winning a $1,050 no-limit hold’em WCOOP event in Sept. 2016.
Currently ranked 37th in the UK by our friends at PocketFives.com, carpediem200 is sure to be catapulted towards a top 20 berth when the rankings database is next updated.
Also at PokerStars, two players from the UK made it to the final table of the Big $109. “tommytin55” bust in eight-place for $2,070 while Jack “Jackerzzzzzz” Loraine navigated their way to a third-place finish and banked $10,774.
In the $700 Super-Sized Sunday, “trickyone14” saw their tournament end in ninth-place for $2,951 plus $9,359 in bounty payments, and in the $215 Sunday Million, “Swaggersorus” and “chubbybeast” fell in eighth and sixth-place for scores of $13,400 and $27,976.
Lastly for the results at PokerStars, “cheeky4714” reached the final table of the $215 Sunday Supersonic and bust in sixth-place to add $3,731 to their bankroll.
There were a series of near misses for British players at 888poker on June 11.
"ckb4714" fell at the final hurdle in the $100,000 Mega Deep and finished in second-place for $14,681. Earlier in the same tournament, Ben “Binkasaurus” Farrell bust in ninth-place for $1,621.80.
In the $1,050 buy-in $150,000 Whale, “Christoph91” was the first casualty at the final table and netted $4,200, while “_JMO_” collected $3,902 for his fourth-place finish in the $40,000 Turbo Mega Deep.
Two of our players navigated their way to the final table of the $60,000 Sunday Challenge this weekend. “threecat3” saw their tournament end in fifth-place, a finish worth $3,434, while “ourstheglory” bust two places later in third for a $6,486 addition to their bankroll.
While over at partypoker, Oliver “ThreeBunPass” Price continued his excellent run of form in the $2,600 Super High Roller by finishing in third-place for a $21,520.01 score.