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Sunday Briefing: James Atkin Takes Down the Double Deuce

James Atkin

Popular grinder James “epitomised” Atkin found himself in the winner’s circle this weekend thanks to coming out on top of the $100,000 guaranteed Double Deuce tournament at PokerStars.

Atkin was part of a three-handed deal before he became the last of the 7,513 entrants to have chips in front of him. This victory saw Atkin turn a paltry $22 buy-in into a bankroll-boosting $14,868.

Two other Brits also turned $22 into a significant sum of cash thanks to reaching the final table of the Big $22 at PokerStars. “RajtanTajtan” finished in fourth-place for $5,434 while “anmols” bust one place later in third for a $7,743 score.

“BATDAD2005” of Ireland was another of our players to bank a huge score from a $22 buy-in. The Irishman finished eighth in the MicroMillions Main Event and secured a payout of $12,417.

In the higher buy-in PokerStars tournaments, Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson won the Hot $162 for $6,511 while “uk_stomper” finished sixth in the $215 Sunday Warm-Up for $9,168.

There was also a Union Jack seen at the final table of the $1,050 Sunday Grand NLHE due to “bartek901” navigating his way to a fourth-place finish worth $18,191 and in the $109 Sunday Warm-Up, Laurence “rivermanl” Houghton finished eighth for $987.

Over at 888poker, Rick “WhosToClaim” Trigg bust from the $100,000 Mega Deep in seventh-place for $2,500 while in the $40,000 Turbo Mega Deep “HinduKrush” finished eighth for $1,100 and “shaggy.l.f.c” was the runner-up for a $6,200 addition to his bankroll.

Finally, across to partypoker where Ireland’s David “TheJetskiFund” Scully won the $50K Gtd Weigh-In PKO for $4,806 the same tournament that the UK’s “OMGJi99aWuuut” finished fifth in for $1,157 and where Patrick “Patrick_Leonard” Leonard finished sixth in the $100K Gtd Super High Roller for $5,121.

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