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Sunday Briefing: James Atkin Takes Down the Double Deuce

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  • James Atkin was among the big winners this weekend thanks to taking down the PokerStars Double Deuce.

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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