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UK & Ireland Sunday Briefing: Ian Simpson Victorious at 888poker

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Former Irish Open champion Ian Simpson helped himself to a five-figure score this weekend by taking down an online event at 888poker.

Simpson, playing as “Simpioni,” was one of 1,070 players to enter the $50,000 Wonderland Mini Main Event at 888poker, a $55 buy-in tournament. After more than 12 hours of play, Simpson emerged victorious to get his hands on the $12,546 first-place prize.

888poker was a happy hunting ground for players with a British IP address. The UK-based Spaniard known as “MalakiasCF” won not one but three events at 888poker. The first netted him $33,000 and was for winning the $120,000 Whale and he then took down the $100,000 Mega Deep for an additional $19,250. Completing a hat trick of wins was the $10,000 Crocodile which netted him $3,327; Ireland’s David “FMiniBabybel” Lappin finished second for $2,238.

Over at PokerStars, Toby “810ofclubs” Lewis finished seventh in the Bigger $109 for a $3,526 score while “Noobladonk” helped himself to the $25,496 sixth-place prize on offer in the $215 Sunday Million.

There were two of our players at the final table of the $530 Omania High Roller, too. Owain “sngwonder” Carey fell in ninth-place for $3,094 with “T-Macha” busting two places later in seventh for $3,858.

Ireland’s “nowyousaidit” banked $1,819 for finishing eighth in the Hotter $109 and “CantWinAFlip” must have won a few flips on his way to finishing third in the Bigger $215, a result that netted the Brit $11,184.

Mentions also to Phil “Infestus176” Ward who won the NLO8 edition of the Sunday Supersonic for $7,886 and to both Ronan “Sw33ney” Sweeney and Gavin “gavz101” Cochrane who finished fourth and sixth in the $215 Sunday Supersonic NLHE for scores of $9,766 and $4,911.

Finally for PokerStars’ action, shoutout to Daniel “DanielT999” Tighe who won the $109 Sunday Wrap-Up for $7,106 and to Dara “SlowDoke” O’Kearney who finished third in the $162 Bounty Builder. O’Kearney scooped $4,727 including bounty payments.

Now to partypoker where Leeds’ “TonyYeboah96” won the $50K Gtd Main Event Kick-Off for a welcomed $9,425 and where Charlie “chazcombes” Combes finished second in the $150K Gtd Main Event to turn $109 into $18,150.

Completing the Sunday Briefing for another week is the $50K Gtd Title Fight Turbo where Ben “Farrelli666” Farrell was the fifth-place finisher for a $2,805 and where Rick “tHeClaImEr1” Trigg triumphed for a cool $10,398.

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