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UK & Ireland Sunday Briefing: Rick Trigg Secures $715K Score

Rick Trigg

Popular British grinder Rick Trigg secured by far the largest tournament cash of his long and illustrious career when he finished second in the PokerStars Sunday Million Anniversary Take 2 for a massive $715,335.

Trigg’s previous best score weighed in at $115,069, which was his reward for finishing fourth in a $1,575 WCOOP event back in Sept. 2016. Now he has multiplied that impressive sum by almost a factor of six thanks to finishing second from 56,310 opponents in this $10 million guaranteed event.

The Sheffield-based grinder was joined at the final table by a fellow Briton in the shape of “Hidey7.” After firing two $215 bullets, Hidey7 fell in fifth-place and walked away with $252,910.

Congratulations to Netherlands’ “Daenarys T” who beat Trigg heads-up to get their hands on the $1,000,043 first-place prize.

There were three of our players at the final table of this week’s Sunday 500. The player known as “Kashmir_uzi” ran out of bullets to bust in eighth-place for $5,070 with Sam “SamSquid” Grafton busting in fifth-place for $12,873. Going the deepest was “OLDWOLF133,” a previous Sunday Warm-Up champion, who fell in third-place for a $23,961 score.

Some of the other notable cashes at PokerStars this weekend included:

  • “Koln4ever” - second-place in the Bigger $55 for $17,659
  • “EspenasApart” - second-place in the $530 Omania High Roller for $14,825
  • [Removed:321] “horseyjuices” Razavi - second-place in the $22 Mini Sunday Supersonic for $9,896
  • “hdjgkfgsdl” - fifth-place in the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $9,535
  • “pilsuhng” - fifth-place in the Bigger $109 for $9,476
  • Damien “DamoWain” Wain - fifth-place in the Bigger $215 for $8,131
  • “Kippling25” - sixth-place in the $109 Sunday Cooldown for $4,540
  • “Dom2312” - eighth-place in the Bigger $109 for $3,432
  • Kevin “torino2000” Killeen - ninth-place in the Bigger $109 for $2,446

Over at 888poker, three Union Jacks were spotted at the final table of the $100,000 Whale. “Litt_it_up” bust in ninth-place for $3,480 and was followed to the sidelines by “chuckemdown9” who banked $4,060. “f0rmEiTseGaL” eventually exited in fourth-place for a $11,020 score.

“Chuckemdown9” also finished ninth in the $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep for $1,691 but was outshone by “SnowRoll” who was the tournament’s runner-up, a finish worth a cool $14,532. Shout-out also to “TopBeaver69” who collected $5,190 for their fifth-place finish.

Finally, for 888poker at least, congratulations to “josetecrazy” who won the $15,000 Turbo Mega Deep for $4,632 and to “corbetts83” who finished fifth in the same tournament for a $1,190 addition to their bankroll.

To partypoker now where we conclude the Sunday Briefing for another week. Dean “mugggy1” Quinn turned $530 into $8,474 by navigating his way to a sixth-place finish in the Super Sunday Main Event-HR: $200K Gtd.

In the Super Sunday High Roller-SHR: $200K Gtd, Team partypoker’s Roberto “WelshWizard” Romanello finished 11th for $7,800.

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