UK & Ireland Sunday Briefing: Ashley “sickhangover” Hunt Wins the Bigger $109

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  • Ashley Hunt was among the big winners this weekend courtesy of winning the PokerStars Bigger $109.

Ashley “sickhangover” Hunt was among the big winners this weekend courtesy of taking down the PokerStars Bigger $109 for more than $23,000.

Hunt was one of 1,508 players to enter the Bigger $109 and had to overcome a tough final table to complete his victory. Hungarian star Peter “Belabacsi” Traply finished in fourth-place for $8,555 while Czech legend Ondrej “Vinkyy” Vinklarek was Hunt’s heads-up opponent; he picked up $16,549 for his runner-up finish.

Hailing from Bristol, Hunt now has more than $350,000 in online poker tournament winnings, the majority of which stems from his play at PokerStars.

Another PokerStars winner was Ronan “Sw33ney” Sweeney who emerged victorious from the Bigger $215, a tournament that saw 593 players compete for a slice of the $118,600 prize pool. Sweeney got his hands on a cool $20,904 for his $215 investment after besting a final table that housed the great Steven “SvZff” Van Zadelhoff.

Some of the other big results enjoyed by players from the UK and Ireland included:

  • “DonKiShove” – first-place in the $215 Bounty Builder for $36,399*
  • Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson – third-place in the $2,100 Sunday High Roller for $26,369
  • “birtus” – second-place in the $22 Mini Sunday Million for $17,751
  • “bk0705” – second-place in the Hotter $215 for $12,054
  • Andy “BowieEffect” Wilson – first-place in the Hotter $33 for $7,029
  • Elliott “elliottpet” Peterman – eighth-place in the $2,100 Sunday High Roller for $6,569
  • Ben “F3nix35” Dobson – sixth-place in the $109 Sunday Cooldown for $3,388
  • “ThinkDiffere” – eighth-place in the Hotter $215 for $1,869
  • “ashlypomfrey” – eighth-place in the $109 Sunday Cooldown for $1,784
  • “kamazotis” - sixth-place in the Hotter $162 for $1,627
  • Gary “GaryT20” Thompson - ninth-place in the $109 Sunday Kickoff for $1,036

British players enjoyed some decent results over at 888poker, too. “radasahk” turned $215 into $5,250 by finishing fifth in the $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep, while “J0hnmccl3an” was the third-place finisher in the $80,000 Whale for a cool $12,000.

In the $40,000 Sunday Challenge, “TboneMunson” finished fourth and banked $3,300. There were two Brits at the final table in the $15,000 Sunday Monsoon. “IwantKellogS” was the fifth-place finisher for $896 with “marcuspoo” busting in third-place for $1,745.

Finally shout-outs to Roberto “WelshWizard” Romanello and Alex “lindop310” Lindop who excelled at partypoker. Romanello finished sixth in the $2,600 buy-in Super High Roller for $9,212 while Lindop finished fourth in the Sunday Second Chance-H: $30K Gtd 6-Max Fast for $2,400.

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