UK & Ireland Sunday Briefing: Massive Sunday Million
This weekend’s PokerStars Sunday Million was part of the Winter Series and saw the format swap to a progressive knockout (PKO). It proved a popular move as 17,077 players turned out to create a guarantee-busting $1,707,700 prize pool.
Two of our players navigated their way to the eight-handed final table. “Diplomatic_Boy” fired three $109 bullets and it was a case of third time lucky as their fifth-place finish netted them $28,826.
The other British player was “darboy72” who busted once place deeper in fourth but not before being part of a four-handed deal that saw them bank a cool $60,246. Top work!
Three of our players made it to the final table of the Bigger $109. “DALMAX” turned their $109 into a $5,009 score by finishing in fifth-place. They were joined on the rail by “Aagoodfold” in fourth, a finish worth $6,967. We almost had a champion, but “BIBFLOP307” fell at the final hurdle and had to console themselves with the $13,478 second-place prize.
Some of the other notable results from PokerStars involving players from the UK & Ireland included:
- “gynaikologos” - fourth-place in the $215 NLHE 6-Max Winter Series for $14,764
- Andy “andyh26” Holman – second-place in the Hotter $109 for $8,975
- Kevin “parksy1066” Parkes - ninth-place in the $530 Bounty Builder High Roller for $8,496*
- Dan “NukeTheFish!” Wilson – sixth-place in the $215 NLHE 6-Max Winter Series for $7,167
- Phil “PhilRoyal888” Mighall – sixth-place in the $109 Bounty Builder for $5,911*
- Jonathan “Proudflop” Proudfoot – second-place in the Bigger $215 for $5,872
- “Kashmir_uzi” - sixth-place in the $215 Sunday Warm-Up for $4,910
- “B4NKR0LL3R” - fifth-place in the $530 Sunday 500 for $3,030
- Dan “NukeTheFish!” Wilson – fifth-place in the Bigger $215 for $2,376
- “IDOLLS” - ninth-place in the $215 Sunday Warm-Up for $1,876
- “youngblood51” - fifth-place in the $109 Omania for $1,110
*includes bounty payments
There were a couple of final table appearances over at 888poker too.
“tpgrok” made their way to the final nine of the $20,000 Sunday Challenge, but couldn’t quite get going and had to make do with the $400 ninth-place prize. There was a much better result for 888poker regular “SpitOnGraves” who took down the $20,000 Whale for a $7,161 score, topping a field of 66 in the $320 buy-in event.