2021 World Series of Poker Europe

UK & Ireland Sunday Briefing: Brandon Sheils Enjoys $57.8K Score

Brandon "Tyrion2205" Sheils

Brandon “Tyrion2205” Sheils found himself in the winner’s circle on February 2nd when he took down a Bounty Builder Series tournament at PokerStars.

Sheils was one of 848-entrants in the $530 buy-in PKO tournament and was the last player standing when the dust settled. Sheils’ reward for his impressive victory was a combined prize weighing in at $57,800. This was made up of the $31,048 first-place prize and $27,652 worth of bounty payments.

It was Sheils’ biggest-ever Sunday in terms of online poker as he also finished 20th in another $530 PKO event for a total prize worth $4,263.

The player known as “Grimeyyyy” was another British player finding himself locking up a title, theirs coming in the $109 Sunday Kickoff. Grimeyyy walked away $11,087 richer after sending Alex “Ahhh Is It?” Lindop, a fellow Brit, to the showers in second-place; Lindop won $8,045 for his runner-up finish.

Some of the other notable scores at PokerStars included:

  • Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford – second-place in the $2,100 NLHE 8-Max Bounty Builder Series for $64,323*
  • “t4t0PAGAU” - sixth-place in the $2,100 NLHE 8-Max Bounty Builder Series for $15,554*
  • Luke “Lfmagic” Fields – third-place in the $215 Sunday Supersonic 6-Max for $9,903
  • Alex “Ahhh Is It?” Lindop – fifth-place in the $109 Bounty Builder for $7,748*
  • “Roxie Hart” - sixth-place in the $1,050 NLHE 8-Max Turbo Bounty Builder Series for $6,176*
  • Ronan “Sw33ney” Sweeney – fourth-place in the $530 Sunday 500 for $3,601*
  • Ben “jenbizzle” Jones – sixth-place in the $530 Sunday 500 for $2,846*
  • Ronan “Sw33ney” Sweeney – fifth-place in the Bigger $215 for $2,493

*includes bounty payments

Tough River Decision With Middle Pair

Hand analysis: Consider what you would do Jonathan Little's hand of middle pair on the river.

“pDNA” displays a Union Jack next to their alias at GGPoker, although a little research shows the same name on other online poker sites hailing from Norway. Seeing how they won two $1,000 High Rollers at GGPoker this weekend, we’re claiming this player as out own!

Their first $1,000 buy-in victory came after outlasting 48 opponents, including fellow Brit “MickeyM” who crashed out in sixth for $2,391. Victory in this event yielded $19,107.

Later on the same day, they walked away with the $13,778 top prize in another High Rollers $1K event, triumphing over 33-opponents on their way to glory.

It is difficult to find British and Irish players grinding at partypoker as most have chosen to keep their aliases private since last year’s enforced username changes. A handful are common knowledge, however, including that of Patrick “Patrick_Leonard” Leonard who finished fifth in the $2,100 KO Series #03-SHR: $300K Gtd 8-Max.

Leonard banked $9,432 from the main prize pool and an additional $8,596 for a combined score worth $18,028.

Over at 888poker now where “usainzeus25” finished third in the $20,000 Sunday Challenge for $2,753. Ireland’s “Knafeh” and “Mrlimp1” joined usainzeus25 at the final table, crashing out in sixth and seventh place for $1,095 and $876 respectively.

Usainzeus25 also reached the final table of the $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep. This second deep run ended in a fifth-place finish worth $5,246. “kanabal18” of the UK finished seventh for a $3,228 addition to their bankroll.

Lastly, for this week at least, a shoutout to “carmen.1957” who collected $1,620 for their fifth-place exit from the $20,000 Whale.

  • Brandon @brandonsheils Sheils won almost $58,000 when he secured a @PokerStars Bounty Builder Series title.

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