2020 WPT World Online Championships

UK & Ireland Sunday Briefing: Wins For Geilich, Mighall, and Beresford

Ludovic Geilich

It was another super Sunday for online poker tournament players who call the United Kingdom and Ireland home. There were victories for the likes of Ludovic Geilich, Phil Mighall, and Conor Beresford, plus dozens of deep runs from our grinders.

Geilich’s victory came in the $2,100 WPT Mix-Max Turbo: $150K PKO event, a tournament that had a compact field of 69-entries. Geilich came out on top and secured a combined prize weighing in at $44,591 after defeating Daniel Rezaei heads-up, leaving the runner-up to collect $24,762.

An even larger prize went to Phil Mighall who triumphed in the $1,050 WPT 8-Max Weekender, a $500,000 guaranteed PKO. Victory in tournaments of this size doesn’t come easy, especially if the final table is stacked like this one was.

Scott Margereson fell in seventh ($8,962), with Dominik Nitsche (4th - $27,483), and Adrian Mateos (3rd - $34,540) being elite grinders. Mighall held his own and also defeated Ian Bradley heads-up, the British second-place finisher collected $50,337.

Margereson also finished seventh in the $530 WPT 7-Max Knockout: $200K Gtd for an additional $5,835.

There was a British winner in the $215 WPT Mix-Max Turbo: $100K Gtd PKO. Alastair Smith topped a field of 462-entrants and turned his initial investment into a much more useful $18,419.

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Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford’s victory came in the $1,050 Sunday Supersonic at PokerStars. This hyper-turbo tournament only took two-hours 19-minutes from start to finish, resulting in a ridiculous hourly rate for champion Beresford. The popular British star took home $21,386 for his lightning speed victory.

It was an otherwise relatively quiet Sunday at PokerStars for our players, although there were a handful of other impressive scores, including:

  • Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser – third-place in the $215 NLO8 Supersonic for $2,732
  • “despedespi33” – first-place in the Bigger $109 for $2,556
  • Rick “ThEcLaiMEer” Trigg – fifth-place in the Hotter $109 for $2,359
  • “sp07ckh” – second-place in the $109 Omania for $1,953
  • James “OP-Poker James” Mackenzie – fifth-place in the Hotter $162 for $1,850*
  • “maedchen80” – seventh-place in the Hotter $162 for $1,415*

*includes bounty payments

GGPoker proved, once again, to be a happy hunting ground for our players, especially in the High Roller MILLION$. Ireland’s Arthur “meiiYunqi” Conan navigated his way to fourth-place which was worth a cool $113,928. Going one place deeper was the UK’s “eldonko” who got their hands on a cool $166,271, the largest prize of any of our players this weekend.

There was an Irish champion in the Bounty Hunters Six Shooter $126. “LemonSqueezy” outlasted 906-opponents to secure a prize worth $17,119 with bounties included. Fellow Irish grinder “SetoKaiba” finished seventh for $2,307.

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Check out the size of some of these scores at GGPoker on September 13:

  • Stanley “Donkey_Fish” Topol – fifth-place in the Global MILLION$ for $34,418
  • “MrSizeMore” – third-place in the Sunday Forty Stack $400 for $27,189
  • Gavin Cochrane – second-place in the High Rollers PLO Main Event $1K for $21,738
  • Chau Giang – fourth-place in the Sunday Forty Stack $400 for $19,930
  • “Superstar88” – third-place in the Sunday Special $125 for $15,915
  • Jack Salter – eighth-place in the $1,260 Bounty Six Shooter High Roller for $13,265*
  • “whatariver1” – third-place in the High Rollers Battle Royale $525 for $9,645*
  • Gavin Cochrane - 11th place in the GGMasters High Rollers $1,000 for $9,392
  • “POWERANGERED” – fourth-place in the Bounty hunters Sunday Special $105 for $5,650*
  • “TopRegUK” – eighth-place in the Sunday Monster Stack $200 for $4,055

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