Sam Grafton Among the Big Weekend Winners
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Plenty of tournaments took place in the online poker world this weekend and players calling the United Kingdom and Ireland home managed to secure some of those tournaments’ biggest prizes.
Sam “SamSquid” Grafton was one such player. The man with more than $7.9 million in online poker tournament winnings finished second in the $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up at PokerStars. This deep run earned Grafton $12,034.
Patrick “pads1161” Leonard joined Grafton on that final table, but his run ended with a sixth-place finish worth $2,644.
Grafton reached another final table later on Sunday. After outlasting almost all of the 464 entrants, he fell in fourth-place for a $3,525 addition to his bankroll. He wasn’t the only person to lock up a decent score at PokerStars, these grinders did too:
- “bazlow14” – second-place in the $215 Bounty Builder for $17,630*
- “tctctc1228” – third-place in the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $10,707
- “ArtHouse2011” – seventh-place in the $1,050 Sunday High Roller for $10,072
- “118DG” – fourth-place in the $109 Sunday Cooldown for $9,414*
- “Cottonbud07” – fifth-place in the $215 Bounty Builder for $7,023*
- “BetForNympho” – sixth-place in the $215 Bounty Builder for $4,515*
- “cheeky4714” – eighth-place in the $215 Bounty Builder for $4,228*
- “G3T Cash” – eighth-place in the $215 Bounty Builder for $3,295*
- “XdusselX” – fourth-place in the $109 Sunday Wrap-Up for $1,345
- Daniel “dougiedan678” McAulay – eighth-place in the $215 Fat Sunday for $1,266
- “SW88TS” – fourth-place in the $109 NLO8 KOmania for $804*
- “GreggerNUFC” – fifth-place in the $109 Omania for $787
Final Tables at 888poker
The $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep is one of the better value high stakes weekly tournaments at 888poker, mostly because it overlays almost every single week. The latest edition was no different and 888poker had a $2,500 shortfall to make up.
Two of our players navigated their way to the final table. “Henrick77” was the first of that brace to bust, they collected $4,250 for a sixth-place finish. “EZ.PZ” went one place deeper, finishing in fifth for a $5,250 payout.
Four players with Union Jacks next to their alias were present and correct at the $25,000 Sunday Challenge PKO final table.
“pro_active” busted in eighth-place for $568 with Ben “xLIVEPROx” Warrington falling in seventh for $890. “usainzeus25” saw their tournament end in a fifth-place finish worth $1,074 leaving “ckb4714” to fly the British flag. Their run ended in second-place for $3,821. All four of those results include bounty payments.
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“BowieEffect” helped themselves to an $11,290 payday in the Sunday Forty Stack $400 at GGPoker. This was their reward for finishing fourth from 425-entrants.
There was also a final table appearance for Ireland’s “shinerrr” in the High Rollers PLO Bounty. The Irish star finished sixth and turned their $2,100 investment into a combined prize worth $8,635.
Another Irish player, Gary Thompson, collected $2,734 for an eighth-place finish in the Sunday Special $125, while “traiwreck82” banked $3,967 when their participation in the Sunday Main Event $200 ended in an eighth-place finish.
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Some 490 players bought into the $5,300 Main Event meaning $2,450,000 of the $5,000,000 guarantee is already collected. Jack Sinclair enjoyed his flight and bagged up 10,794,916 chips at the close of play, enough for 12th place.
Tom MacDonald (8,501,378), John Patten (5,075,096), and Conor O’Driscoll (3,953,153) were our other players among the 70 survivors.
Daniel McAulay finished Day 1A of the $530 Mini Main Event with the chip lead after amassing 19,942,197 chips by the time the curtain came down on proceedings.
Former professional footballer Steve Watts also shone brightly on Day 1A, he finished in third place with a 15,050,442 stack.
Amazingly, Tom MacDonald bagged up a top 20 stack in this event (9,720,664) after finishing Day 1A of the $5,300 Main Event in a similar position.
Others who also made it through included Chris Moorman (9,146,598), Francesca Lewis (7,976,680), Scott Margereson (7,613,624), Jonathan Clark (5,987,308), Dale Hancock (3,969,020), and Conor Beresford (3,005,294).
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