Big Scores Galore For British and Irish Grinders
December 13 was a profitable one for poker tournament players who call the United Kingdom and Ireland home. There were victories and big scores at GGPoker, 888poker, PokerStars, and partypoker. Here are the best of those results.
Ireland’s “Kojaque” emerged victorious from the WSOPC Series: $300 Sunday Marathon at GGPoker. Some 981-players bought in and the Irish star outlasted them all. Victory was worth $44,635 and made all the more sweeter by the fact he locked horns with the likes of Adrian Mateos and runner-up Artur Martirosian at the final table.
That wasn’t the only five-figure score the Irish player won. They finished fifth in the Sunday Main Event and turned $200 into an additional $11,963.
Another Irish player, “Ronalauc” got their hands on an even larger prize courtesy of a third-place finish in the $1,050 buy-in GGMasters High Rollers. Third-place weighed in at $86,315, an incredible result. Shout-out to “DavidGinola” who reached the same final table, but who could only muster a ninth-place finish for $12,607.
Check out some of the superb GGPoker results below:
- PavelNedved – second-place in the WSOPC Series: $315 Bounty King Circuit for $31,849*
- AALadwa – second-place in the WSCOPC Series: $100 Sunday Kickoff for $16,491
- joga_pra_cor – third-place in the Sunday Special for $16,223
- WanYu – fifth-place in the Sunday High Rollers Six Shooter for $9,055*
- Stephen Chidwick – eighth-place in the WSOPC Series: $1,500 Sunday High Rollers for $7,676
- Stephen Chidwick – fifth-place in the High Rollers PLO Bounty for $6,308
- TheGruffalo – third-place in the WSOP Series: $150 Omaholic Main Event for $5,148
- penguy2 – sixth-place in the WSOPC Series: $126 Deepstack Bounty Turbo for $3,713*
- FreshlyBaked – eighth-place in the WSOPC Series: $800 The Closer HR for $2,971
*includes bounty payments
888poker proved to be happy hunting ground for our players, especially in the $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep. “Octopokes” emerged victoriously from this tournament and secured the $18,750 top prize. Fellow Brit “woolinator” finished second and collected $13,500.
That’s not all because two other Union Jacks were at the final table. “Boojeroo” and “GusKi14” finished seventh and eighth and banked $3,250 and $2,250 respectively.
There was a similar story in the $25,000 Sunday Challenge PKO. Ireland’s “THEKIDM8” finished in second place and won a combined $3,485. The UK’s Charlie “chazcombes” Combes busted in sixth and won $626 with “shadow147” scooping $681 for their demise in eighth.
Across to PokerStars now where “ezynow99” came out on top of a 1,302-strong field in the $215 Bounty Builder. It was a fantastic result not least because they walked away with $33,708 for their troubles. They defeated Ireland’s Marc “14alonso14” MacDonnell heads-up to resign him to a $20,353 consolation prize.
“Kashmir_uzi” also became a champion at PokerStars courtesy of winning the $215 Fat Sunday 8-Max Turbo. Victory awarded a $13,271 prize.
Some of the other results of note at PokerStars included:
- Doougii – first-place in the $22 Mini Sunday Million for $21,260
- bazlow14 – third-place in the $55 Mini Bounty Builder for $18,997*
- Seb1066 – second-place in the $44 Bounty Builder for $13,654*
- choo choo 69 – second-place in the $1,050 Sunday Cooldown PKO for $11,795*
- Matthew “mattybenn” Benn – second-place in the Hotter $109 for $8,083
- Tom “Jabracada” Hall – fourth-place in the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $7,813
- Dan “NukeTheFish!” Wilson – fifth-place in the $215 Sunday Warm-Up for $5,861
- Bradley “mrbradleyy” Harwood – second-place in the Bigger $109 for $5,608
- liammaccy – third-place in the Hotter $215 for $4,638*
- Simon “simon1471” Higgins – eighth-place in the $1,050 Sunday Cooldown PKO for $3,604*
*includes bounty payments
Finally, wrapping up this article, are the results from partypoker.
The biggest came in The Big Game where Sam Grafton finished fourth for $14,928. Kasim Oz joined Grafton at the final table but fell in ninth and had to settle for a $3,755 prize.
The other results stemmed from Irish Poker Masters tournaments. Four of our players finished in the top eight of the €265 buy-in IPM #18 6-Max Hyper. Patrick Leonard finished eighth for €1,192, leaving three of our heroes at the final table.
Marc MacDonnell busted in sixth for €1,804, George McDonald collected €2,291 for his fifth-place finish, while Tom Hall turned his investment into €3,161 when his tournament ended abruptly in fourth-place.
The IPM #17 Mini Omaha High Roller saw Owen Shiels finish sixth for an €881 prize, but Ireland’s Weijie Zheng went two places deeper and padded his bankroll with €1,562.