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Stephen Chidwick Enjoys yet Another Super Sunday

Stephen Chidwick

Stephen Chidwick is better known for his live poker skills having won almost $35 million from live poker tournaments. Chidwick cut his teeth, like many, in the online poker world and he’s still most definiely a force to be reckoned with at the virtual felt.

Chidwick got his hands on another $93,626 this weekend when he outlasted 48 opponents in the High Rollers Blade Closer $5,250 at GGPoker. Only the final six players received a slice of the $245,000 prize pool and it was Chidwick who locked up the biggest chunk.

Sam Greenwood’s sixth-place finish was the first to award prize money, namely $11,717. George Wolff ($17,445), Francois Billard ($25.972), and Adrian Mateos followed greenwood to the rail.

Those exits left Chidwick and “allin donk” of Canada to fight it out one-on-one for the title and the lion’s share of the prize pool. Chidwick finished his last remaining opponent and banked the $93,626 top prize, leaving allin donk to collect $57,570.

The British star also finished sixth in the High Rollers Blade Mulligan $5,250 and scooped $23,699, while his 11th place exit in the Sunday High Rollers $1,500 saw another $5,386 head to his account.

Some of the other notable GGPoker results on December 6 included:

  • “AliSmith” – ninth-place in the GGMasters High Rollers $1,050 for $12,834
  • “DonDanbury” – fourth-place in the Sunday Special $125 for $12,306
  • “TopRegUK” – tenth-place in the GGMasters High Rollers $1,050 for $9,313
  • “trotmant” – fourth-place in the Bounty Hunters Sunday Special $105 for $7,860*
  • “FreshlyBaked” – fifth-place in the Bounty Hunters High Roller $525 for $7,696*
  • “WanYu” – second-place in the High Rollers FAST $525 for $6,525
  • “WanYy” – eighth-place in the High Rollers Main Event $1,050 for $6,367
  • “shkoder1990” – second-place in the Bounty Hunters Speed Racer $210 for $6,002*
  • “Fireburns” – eighth-place in the High Rollers Supersonic Bounty $525 for $1,651*
  • chinatown1” – fifth-place in the Bounty Hunters Six Shooter $126 for $951*

*includes bounty payments

Irish Poker Masters Kicks Off at partypoker

Over at partypoker, the Irish Poker Masters got off to a flying start, crowning several champions and the €1 million guaranteed Main Event kicking off.

Adam York narrowly missed out on winning the €55 IPM #05 Mini Omaha High Roller, falling in third-place for a €1,495 score.

There were deep runs for a trio of our heroes in the €265 IMP #06 6-Max Hyper, too. Jack Reape finished in 11th place with Matthew Eardley progressing one place deeper. Both those players netted €971. Oliver White finished in ninth for €1,205 and was the last standing British grinder in the field.

Kieran Davey turned his €162 investment into €1,264 by finishing sixth in the IPM #03 6-Max Turbo, while Roberto Romanello also finished sixth but in the €530 IPM #05 Omaha High Roller. Romanello walked away with €2,608 to show for his efforts.

Day 1A of the €1 million guaranteed Irish Poker Masters Main Event saw 671 players buy-in, meaning two-thirds of the guarantee’s prize money has already been collected. Team partypoker’s Ludovic Geilich shone brightly on the first of the two flights, bagging up 3,610,000 chips which were enough for fourth place on the leaderboard.

Leonard Takes Down a PokerStars High Roller

PokerStars proved to be a happy hunting ground for British and Irish players, too. One player in particular, Patrick “pads1161” Leonard became a champion there on December 6.

Leonard came out on top in the $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up, an eight-handed high roller event that drew in a field of 84. He eventually found himself heads-up against Bert “girafganger7” Stevens and managed to get the job done, meaning his $1,050 initial investment was now worth $20,073.

These are just some of the highlights from PokerStars this weekend:

  • “BenArfaa10” – first-place in the $215 Bounty Builder for $30,832*
  • “DickTongue” – first-place in the $33 Bounty Builder for $15,317*
  • Stephen “woody1234321” Woodhead – third-place in the $215 Bounty Builder for $14,097*
  • Sam “SamSquid” Grafton – third-place finish in the $215 Fat Sunday for $8,717
  • “wot lad?” - second-place in the $22 Double Deuce for $8,455
  • “liammaccy” – fifth-place in the $215 Bounty Builder for $7,939*
  • Rob “robtinnion” Tinnion – second-place in the $109 Sunday Starter for $3,550
  • “4Kings_Hit” – second-place in the $109 Sunday KOmania for $1,696*
  • “DaHeathy” – fifth-place in the $109 Sunday Starter for $1,433

*includes bounty payments

Near Misses For Birts at 888poker

Finally, across to 888poker where two Union Jacks were spotted at the final tables of the $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep and the $25,000 Sunday Challenge PKO.

“Hustlejg” finished eighth in the $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep and won $2,250 for their $109 buy-in. “Corky3991” almost took this event down but ultimately had to make do with the $13,500 consolation prize.

“Osully7878” finished fifth in the $25,000 Sunday Challenge PKO for $1,178 including bounties. “sumpfin” finished second for a combined prize worth $3,180.


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