Jack Salter Helps Himself to a Six-Figure Sunday Score
GGPoker proved, once again, to be a happy hunting ground for poker players who call the United Kingdom and Ireland home. Jack Salter, in particular, enjoyed his Sunday session at GGPoker thanks to scooping $117,435.
Salter missed out on glory in the High Rollers MILLION$ but he did navigate his way to a third-place finish which was worth a cool $117,435. The final two players struck a deal shortly after Salter busted, a deal that saw them share $365,000. “valterzao” officially finished in second-place and won $181,615 with “ccwtgnkq” being crowned champion, an accolade that came with $183,822.
Michael Zhang returned to action with a trio of final table appearances at GGPoker. Zhang finished second in the $2,625 High Rollers Blade Prime and won $50,395 after a heads-up deal with David Peters.
Zhang also finished fifth in the GGMasters High Rollers to turn his $1,050 into $44,709 before he helped himself to the $21,195 fourth-place prize of the $2,625 High Rollers Blade Opener.
Some of the other GGPoker results involving our players included:
- “ggmbn” – first-place in the Bounty Hunters HR Main Event $525 for $89,837*
- Ludovic “Gr4vyB04t” Geilich – second-place in the High Rollers Blade Bounty King PLO $3,150 for $16,518*
- Ludovic “Gr4vyB04t” Gelich – third-place in the High Rollers Blade PLO $2,625 for $14,749
- “danger_reed” – ninth-place in the Global MILLION$ for $11,271
- Gavin Cochrane – fifth-place in the High Rollers Blade PLO $2,625 for $8,294
- Stephen Chidwick – ninth-place in the High Rollers Blade Closer $2,625 for $6,095
Three of our players reached the final table of the 888poker $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep. A bumper crowd of 1,146 players turned out to ensure the guarantee was surpassed by $14,600.
Ben “DoobieFish” Kett reached the final table but his time there was short-lived because he was the ninth-place finisher. This finish awarded $1,432. Fellow Brit “Callxm” progressed deeper, eventually running out of steam in third place and banking $11,116. One of our own, “Brounoc”, went all the way and took the tournament down for $20,628.
There was a near-miss in the $30,000 Sunday Challenge PKO event. “Wez1y” fell at the final hurdle and finished in second-place for a combined prize worth $4,658 with bounties included.
Over at partypoker, the $530 buy-in Big Game had a Union Jack at the top of the payout listings. Keith Hoang topped a field of 462 to turn his initial investment into an impressive $40,191.
Sarah Caffrey and Andrew Freeman narrowly missed out on some time on the final table when they crashed out in 13th and 14th for prizes worth $2,481.
There were three of our players among the final nine players in the $55 buy-in Mini Big Game. Kieran Davey busted in seventh for $2,339 before Charlie Combes’ tournament ended in sixth-place for $3,025. Ireland’s Wayne McGuinness went the deepest, falling in fifth-place for a $3,971 addition to his bankroll.
Brandon “Tyrion2205” Sheils was one of our biggest winners at PokerStars courtesy of triumphing in the $215 Bounty Builder. Sheils outlasted 1,164-opponents on his way to victory, including Ronan “Sw33ney” Sweeney whose tournament ended in a fifth-place finish worth $7,494. Sheils scooped $29,641 and the title of champion
Jonathan “Proudflop” Proudfoot secured a title of his own, winning the $530 Sunday Marathon. Proudfoot won $8,373 after a heads-up deal with runner-up “sidiney505” banking $2,967.
Some of the other PokerStars results involving our players included:
- “DubbCitySauce” – second-place in the Hotter $215 for $8,010*
- “Fear1sWisdom” – fifth-place in the $109 Sunday Cooldown for $6,724*
- “elnavas1” – fifth-place in the $215 Bounty Builder for $6,293*
- “mickyb88” – eighth-place in the $109 Bounty Builder for $4,757*
- Gareth “Garr115” McMahon – first-place in the $109 Omania for $2,939
- “Treddan” – fourth-place in the $215 NLO8 Sunday Supersonic for $2,120
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