Scott Margereson Helps Himself to a $76.5K Score
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Scott Margereson came agonisingly close to taking down a GG Spring Festival event at GGPoker on April 4, although he did come away with $76,535 for his efforts.
Margereson was one of 525 entrants in the H-02: $1,500 Marathon event, a tournament that saw $748,125 paid out despite the guarantee being set at $500,000. Seventy-one players received a slice of the prize pool with a min-cash weighing in at $2,936. This payout increased to $13,610 by the time only the final table of nine remained.
Two of our players reached the final table. Patrick Leonard ran out of steam in sixth-place, turning his second bullet into $32,274, leaving Margereson as our sole representative. Margereson busted in third-place and secured a $76,535 prize, narrowly missing out on a six-figure haul.
GG Spring Festival H-20: $1,500 Sunday Marathon Final Table Results
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Other Notable GGPoker Scores
- Highjinx - tenth-place in the M-03: $525 Bounty Hunters Main Event for $10,807*
- Dripbayless - sixth-place in the M-07: $525 PLO-NL Bounty for $4,984*
- Icecold_thug - sixth-place in the M-08: $210 Sunday Heater Bounty Turbo for $4,666*
- Vince Cavailles - eighth-place in the $840 Sunday High Rollers Bounty Special for $4,595*
- Gavin Cochrane - seventh-place in the $840 High Rollers Deepstack PLO-NL for $2,311
- UFCsDanaWit - seventh-place in the $126 Bounty Hunters Special for $1,436*
*includes bounty payments
Four 888poker Final Tables For British Players
"silverfox985" navigated their way to a fourth-place finish in the $150,000 Big Shot 109 Main Event, a result that saw $8,655 added to their coffers.
Two of our players reached the final table of the $25,000 Sunday Big Shot 55. "wacko90" and Grant "Nev3rBluff5" Kinnear finished fourth and third and walked away with prizes of $1,779 and $2,436 respectively,
Only one British grinder, "d5t6y7" made it through to the final nine of the $25,000 Sunday Big Shot 33. They fell in fourth place to turn their $33 into a $1,682 prize.
Finally, for 888poker, we have a trio of finalists in the $20,000 Sunday Big Shot 22. "Ash96saunder" finished ninth for $303 with "chanacing" crashing out in seventh for $525. "Peanuts26" went the deepest but could only muster a fifth-place finish worth $934.
Grafton Reaches Final Table of the partypoker Big Game
Sam Grafton reached the final table of the $530 Big Game at partypoker but missed out on a five-figure score and the glory of becoming the tournament's champion. Grafton was one of three Brits at the final table of the $200,000 guaranteed tournament. His run ended in a fifth place finish worth $9,440.
Earlier at that final table, Aaron Dyson busted in ninth for $3,300 with Andrew Hedley being eliminated in eighth-place for $3,880.
Stephen Chidwick, who won a high roller event at GGPoker last weekend, locked up another five-figure prize this weekend courtesy of a deep run in the $5,200 Sunday High Roller. Chidwick finished seventh from 56 entrants and walked away with $13,446.
Some of the other partypoker results included:
- Christopher Walker - second-place in the €1,050 Omaha High Roller for €20,069
- Simon Higgins - tenth-place in the $2,600 High Roller Big Game for $7,500
- John O'Boyle - third-place in the €265 6-Max Hyper for €3,990
- Robert Lindberg - eighth-place in the €1,050 Omaha High Roller for €3,716
- Cormac O'Neill - tenth-place in the €530 JP Masters for €3,052*
- David Yip - seventh-place in the $55 Mini Big Game for $1,847
- Lee Pentecost - eighth-place in the $55 Mini Big Game for $1,372
*includes bounty payments
Two-Day SCOOP Events Take Centre Stage at PokerStars
The $100 million guaranteed Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) kicked off at PokerStars this weekend and too centre stages, as you can imagine. The biggest, richest events all progressed to their respective Day 2s, but a handful were done and dusted in a day. Plus there were some of PokerStars' usual Sunday majors running.
Max "goodeh99" Silver came close to becoming a SCOOP champion in the $2,100 7-Max Turbo PKO Freezeout, but ultimately fell in fourth place. Silver won $12,810 plus $9,187 worth of bounties for a combined prize of $21,997; not bad for someone who retired from the game!
The $109 Bounty Builder drew in 2,765 entrants, and one of our own almost took it down. "jakeyboi1991" made it all the way to heads-up, but fell at the final hurdle and had to make do with a $23,126 consolation prize. Ireland's Kamal "KumoZing" Singh reached the same final table, falling in eighth for $4,071.
Some of the other PokerStars results involving our players included:
- Jonathan "Proudflop" Proudfoot - fourth-place in the $530 Sunday Marathon for $5,810
- James "RUNITSRANN" Rann - third-place in the Hotter $109 for $2,687
- Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford - fifth-place in the $530 Sunday marathon for $2,513