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Grafton and Chidwick Secure Sunday Titles

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Sam Grafton and Stephen Chidwick both finished their Sunday online poker tournament sessions with yet another title in the bag. Grafton's victory came at PokerStars while Chidwick was triumphant over at GGPoker.

Grafton was one of 75 entrants in the $1,050 Sunday Cooldown event at PokerStars, where he recently joined the Team Pro stable. The field was compact, but crammed full of poker's biggest names. Grafton outlasted them all.

Only 11 of the starters finished in the money places, although many more saw a slight return on their investments due to the progressive knockout structure. Grafton's fellow Brit, Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford burst the money bubble, but banked $1,625 worth of bounties before he crashed out.

"pvigar", Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos, and "tonn22" busted once the bubble burst, the latter's elimination setting the eight-handed final table.

The field thinned with each elimination, including those of Jonah "RaiseUpBlind" Silverstein and Enrico "WhaTisL0v3" Camosci. Canada's "AZNlnFiLtRaT" crashed out in third place, leaving Grafton heads-up against former WSOP Main Event champion Martin "M.nosbocaJ" Jacobson. both played secured a $7,940 payout from the main prize pool, leaving the now substantial bounties to play for.

Grafton got the job done and his hands on $11,828 worth of bounties, for a combined prize worth $19,768. Jacobson walked away with a combined $12,205 for his efforts.

$1,050 Sunday Cooldown 8-Max Turbo PKO Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeBountiesTotal prize
1Sam "SamSquid" GraftonBrazil$7,940$11,828$19,768
2Martin "M.nosbocaJ" JacobsonUnited Kingdom$7,940$4,625$12,205
3AZNlnFiLtRaTCanada$5,342$1,250$6,592
4Enrico "WhaTisL0v3" CamosciMalta$4,125$3,968$8,093
5M&M WhaleCanada$3,185$1,312$4,497
6wijkenSweden$2,459$500$2,959
7Jonah "RaiseUpBlind" SilversteinCanada$1,899$1,187$3,086
8Norweg1anB4nkNorway$1,466$250$1,716

Other Notable Results Involving British and Irish Players at PokerStars on May 9

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Chidwick Clinches PLO Bounty Title at GGPoker

Stephen Chidwick
Stephen Chidwick

The $3,150 Bounty King PLO at GGPoker had a very low turn out with only 20 entries processed. Among those 20 players were some legitimate poker superstars, making Stephen Chidwick's victory impressive.

Only three of those who bought in receive a slice of the main prize pool prize, Ami Barer being the bubble boy. Brazilian sensation Dante Fernandes was the first to cash, he collected $10,067 plus $6,375 from the bounty prize pool.

Chidwick and Ronny Kaiser battled heads-up for the title and a substantial bounty payout that weighed in heavier than the first or second-place prizes. Kaiser crashed out in second and banked $18,849 in total, leaving Chidwick to add this tournament to his ever-growing list of poker victories; the British star netted $37,233.

WSOPC High Rollers: $3,150 Bounty King PLO Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeBountiesTotal Prize
1Stephen ChidwickCanada$17,358$19,875$37,233
2Ronny KaiserLichtenstein$17,349$1,500$18,849
3Dante FernandesBrazil$10,067$6,375$16,442

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Other Notable Results Involving Players From The UK and Ireland Players at GGPoker on May 9

There was plenty of other impressive results enjoyed by out players at GGPoker, which you can see below. The results of Ireland's "UFCsDanaWit" and "Lampard10" in particular were most impressive.

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Brits Shine in the partypoker Big Games

The final tables of the trio of Big Game tournaments at partypoker were awash with players who call the United Kingdom home.

Jonathan Proudfoot finished eighth in the $2,600 High Roller Big Game and collected $8,963.

Danh Tran and Michael Skeldon navigated their way to the final table of the $530 Big Game. Skeldon could only muster a seventh place finish, which banked him $5,100. Tran, on the other hand, made it all the way to heads-up before losing out to Silvio Costa. Tran secured a $27,769 payout for his bridesmaid finish.

Finally, there were three Union Jacks at the last table of the $55 Mini Big Game. Danny Plant busted eighth for $1,281, Marios Kyriacou had to make do with the $2,507 sixth place prize, while Gem Husnu padded their bankroll with the $7,733 third place prize.

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