Brits Galore at 888poker’s Sunday Major Final Tables
June 13 was a relatively quiet day for British online poker grinders, probably because they chose to watch England’s 1-0 victory over Croatia in the European Championships instead of getting their grind on. There were, however, a handful of impressive results enjoyed by our players, not least at 888poker.
The $150,000 Big Shot 109 Main Event is a relatively new addition to 888poker’s Sunday schedule. It is a popular event but one that has struggled to reach its $150,000 guarantee. This week’s edition drew in 1,108 entrants in total, leaving 888poker with a $39,200 overlay, not that the players minded.
Three British grinders navigated their way to the Big Shot 109 Main Event final table. “Marrrco17” came unstuck in seventh place to scoop $3,585. “Steve00085” went one place deeper, a finish worth $4,770.
The third and final Brit was “notaboutlove,” who bowed out in fourth for $8,655. The remaining three players stuck a deal shortly after notaboutlove’s exit, winning prizes worth from $13,971 to $19,311.
Two of our heroes made it to the final table of the $50,000 Big Shot 525, a tournament that drew in a crowd of 94 players this week.
“Tedson89” was the first finalist out of door; they collected $1,275. The other eventually fell in fourth, “danmoran1” for $4,275. 888poker ambassador Dominik “888Dominik” Nitsche won the tournament and its $13,775 first place prize.
Jack Hardcastle was another of our players who reached a major final table over the weekend. Hardcastle was one of 256 players in the brand new The Grind, a $1,050 buy-in affair with a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Hardcastle eventually fell in sixth place, and won $9,669, narrowly missing out on yet another five-figure prize. The popular youngster has helped himself to some huge prizes during the past 12 months, not least the $447,859 top prize of the WPT Montreal Online Main Event at partypoker at the start of 2021.
Over at PokerStars, “dx2celt” won the $109 Omania tournament for a $2,188 addition to their bankroll. A much more substantial $8,272 went to Ireland’s “connollyAdi” after they finished second in the $215 Bounty Builder, that prize includes bounty payments of $356.
It was at GGPoker where our players locked up their largest score, which has been the case recently. Ireland’s “Divenire” walked away with the biggest of these prizes, namely $26,823. This was the Irishman’s reward for a runner-up finish in the $105 Omaholic Bounty Half MILLION$ event. The UK’s Tal Noach finished seventh in the same tournament for a $7,943 addition to his bankroll.
Some of the other GGPoker results involving our players included:
- CrystalBoy – fifth-place in the $105 Bounty MILLION$ for $19,728*
- Gavin Cochrane – seventh-place in the Event #26: Omaholic High Roller $5,250 for $14,777
- TheUnknownicon – ninth-place in the $150 GGMasters for $5,811
- Alex "FutureofMe" Kulev – fourth-place in the $210 Bounty Hunters Sunday Special for $3,866*
- Jesse "sabor_de_mar" Wigan – sixth-place in the $105 Bounty Hunters Sunday Special for $2,616*