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Shaun Conroy Crown partypoker Grand Champion

Shaun Conroy

Ireland’s Shaun Conroy had a Sunday to remember after he took down the $1,050 The Grand tournament online at partypoker.

The Grand is a phased event where players can start their quest for glory from only $2.20. However, many of the game’s top stars choose to buy into the final on Sunday for $1,050 in an attempt to secure some of the $200,000 guaranteed prize pool.

This weekend’s Grand had a $208,538 prize pool and Conroy claimed $42,212 of that princely sum. The payout list read like a who’s who of the online poker world. Recent addition to the Team partypoker group Yuri Dzivielevski was the first player to cash, his 34th place finish returning a $2,014 score.

Daniel Smyth, Timothy Adams, Damian Salas, Samuel Vousden, Niklas Astedt, and Team partypoker’s former champion boxer Carl Froch also cashed, the latter getting knocked out in 11th for $3,877.

The final table was a star-studded affair, but the waters grew less shark-infested with each elimination.

Guillaume Nolet was the first to bow out. Radek Jantos, Sergio Mediavilla De Pedro, Jerry Wong and former MILLIONS Online champion Jon Van Fleet joined Nolet on the sidelines.

Brazilian star Bruno Volkmann ran out of luck in fourth, a finish worth $13,855. Danish pro Steen Svare Hansen finished in third for $20,617, which left Conroy heads-up against another former MILLIONS Online champion in Benjamin Chalot. Neither player struck a deal, resulting in a $42,212 prize wining its way to Controy’s partypoker account when he sent Chalot to the showers; Chalot collected $29,847 for his runner-up finish.

The $1,050 Grand Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Shaun ConroyIreland$42,212
2Benjamin ChalotHungary$29,847 
3Steen Svare HansenDenmark$20,617
4Bruno VolkmannBrazil$13,855
5Jon Van FleetCanada$10,191
6Jerry WongCanada$8,242
7Sergio Mediavilla De PedroEstonia$6,776
8Radek JantosCzech Republic$5,641
9Guillaume NoletCanada$4,726

Near Misses at 888poker

It was not only at partypoker where our players won big because there were a trio of our players at final tables of 888poker’s biggest tournaments.

"boxyfox" came close to winning the $150,000 Big Shot 109 Main Event but ultimately had to make do with a fourth-place finish worth $8,655.

We had two finalists in the $50,000 Big Shot 525, too. "Tedson89" busted in sith for $2,625 while "42clubs" of Ireland crashed out in third for a $6,600 addition to their bankroll.

Jamie O’Connor Wins the PokerStars $215 Bounty Builder

Leeds’ Jamie "Ship It 2010" O’Connor came out on top of a 516-strong field in the $215 Bounty Builder over at PokerStars. O’Connor had to contend with some superb players as the tournament approached the final table, not least Team PokerStars Pro Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis, who fell in 14th for $707, Oleg "Fukuruku" Vasylchenko (13th - $970), and Peter "Belabasci" Traply (11th - $896).

O’Connor eventually found himself heads-up against "offQbert45" of Brazil. Both players locked in almost $8,000 from the main prize pool, so locked horns for the largest bounty prize of the tournament. The one-on-one battle went O’Connor’s way and he walked away with a combined prize of $14,689, resigning his Brazilian foe to an $11,624 consolation prize.

$215 Bounty Builder Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryBountiesPrizeTotal prize
1Jamie "Ship It 2010" O’ConnorUnited Kingdom$6,711$7,978$14,689
2offQbert45Brazil$3,647$7,977$11,624
3diego_1901Peru$1,939$5,025$6,964
4glu77psRomania$806$3,720$4,526
5Marto115Bulgaria$1,415$2,754$4,168
6waterboy1921Germany$2,666$2,039$4,705
7b33rplzDenmark$75$1,509$1,584
8Davi "DaviMMaker" ColaBrazil$918$1,117$2,035
9CRVGRiguettiBrazil$1,704$906$2,610

Other British and Irish stars who padded their PokerStars bankrolls on September 19 included:

"The Predator!" Hunts Down Bounty Hunters Special

Over to GGPoker now where "The Predator!" came out on top of the $126 Bounty Hunters Sunday Special, outlasting 1,029 opponents to scoop a $15,119 prize. The Predator!" was joined at the final table by fellow Union Jack-sporting player "sabor_de_mar" who ducked out in third place for a $5,383 payday.

Scott Margereson came close to winning the $525 Bounty Hunters High Roller Encore, but had to make do with a second-place finish. Margereson’s GGPoker account now has $12,531 more in it than before Sunday.

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