"CurrD" Wins 888poker Big Shot For The Second Time
British grinder "CurrD" took down the Big Shot 109 Main Event back in March when the tournament was a new addition to the 888poker schedule. Fast forward to October 10 and CurrD was again the last man standing in the $150,000 guaranteed Big Shot 109 Main Event.
Victory came after outlasting 1,437 opponents in the $109 buy-in tournament. Cards were in the air at 7:00 p.m., and it took a shade over 9.5 hours for CurrD to win all 21,570,000 chips in play. Their prize? An impressive $21,915.
CurrD was not the only British player to navigate their way to an 888poker final table this weekend. "CocMarsh" finished eighth in the $50,000 Big Shot 525 for $2,000 while "Anton1524" walked away with $7,000 for their fourth-place finish in the $2,100 buy-in Big Shot High Roller.
All three players will be full of confidence going into the upcoming XL Autumn Series.
Over at PokerStars, Patrick "thebigdog09" Brooks became a Bounty Builder Series champion. Brooks came out on top in the 81st event, the $109 NLHE 8-Max PKO, a tournament that attracted 2,493 entrants. Team PokerStars’ Irish star Fintan "easywithaces" Hand busted in 11th, but our man went all the way and turned his second $109 bullet into the title and $26,177.
Ollie "Riverbanged" Bithell was another British player in the winner’s circle at PokerStars. Bithell triumphed in the $215 Sunday Warm-Up and walked away with $7,951. He was joined on the final table by fellow Brits "jwilly1984" and "SCALDINIO" who reeled in prizes worth $1,772 and $720.
Other results involving British and Irish players included:
- johang1803 – first-place in the Bounty Builder Series 88: $109 NLHE PKO for $24,482*
- Patrick "pads1161" Leonard – third-place in the $1,050 Sunday Supersonic for $6,731
- DonGooooonLad – seventh-place in the Bounty Builder Series 83: $215 NLHE PKO for $5,115*
- Dan "NukeTheFish!" Wilson – ninth-place in the Bounty Builder Series 83: $215 NLHE PKO for $3,642*
- Dan "NukeTheFish!" Wilson – fourth-place in the $215 Bounty Builder for $2,949*
- BTM42x – second-place in the Bigger $109 for $1,545
- 4Kings_Hit – second-place in the $109 Sunday KOMania for $1,187*