British Online Grinders Enjoy a Super Sunday
Sunday 31 July was a great day to have a Union Jack next to your alias in the online poker world. Not only did the England ladies win the European Championships, ending a 56-year trophy drought for English football fans, but several British online grinders padded their bankrolls with bankroll-boosting scores.
The PokerStars MicroMillions High Roller may have had an affordable buy-in of $55, but it still generated a $327,300 prize pool when 6,546 players turned out to support it. The last player standing and, therefore, recipient of $46,507 was the United Kingdom's "deanlogue," the winner of the largest prize of the bust 2022 PokerStars Sunday MicroMillions schedule.
Brits almost enjoyed a MicroMillions High Roller/Main Event double, but "jimpot139" had to make do with a second-place finish in the Main Event. "jimpot139" outlasted more than 27,500 opponents but fell at the final hurdle to turn their $22 into $26,454.
Also at PokerStars, the following players finished July 31 with sizeable prizes in their accounts.
- demondoink – second-place in the $109 Sunday Warm-Up for $14,202
- Jagz7 – fifth-place in the $109 Sunday Warm-Up for $5,144
- Toneyyyyyy – second-place in the MicroMillions 205: $5.50 NLHE 8-Max PKO for $4,084*
- tslugzz – sixth-place in the $109 Sunday Warm-Up for $3,667
- Rhoshampyro – first-place in the Hotter $109 for $3,653*
- PokerDave476 – third-place in the Hotter $44 for $1,244
- ChipsFool – first-place in the Bigger $55 for $927
- gambitd686 – first-place in the Bigger $27 for $916
- Min-raiseFTW – second-place in the Bigger $27 for $683
Over at 888poker, "TedCooper" reached the final table of the $525 buy-in High Roller Finale, part of The Festival Online. Unfortunately, he finished could not progress deeper than seventh for $2,006.
"mad_house_19" not only reached the final table of the $40,000 POK Triple Threat 55 but emerged victoriously for a $6,452 score, including bounties. Fellow Brit "debigbanana" finished sixth for $1,551, while Ireland's "MIKEPOSTLE" crashed out in eighth for $606.
There were even some solid results at GGPoker where "ross234" finished third in the €315 GGMaster Bounty Battle of Malta Online Edition for €20,404, with "BigSugar55" helping themselves to the €3,901 fifth-place prize of the Omaholic Crusaders Bounty Quest event.
"KurisuKyouma" won the $525 Sunday Omaholic Bounty HR for $11,167, with Ronan "Kakonkote" Sweeney finishing fifth in the $525 High Rollers Sunday Wrap-Up for $4,736, a tournament that Patrick "chrisbenoit" Brooks won for $14,590.