partypoker runs a trio of Big Game tournaments every Sunday. There is a $2,600 High Roller Big Game, $530 Big Game, and a $55 Mini Big Game. Players calling the United Kingdom home shone brightly in these three events on January 10 with an outright victory, runner-up finish, and final table appearance.
Tommy Deane took down the $55 Mini Big Game which saw 2,337 players buy-in. Deane emerged victorious with a $12,538 score in tow. This could have been larger but Deane was part of a three-way deal before marching onto victory.
Two other British stars navigated their way to Deane’s final table. Stuart McCormack and Jason Williams crashed out in eighth and seventh-place for prizes worth $1,698 and $2,143.
There was a near-miss in the $530 Big Game that saw 444 players create a guarantee-busting $221,050 prize pool. Tyler Goatcher almost came out on top but ultimately had to make do with a runner-up finish worth $27,383.
It was a similar story in the $2,600 High Roller Big Game where Conor Beresford and Stephen Chidwick reached a star-studded final table. Chidwick’s tournament ended in a fifth place finish worth $19,868 while Beresford went one place deeper, his fourth-place resulting in a $26,898 addition to his bankroll.
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Gavin Cochrane showed his pot-limit Omaha prowess in the GGPoker WSOPC High Rollers: $2,500 Blade PLO. Cochrane fell in fourth place and turned his initial investment into $15,529.
“Arwizzz” also reached a final table at GGPoker. They were one of 1,340 entrants in the WSOPC Series: $126 Deepstack Bounty Turbo, a finish that came with a $3,783 prize when bounties were taking into consideration.
The WSOPC Series: $315 Bounty King Circuit was an event that had a Union Jack displayed at the final table. It wasn’t there for long, however, because “Sea View” was the first player out of the door. Their demise in ninth place was worth $6,099 thanks to almost $3,200 worth of bounty payments.
Having collected almost $20,000 for his final table appearance in the partypoker High Roller Big Game, Stephen Chidwick helped himself to $26,482 as part of a heads-up deal with Finland’s Joni Jouhkimainen in the High Rollers Sunday PLO Main Event. Chidwick crashed out in second place, narrowly missing out on yet another major title.
Irish grinder “drunkbaby” kept sober enough to finish ninth in the GGMasters $150. They can purchase plenty of booze with the $6,731 they collected from that event.
Lastly, for the GGPoker round-up, is the third-place finish in the WSOPC Series: $400 Sunday Forty Stack for “sharKKJito”. This impressive result saw a prize weighing in at $19,744 winging its way to their poker account.
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PokerStars proved to be a happy hunting ground for our players, “MR-T2411” in particular enjoying themselves at the tables. Mr-T2411 finished third in the $109 NLHE 8-Max Blowout Series 54-L for a cool $40,849, dwarfing the $9,909 Ireland’s “purrrt” collected for their seventh-place exit.
Tyler “wonderboy222” Goatcher found himself at another final table, this time that of the $1,050 NLHE 8-Max Blowout Series 54-M event. Goatcher ran out of steam in sixth-place and scooped $19,052.
These are some of the other juicy prizes won by players calling the United Kingdom and Ireland home at PokerStars on January 10.
- “LeROYal 09” – fifth-place in the Blowout Series 56-H: $530 NLHE 8-Max Turbo for $16,684*
- Andy “wiisssppppaa” Taylor – fifth-place in the Blowout Series 53-M: $215 NLHE 6-max for $13,061
- Luke “Bit2Easy” Reeves – sixth-place in the Blowout Series 52-H: $530 NLHE for $12,006*
- “3betwizkid” – first-place in the Hotter $109 PKO for $7,340*
- “sakodadi_14” – first-place in the Bigger $109 for $6,760
- “DuTTiFruTTi9” – fifth-place in the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $5,736
- “Phemo” – sixth-place in the $215 Bounty Builder for $5,236*
- “Kashmir_uzi” – fourth-place in the $215 Fat Sunday for $4,002
- “chtrumfeinz” – seventh-place in the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $3,264
- Harry “Iamapoopie” Lodge – seventh-place in the Hotter $109 for $1,396
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