January 19 2021
The third Sunday of 2021 was another big day for online poker tournament grinders who call the United Kingdom and Ireland home. Several of our players got their hands on large prizes, with nobody winning more than “lazyeyed”.
lazyeyed was one of 9,939 entrants in the GGPoker Global MILLION$ and they managed to outlast almost all of them. They already locked up more than $12,000 by reaching the final table but they weren’t content with that; lazyeyed wanted more.
And more they received because they were part of a three-handed deal before crashing out in third-place. This resulted in a massive $95,025 score heading their way.
Global MILLION$ Final Table Results
4Daniel “GiveUp1905” SaugspierGermany$52,167
5Dorel “DorelEl” EldabachIsrael$39,120
*reflects a three-way deal
Hardcastle Can’t Stop Reaching Final Tables
Jack Hardcastle signed 2020 off in style with a $270,763 score in the PokerStars Blowout Series and has continued his form into 2021. Hardcastle was going great guns in the $150 GGMasters tournament, which attracted 4,437 players this week, until he fell by the wayside in fifth-place. This saw a $21,478 score added to the ever-growing list of solid Hardcastle results.
GGMasters $150 Final Table Results
1Sergei “Futti18” KoliakovMoldova$67,927
5Jack “TheMeatlover” HardcastleUnited Kingdom$21,478
8Jordan “PiePie” CristosUnited Kingdom$9,057
Check out some of these prizes awarded to our players at GGPoker this weekend:
diceytriple – third-place in the Bounty Hunters HR Main Event $525 for $42,756*Stephen Chidwick – second-place in the High Rollers SUnday Blade Opener $5,250 for $42,340Greek01 – eighth-place in the High Roller MILLION$ for $33,302Ludovic “Gr4vyB04t” Geilich – first-place in the High Rollers Blade PLO $2,625 for $22,750Greek01 – first-place in the Bounty Hunters Sunday Special $105 for $22,525Pluto The Doggo – seventh-place in the High Rollers Blade Mulligan $2,650 for $11,092Patrick Leonard – 11th place in the Bounty Hunters HR Main Event $525 for $10,350*Pluto The Doggo – sixth-place in the High Rollers Balde Opener $2,625 for $9,580kid1591 – third-place in the Bounty Hunters Sunday Special $105 for $3,802*Scott Margerson – eighth-place in the Sunday High Rollers FAST $525 for $1,907
*includes bounty payments
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Close But No Cigar at 888poker
There were a pair of near-misses for two of our players over at 888poker. Richard “ChipsFool” Hoadley fell at the final hurdle in the $30,000 Sunday Challenge PKO event. His runner-up finish saw his $109 investment mature into a $3,480 score with bounties includes.
A similar result went the way of “Ramiromeeks” who finished third from 1,024 entrants in the $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep. Third-place weighed in at $9,984 which is certainly a healthy return on a $109 buy-in.
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Big Scores in the Big Game
The final table of the $530 buy-in partypoker Big Game had three British players seated at it. Sadly, none of them could quite get the job done as Team partypoker’s Day Kotoviezy walked away with the title and the near $40,000 top prize.
The best any of our trio could manage was a second-place finish worth $27,222. This went to Paresh Doshi who outlasted fellow Brit Keith Hoang by one place; Hoang collected $18,884 for their exit in third.
Kevin Parkes was the other Union Jack at this final table. His tournament ended abruptly in eighth place, a finish that saw $4,563 wing its way to his partypoker account.
Stephen Chidwick navigated his way to the final table of the $2,600 buy-in High Roller Big Game but his time there was short-lived. Chidwick crashed out in seventh place for a $12,326 addition to his bankroll. David Peters took down this event and scooped $75,000 after a heads-up deal with Mike Watson.
Two of our players finished Day 1A of the $2 million guaranteed WPT Montreal Main Event with decent stacks. Some 482 players bought in and the flight ended with 72 players punching their Day 2 tickets.
Chris Moorman bagged up 2,306,669 chips at the close of play, enough for 12th place. Peter McKiernan ended his flight with 3,225,898 which placed him fifth in chips, a great start and one that gives him every chance of going very deep in this $3,200 buy-in tournament.
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Cowen Shines in the Blowout Series
PokerStars proved to be a happy hunting ground for Rob “robc1978” Cowen. First, he finished seventh in the Blowout Series 83-H: $1,050 PLO 6-Max event and bagged $9,870 then he finished second in the Blowout Series 84-H: $215 NLHE 8-Max Turbo PKO for a combined $46,575. Fellow Brit Stephen “woody1234321” Woodhead finished fifth in the latter of the two tournaments and reeled in a $14,981 score.
Some of the other notable results from PokerStars on January 18 included:
Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford – second-place in the $1,050 Sunday High Roller for $49,078Kasmir_uzi – first-place in the $1,050 Sunday Cooldown for $28,468*GET IN IN !! – first-place in the Blowout Series 83-M: $109 PLO 6-Max for $23,147AdoptAMonkey – sixth-place in the $1,050 Sunday High Roller for $14,761asapud – first-place in the $109 Sunday Starter for $5,748Agocer – fourth-place in the Hotter $109 for $4,068Andy “BowieEffect” Wilson – third-place in the Bigger $109 for $3,857
*includes bounty payments
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