Aussies Online: It's a Goldmine for Kinkade

Posted at 12:14 2011-04-05

Another Monday morning has come and gone and yet again it has helped continue the prosperous times for Australian online poker players with hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money shared around the virtual felt.

With Full Tilt Poker holding its ‘Triple Guarantees Sunday’, players woke up all around the country in droves to take their shot at the juicy payouts on offer and while we wouldn’t see any elusive six-figure scores, Aussies would see success across both Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars.

Jay ‘SEABEAST’ Kinkade could be seen playing under his ‘THE_GOLDMINE’ moniker on Full Tilt Poker where he would take down a victory in the $109 1R1A 6-max event, besting a 514 strong-field to net himself a handy $30,646 in winnings. Yesterday would see Kinkade top off a handsome couple of weeks after several final tables on both PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker would add an extra $37,346 to his bankroll to help bring his fortnightly earnings to well over $65,000.

Taking advantage of the triple guarantee offered in the Full Tilt Poker Sunday Brawl yesterday was Tim ‘Weygang1’ English who made his run all the way to the final table only to fall short of moving any further after bowing out in 9th place for $19,948. In addition to yesterday’s effort, English managed a strong few days with a win and runner-up finish in Full Tilt Poker events and a win in the Party Poker Friday Special worth a combined $19,111.

Andrew ‘higher wattage’ Watson weaved his way through the 8,613 player PokerStars Sunday Million field, with his deep run coming to a halt just shy of the final table, finishing in 10th place for a $9,129 score. It was shaping up to be a good day for Aussies in the Sunday Million with ‘bitter4u’ also making a run at the Sunday Million but falling short, finishing just a few places behind Watson in 12th place for the same $9,129 score.

It was a victory in the Full Tilt Poker $100 re-buy event that saw the Aussie-at-heart Tony ‘Bond18’ Dunst ship $29,942 with the win making it Dunst’s biggest online score of 2011 so far.

Last Monday might not have had the triple guarantees offered by Full Tilt Poker this week but it didn’t stop Liam “RAWKZ’ O’Rourke from making a final table finish in the Sunday Brawl. O’Rourke would end up finishing in a gallant 6th place, turning his $240 investment into a handsome $18,638. Last week also saw Minh ‘Miksta’ Nguyen dominating the felt, with an admirable 4th place in the Sunday Second Chance on PokerStars worth $23,460.

Michael ‘m_hawk_1’ Hawkins was another player who cashed in over the last couple of weeks, with victories on Full Tilt and PokerStars worth $13,190 and $13,090 a piece, while Michael ‘WaGe N WaRz’ Faderson saw 3 final tables in as many days worth a combined $16,880. Aleks ‘Banana Thief’ Brkovic was also among those cashing in, with a $300 investment in the Full Tilt Poker $200,000 Guarantee turned into a 6th place finish and $11,342 to go with it.

With another couple of big weeks for Aussie online players in the record books there will surely be more where that came from if the Australian contingent of players has anything to do with it and with the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker around the corner there will be plenty of opportunities to ship the big money.

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Kinkade, English and Watson were just a few of the Aussies tearing it up online on another busy Monday morning grind Kinkade, English and Watson were just a few of the Aussies tearing it up online on another busy Monday morning grind

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