It seems that every single week the biggest tournament score for an Australian online grinder is being done on the felt over at PokerStars. Well, not this week.
Early on Monday morning, grinders from all around the country woke up and registered for the plethora of Sunday Major tournaments which are on offer across all the major sites. The $100,000 Sunday Challenge is the biggest weekly tournament at 888 Poker and while some time ago a tournament like this may have featured overlay, 888 Poker has seen remarkable growth and their Sunday tournament is quickly becoming one of the most popular events for the Monday morning Aussie grind. It will be even more popular now for Jay ‘SEABEAST’ Kinkade, as he managed to add the tournament to the long list of his triumphs.
There were 953 players who ponied up the $82+$8 entry fee for the Sunday Challenge and it took almost twelve hours but eventually Kinkade would prove too strong as he took down the event under his screen name TinyPinder.
The win saw $23,970 added to the more than $2.5 million in tournament earnings in which Kinkade has amassed.
888 Poker $100K Sunday Challenge
1st place: Jay ‘TinyPinder’ Kinkade - $23,970
2nd place: AKLEEMA - $15,580
3rd place: B0C7H1J1R1S3 - $9,702
4th place: cookstahorse - $6,848
5th place: StarOfDk - $5,707
6th place: miha30 - $4,565
7th place: stonetoken - $3,424
8th place: PAIZA.Br - $2,282
9th place: lyly.g - $1,712
The success on 888 Poker wasn’t the only score for Kinkade as he also managed to add another $7,973 for a 4th place finish in the PokerStars $215 Rebuy event.
Of course, Kinkade wasn’t the only local player dominating the felt with Matt ‘mjw006’ Wakeman, Benn ‘risk2Dupside’ Skender and Kris ‘ibluffheaps’ Cunz also managing handy scores on their respective morning grind.
Wakeman would have to contend with a giant field in the $215 Turbo event on PokerStars as the $25,000 guarantee was well and truly smashed. By the end of the tournament Wakeman had disposed of all his opponents as he took away $25,312 for his effort.
A 3rd place in a $55 Rebuys event on PokerStars would be the biggest score for Skender on Monday as he added another $12,720 to his massive lifetime winnings.
It would be over on PokerStars in the $22 1R1A event in which Cunz would prove too good as he saw $15,156 added to his account after taking down the event in fine fashion.
Brad ‘BaZa88’ Bower ensured that there would be another score outside of PokerStars as he took to the felt in the Party Poker High Roller event. The $100,000 guarantee in that event was easily met and Bower went on to manage a solid 7th place finish which awarded him $7,500.
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