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UK PokerNews Roundup: James Dempsey Leads Event #6 $1500 Pot Limit Hold'em, 2nd and 3rd for Channing and Rutter, and more

James Dempsey

Flushy On Top in Event #9 $1500 Pot Limit Hold’em

JP Kelly was not able to defend his bracelet from last year for long but another UK talent has stepped up to the plate in the $1500 Pot Limit Hold’em. James ‘Flushy’ Dempsey of Blondepoker fame had an absolute corker of a day 1 and amassed a monster chip lead going into day 2. 654 players started and now 65 remain, two off the money and $197,470 going to one lucky winner this weekend.

Flushy is a very popular figure in the UK and is one of those players most think should have bagged a major live title by now. You can follow his fortunes via our exclusive live updates later on tonight.

Top Chip Counts
1 James Dempsey 205,900
2 Scott Montgomery 193,300
3 Jim Lewis 154,400
4 Joseph Gotlieb 115,000
5 Daniel Burke 88,000
6 Scott Haraden 76,000
7 Melissa Hayden 70,000
8 JJ Liu 56,000
9 Bob Oxenberg 45,000
10 Joe Serock 45,00

2nd and 3rd for Channing and Rutter

We had high hopes for a UK 1-2 in event number #6 the $5000 No Limit Shootout, but we will have to settle for a very impressive 2-3 as Neil Channing came 2nd and Stuart Rutter came 3rd to Joshua Tieman. This was the closest both men have come to the bracelet they so desperately crave, but will have to settle for the very impressive sums of $273,153 and $179,617 respectively, which will no doubt pay for their WSOP and then some.

"Joshua played really well in the end and was a deserving winner," commented Channing on BlackBelt Poker just moments after the final hand was dealt. "Unfortunately, I saw very few hands on the final table, but felt I did the best with what I had. It was also great to see fellow Brit Stuart Rutter make the final table too. I'm sure it won't be his last."

"Of course, it was disappointing to come so close to winning a bracelet," he continued with a disappointed smile, "but I'm sure there will be other opportunities in the future. Having finished second in the London GUKPT, second in the iPoker Monthly Million, and now second here, I think I should definitely give the heads-up event a miss."

You can see how the action unfolded HERE.

1st Joshua Tieman — $441,692
2nd Neil Channing — $273,153
3rd Stuart Rutter — $179,617
4th Joseph Elpayaa — $125,387
5th Nicolas Levi — $92,543
6th Brent Hanks — $71,998

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Fox Poker Club to Open in August

The second legal poker only club in the UK and the first one in London is set to open its doors in August. Fox Poker Club will be following in the footsteps of Dusk Till Dawn, to provide daily poker in London’s West End. The 6500 square feet club will have seating for 200 players, with full bar and food fascilitties. They will also have a VIP/Final Table room with a camera table and an exclusive poker library with memorabilia.

Chris North, managing director said: “We are a unique poker destination in London focusing on delivering the best table action alongside quality service. It will be a great place to take on some of London’s finest”

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