Ricky Hatton Prizes, World Records and More!

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Sky Poker UK Tour

One day Sky Poker will take over the world judging by the rate that the UK poker room and TV channel are developing. They have now announced a series of live poker events across the UK which starts at Dusk Till Dawn and ends with a Televised Grand Final with a £25,000 prize pool.

The £5000 guaranteed opening event at Dusk Till Dawn on Saturday 13th of September and the likes of Tony Kendall, Michelle Orpe and Norman Pace will be in attendance. You can qualify for the event only on Sky Poker every night at 8.30pm in a £11+£1 qualifier with a seat for every 5 players. More dates on the tour will be announced shortly.

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UK Player to break the Poker Player Marathon World Record?

A player from Lincoln is preparing to break the world record for continuous poker playing next month, which currently stands at 72 hours and 2 minutes. Dave Cain will be attempting to play over 100 hours of continuous heads up poker at the Library Bar of Lincoln University from 8pm on Sunday 14th of September.

Although we hate to tell him that David Benyamine has been playing non stop for the last 18 weeks, we have to get behind Cain because he is doing it all for a great cause. He will be matching his opponent's stakes and the money will be going to two great charities, St Barnabas Hospice and Louth and District Hospice.

You can catch all the action streaming live, make a donation and even arrange to play Dave at his website

www.pokerplayingmarathon.com. This writer has already booked his match with Dave on Monday the 15th, always smelling the blood of a weakened opponent and we will be interviewing Dave in the build up to the event.

Ladbrokes sending VIPs to see the Hitman

Ladbrokes Poker have unveiled details of a new VIP programme that not only offers 30% cashback but a number of big prizes along the way. You can win seats to the LEOCOP main event in October and also 4 lucky players will get tickets to Ricky Hatton's unification fight in Las Vegas in November.

The first four players to earn 900,000 player points between now and October 31st will win an all expenses paid trip to see the Ricky Hatton fight, staying in the MGM Grand Hotel. Any other players who earn 900,000 in that period will be awarded $6000. Accrue 500,000 player points and you will be guaranteed to win a weekend stay for two in London in December, with spending money and tickets to the Poker Million VII final party worth $3,000, and for those of you that collect 120,000 will be entered into a VIP Invitational Freezeout on 3rd November where all of the above prizes plus entry into the LEOCOP lV Main Event can be won.

European Poker Tour Awards

We mentioned yesterday the EPT Awards that will be held in Barcelona next month on the eve of the new EPT Season and now we can bring you the categories. You can go to the EPT website and vote yourself in the People's Choice Award on whichever player you thought stood above the rest in EPT Season 4 and the following categories will be voted for by an esteemed panel of judges:

Best Newcomer

Trond Erik Eidsvig

Denes Kalo

Jason Mercier

Annette Obrestad

Mike McDonald

Best Performance

Jason Mercier

Julian Thew

Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier

Glen Chorny

Mike McDonald

Best Overseas Player

Tim Vance

Isaac Baron

Raymond Rahme

Danny Ryan

Mike McDonald

Best PokerStars Qualifier

Mike McDonald

Glen Chorny

Christian Harder

Isaac Baron

Danny Ryan

Poker Writers Award

Open to public vote

People's Choice

Open to public vote

Player of the Year

Luca Pagano

Trond Erik Eidsvig

Johannes Straussman

Jan Heitman

Thierry Van der Berg

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