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Sam Trickett leads Champion of Champions event, APPT Grand Final underway and more

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Last Poker Million seat won in Chase the Chair Freeroll

The last seat for the Ladbrokes Poker Million VII was won on Saturday by 'GoNuts' of Norway. As the winner of the Ladbrokes Chase the Chair promotion he'll now take on the likes of Roy Brindley, WSOP bracelet winner Marty Smyth, Tony G and Anthony Hardy all hungry for the $1m first prize and one of the most prestigious poker titles in Europe, Ladbrokes Poker Million VII.

GoNuts beat 120 players who all won their seats in a daily freeroll and has now secured a fast track seat into the Poker Million Semi Final worth $120,000. 'GoNuts' will be guaranteed at least $20,000 and the time of his life playing in the Sky Sports televised semi-finals and now has a one in sixteen chance of winning the $1,000,000 first prize.

Edward Ihre MD of Ladbrokes Poker said:" The way 'GoNuts' luck is running he could do really well and before he knows it could find himself in the final although he'll have to fight his way through a very tough field. We'll be running a number of markets as of today on including the outcome of the final. The line-up is brilliant and with the two final players will bring an unknown element to proceedings that is sure to produce two of the most exciting semi's we've ever had!"

APPT Grand Final Underway

The final event of the second season of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour sponsored by has begun today. Big names like Joe Hachem are expected to attend the Star City Casino in Sydney to take down an expected prize of $1,000,000 AUS. You can catch all the action from start to finish using our Live Updates section.

Pokerstars bring Badugi to the tables have brought one of the odder side games to their online felt this month, as Badugi can now be played at the premier poker room. Its available in cash game and tournament variants. Its hard to describe Badugi, but it's a bit like a hybrid of Razz and Draw and starting at very low stakes, is definitely worth trying out because its lots of fun.

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Champion of Champions takes place this Thursday

The long awaited Champion of Champions event on the GUKPT calendar has been finalised, with 93 GUKPT event winners claiming a seat to the star studded £75,000 freeroll in Luton on Thursday. The players start with varying chip stacks based on the size of the event they have won. Sam Trickett has the biggest stack after winning one main event and two side events, also making him the 12/1 favourite with the bookmakers. Jeff Kimber and Marc Goodwin also won a main event and a side event, and Dave Penly, Jerome Bradpiece and Andy Andreuou all have claimed two side events, which has put them all in a great position to win the event.

The field includes loads of other big names scattered across the field including Julian Thew, Ash Hussain, Karl Mahrenholz, Paul Parker, Ian Frazer, Ian Woodley, James Browning, James Akenhead and Nick Slade. Another ground-breaking feature of the event is that players will be given the chance to choose the payout structure for the tournament. Two options will be given to them and any player who is seated for the start of the tournament will be given a chance to vote on their preferred payout structure. No further deals or savers will be permitted and all prizes will be paid into Blue Square accounts.

The GUKPT player of the year will also be awarded at the event, which almost certainly is going to be Marc Goodwin who seemed to appear at the final table of every single GUKPT event in the last 6 months. He is currently 14/1 to do that double on Thursday.

Sam Trickett 20,000
Jeff Kimber 15,000
Marc Goodwin 15,000
Paul Foltyn 15,000
Dave Penly 12,000
Jerome Bradpiece 12,000
Andy Andreou 10,000
Andy Teng 10,000
Ash Hussain 10,000
Brian Clarke 10,000
Derek Miller 10,000
Ganesh Rao 10,000
Glenn Ashworth 10,000
Julian Thew 10,000
Ketul Nathwani 10,000
Tony Cascarino 10,000
Arkady Kielman 7,000
Ben Callinan 7,000
Curtis Ledger 7,000
Karl Mahrenholz 7,000
Kjetil Naess 7,000
Pascal Heynsen 7,000
Paul Parker 7,000
Richard Grace 7,000
Richard Wheatley 7,000
Adam Wilkinson 5,000
Alan Mclean 5,000
Alan Mower 5,000
Andrew Baker 5,000
Andrew Clarke 5,000
Anthony Thorpe 5,000
Antony Ross 5,000
Aryan Virabi 5,000
Christopher Skinner 5,000
Ciaran Corbett 5,000
Cornelius Cronin 5,000
Darren McKenzie 5,000
Darren Seed 5,000
David Gallagher 5,000
David Price 5,000
David Rudling 5,000
Donal Norton 5,000
Essy Jahanpour 5,000
Faton Prokupla 5,000
Frank Romanello 5,000
Gabriel Macavoray 5,000
Gary Hollands 5,000
Gavin Ball 5,000
George Annan 5,000
Ian Frazer 5,000
Ian Woodley 5,000
James Akenhead 5,000
James Bagley 5,000
James Browning 5,000
Javed Iqbal 5,000
Javid Aktar 5,000
John Eames 5,000
Ken Wong 5,000
Kenneth Kull 5,000
Kevin Parkes 5,000
Kevin Rigby 5,000
Kyle Smith 5,000
Loraine Healy 5,000
Marcus Bebb-Jones 5,000
Mark Tomblin 5,000
Martin Knibb 5,000
Martyn Reeve 5,000
Matt Lawrence 5,000
Michael Arnold 5,000
Michael Hynes 5,000
Michael Richardson 5,000
Nick Slade 5,000
Nowakowski 5,000
Oliver Boyce 5,000
Paul Gardener 5,000
Paul King 5,000
Paul Newman 5,000
Peter Wood 5,000
Ramazanali Abbasi 5,000
Reyaaz Mulla 5,000
Richard Dawson 5,000
Richard Stanley 5,000
Rob Ellis 5,000
Robert Bostock 5,000
Slobodan Bjelobrk 5,000
Steve Holden 5,000
Steve Read 5,000
Steve Warburton 5,000
Steven Bayliff 5,000
Steven Reeves 5,000
Terry Reeve 5,000
Theo Tsouvallaris 5,000
Tony Phillips 5,000
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