Jon Angus wins GUKPT Summer Series Abderdeen
The second leg of the GUKPT Summer Series took place over the weekend at the G Casino in Aberdeen. Just a week after the previous event in Bolton, the £500 main event attracted just 42 runners, for reasons which will become clear in a moment. Retired accountant John Angus was crowned the champion after beating fisherman Peter Thomas in the very quick heads up match. Martin Sutcliffe, poker journalist and BlackBelt Poker Blue Belt Nick Wright and Graham Doherty all also cashed at the final table (The latter cashed in all three events taking place at the G Casino that weekend).
Angus won £7,870 and a seat in the Champion of Champions event at the end of the year. The last leg of the mini-tour takes place in Walsall starting this Thursday:
1st John Angus £7,870
2nd Pete Thomas £5,780
3rd Nick Wright £3,780
4th Martin Sutcliffe £2,100
5th Graham Doherty £1,470
Picture courtesy of the GUKPT
Tom MacDonald wins British Poker Masters Leeds
Another £500 main event was taking place in Leeds this weekend, the second leg of the British Poker Masters. The numbers were down a little here too, with 94 in total, and were it not for it clashing with the GUKPT Summer Series, we are pretty sure both events would have had much bigger fields (Not to mention the WSOP taking a lot of players out of the mix). Eddie Lundon made his second British Poker Masters Final table with his 4th place finish here, but it would be left to two of the young guns to duke it out in the final, as Tom MacDonald eventually got the best of Jamie Sykes, for the £14,300 first prize and the title. The next stop on this growing tour is at Teeside starting on the 24th of July.
1st Tom MacDonald £14,300
2nd Jamie Sykes £10,000
3rd Jamie Coonan £7,000
4th Eddie Lundon £5,000
5th Gez Hilton £3,350
6th Steve Wills £2,250
7th Danny Hook £1,700
8th Simon Mairs £1,300
9th Alan McLean £1,100
Picture courtesy of AWorldofPoker.
UK WSOP Update
It's gone a bit quieter in the last week or so for the fortunes of UK players at the series after a huge week which culminated in two bracelets, but we still have plenty to shout about. 30 players remain in the $5,000 No Limit Shootout over 5 tables, with Neil Channing, Mark Teltscher and Barny Boatman amongst them, though they will have their work cut out as Phil Ivey is amongst the star studded field that will be vying for the bracelet.
We also have a good shot in one of the most prestigious events, the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship , as UK high stakes PLO player Robin Keston is 3rd in chips out of a remaining 25. He is joined by poker show co-host Padraig Parkinson of Ireland who is one of the short stacks.
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