David Bryan Wins Sky Poker Tour Manchester
The second season of the Sky Poker Tour kicked off in Manchester at the G Casino over the weekend and the event picked up where it left off last time. I was fortunate enough to be at this event and once again it was the fun packed and friendly atmosphere that makes this tour unique. Everyone got a round of applause when they bust out and it was the perfect way for recreational players to dip their toes in the waters of live play.
Once again Tony 'Tikay' Kendall was on the microphone commentating on the action from start to finish, which included a number of special guests including snooker legends Dennis Taylor and Steven Maguire, as well as England and Arsenal legend Kenny Sansom. Also in attendance were Sky Poker presenters Ed Giddens and Richard Orford.
The event was eventually won by David 'David36' Bryan, who defeated 149 other players including his heads up opponent Daniel Brown, on his way to the first prize of £4,000. He also wins his seat in the Grand Final at DTD next year.
The next leg of the tour is at the Aspers Casino in Newcastle on the 9th of January 2010. You can't buy in direct and the only way to get in on the action is to qualify exclusively on https://uk.pokernews.com/sky-poker/">Sky Poker.
Alex Bowler Wins DTD Deepstack
All eyes might have been on Las Vegas but that didn't stop another full house at Dusk Till Dawn this weekend for their monthly deep stack event. A grand total of 280 player participated in the £300 main event which was eventually won by online pro Alex Bowler of London. Alex defeated top female player India Storrar heads up and both of them are in fine form at the moment. Bowler won €28,000 when he took down the Ladbrokes €100k last Sunday and Storrar was making her 6th major final table of the year, most recently having come 9th in the British Masters Poker Tour final in Bristol last month.
1 Alex Bowler £25,984
2 India Storrar £15,191
3 Craig Young £9,114
4 Craig Betteridge £6,396
5 Wai Kei Liu £4,797
6 Patrick Murray £3,598
7 Steven Brennan £2,798
8 Gary Edgley £1,999
9 Mark Phillips £1,599
Blackpool GUKPT Underway
Always one of the liveliest events on the GUKPT calendar, the Blackpool leg of the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour is now under way at the G Casino. As usual the main event takes place from Thursday and there is a whole host of side events throughout the week that boast an added value seat in the Champion of Champions event at the end of the year:
Mon 9 - Tue 10 Nov at 8.00 pm £ 300 + 30 No Limit Hold'em
Tue 10 - Wed 11 Nov at 8.00 pm £ 500 + 50 No Limit Hold'em
Wed 11 Nov at 8.00 pm £ 250 + 25 Pot Limit Omaha
Thu 12 - Sun 15 Nov at 2.00 pm £ 1,000 + 60 - Main Event
Thu 12 Nov at 8.00 pm £ 100 + 10 No Limit Hold'em
Fri 13 Nov at 8.00 pm £ 100 + 10 No Limit Hold'em
Sat 14 - Sun 15 Nov at 6.00 pm £ 250 + 25 No Limit Hold'em
Sun 15 Nov at 6.00 pm £ 100 + 10 No Limit Hold'em