Willie Tann Facebook Scam
Someone posing as UK poker legend Willie Tann has created a Facebook account in an attempt to scam players online. The imposter has been asking people for small amounts of money ($30-$200) to be transferred into their Full Tilt/Pokerstars accounts as either a loan or a site money swap (Amounts the real Willie Tann probably wouldn’t bother to even ask for).
Thankfully some vigilant people on the Blonde and Hendon Mob forums have made people aware that it is 100% NOT the real Willie Tann. It appears now the account has been deleted by Facebook, however please still be vigilant because it’s not the first time an imposter has posed as established player on Facebook, Hendon Mobster Joe Beavers was recently also a victim of this. The common sense solution is to simply deny any Facebook requests asking for cash unless you can verify without doubt they are who they say they are (An even more prudent rule to go by is to never ever lend poker players money under any circumstances).
London Poker Masters Announced
Over at the International Club is news of the ten day London Poker Masters Festival. A varied affair which includes PLO and HORSE, as well as a 2 day £500+£50 main event.
26th February 7pm £20 rebuy sat. to £300
27th February 12pm £20 Turbo rebuy sat. to £300
27th February 3pm £300 Monthly Freezeout
28th February 6pm £100 H.O.R.S.E.
1st March 7pm £200 NLH Freezeout
2nd March 7pm £30 rebuy sat. to £500 Main Event
3rd March 7pm £100 NLH Freezeout
4th March 7pm £30 rebuy sat. to £500 Main Event
5th March 7pm £200 P.L.Omaha Freezeout (Double Chance)
5th March 10pm £30 Turbo rebuy sat. to £500 Main Event
6th March 12pm £30 Turbo rebuy sat. to £500 Main Event
6th March 3pm £500 Main Event. NLH Freezeout - Day 1
7th March 3pm £500 Main Event. NLH Freezeout - Day 2
7th March 6pm £50 NLH Freezeout
GUKPT Walsall Underway
The latest leg of the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour is underway in Walsall. The 9 day festival started on Friday, with the £1,000 Main Event starting on Thursday. Last year HitSquad star Sunny Chattha made his name when he won this event, when he bested 301 other players to claim the £88,150 first prize. This is always one of the more fiercely contested events and one of the busiest card rooms, so expect a good turn out.
Outside of the £1,000 main event, the side event schedule looks like this:
22nd February £200 + £20 NL Hold'em Freezeout 7.30pm 2 days
23rd February £300 + £30 NL Hold'em Freezeout 7.30pm 2 days
24th February £250 + £25 PLO Chance 6.00pm 1 day
24th February £150 + £15 NL Super Sat to Main Event 8.30pm 1 day
25th February £100 + £10 NL Hold'em Freezeout 7.30pm 1 day
26th February £100 + £10 NL Hold'em Freezeout 7.30pm 1 day
27th February £250 + £25 NL Hold'em Freezeout 7.30pm 2 days
28th February £100 + £10 NL Bounty Tournament5pm 1 day
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