Colin McTaggart Wins GUKPT Walsall
206 runners in total tried to emulate last year’s winner Sunny Chattha at the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Walsall Main Event. For the second time, a player has emerged from a free entry organised by aworldofpoker.com to capture the title. 30 year old Collin McTaggart from Ormskirk won a freeroll organised by BlueSquare and aworldofpoker.com and parlayed it into a win last night, emulating night-watchman Brian ‘weebrick’ Clarke who did the same thing at the Blackpool GUKPT in 2008.
“It had been my goal to play in a GUKPT main event this year and I was delighted to have won my way in via the AWOP Players' Club. It is a dream to have gone on to claim the win. All it has cost me is £30 in petrol money” said a delighted McTaggart, who not only won £57,700 but also a spot in the £150,000 Champion of Champions Freeroll.
The final table included GUKPT champion Mike Ellis and Champion of Champions winner Haitao Wu, bubbling the final table was back to back champion Priyan de Mel, whom you can see in our exclusive interview with us later on this week. The tour now heads south to London, where the Grosvenor Victoria Casino will play host to Leg 3, which takes place from 18th - 28th March. The buy-in for the main event at the London festival will be larger than usual, costing £1,500 to play.
1st - Colin McTaggart - £57,700
2nd - Anthony Crotty - £39,150
3rd - Alli Mallu - £25,250
4th - Mike Ellis - £14,950
5th - Thomas MacDonald - £11,350
6th - Darren Hickman - £9,250
7th - Haitao Wu - £7,200
8th - Mike Hill - £5,650
9th - James Mitchell - £4,100
10th - Karl Limbert - £3,600
Picture Courtesy of the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour.
The Poker Show Returns
Jesse and the gang are back as the Poker Show makes its long awaited return to the internet airwaves tonight. The first week of shows are pre-recorded from the PartyPoker Premier League and will include Luke Schwartz, Daniel Negreanu, Tony G and Phil Hellmuth, before returning to their normal format next week.
You can catch it all online at www.therpokershowlive.com
UK Only Qualifier to French Heads-Up Championship
In case you missed it, new kid on the block EurosportBET are hosting an exclusive series of qualifiers this week to the French Heads-Up Poker Championships in Evian on March 16-17. Tonight and for the next 6 nights you have to finish in the top 5 of their 20:30 GMT $5.50 Tournament to win a free seat in their final freeroll on Sunday March 7 to win the €7,000 package. To find out more check out this feature today.
Matt Perrins at IPT San Remo Final
UK player Matt Perrins of Manchester is at the final table of the Pokerstars IPT San Remo today, currently 4th in chips. The young online tournament specialist made his name last year when he won IPT Venice in August and is in very good shape to be the tours first repeat winner, with his sights on the €227,000 first prize. Perrins is already 5th in the overall IPT leader board and only needs to avoid a few bust outs today to the jump to the top of it.
You can catch all the action at the Pokerstars IPT Site today.