England Team for World Team Poker, GUKPT Day 1A Chip Counts + more

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England Team for World Team Poker
On May 19th the first World Team Poker event will take place at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas. 40 of the top world players from 8 different countries will play in the event, with a team buy-in of $50,000. The filmed for television event will be a five table shoot out format consisting of rounds of Limit Hold’Em, Pot Limit Hold’Em and No Limit Hold’Em.

According to the official website, the England team will be captained by Ben Roberts and look like this:

Ben Roberts
Joe Beevers
James Akenhead
Peter Costa
Dave Colclough
Ram Vaswani

Ram Vaswani
Ram Vaswani

Surinder Sunar and the Devilfish are also rumoured to be potential members. While there is no doubt that is a quality line up, it does seem a little bit odd. First of all, with the exception of James Akenhead, the line up looks just like a 1990s Late Night Poker heat, a lot of old school faces. One would wonder why there wasn’t one or two more of the new breed of UK players (Maybe a Channing, De Wolfe, Kelly, Mahrenholz or Schwartz?). The second question is, since when was Dave Colclough English? We always thought he was Welsh.

Either way good luck to the boys and stay tuned for more news on this event.

Latest from GUKPT London
144 players attended day 1a of the £1,500 GUKPT London Main Event which will no doubt make it one of the biggest events of the year on the tour with more expected today. 38 players remain to return on Saturday including Toby Lewis, Mick McCool, Steve Jelinek, Vicky Coren, Tony Cascarino and Priyan De Mel.

Priyan De Mel
Priyan De Mel

Top Ten Chip Counts
Lawrie Inman - 106,900
Marc Wright - 102,900
Leon Bui - 92,400
Daniel Furnival - 91,700
Steve Jelinek - 86,500
Priyan de Mel - 86,200
Sam Oatley - 83,000
Toby Lewis - 81,300
Sasha Rosewood - 76,800
Michael McCool - 74,400

Courtesy of the GUKPT Blog

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