Femi Fakinle Wins UKIPT Killarney
Over in Killarney it was a case of WSOP, what WSOP? As an impressive 252 players sat down for the €1000 Pokerstars UKIPT Killarney Main Event. The guarantee of €250,000 was met, just, and the biggest benefactor was Femi Fakinle of Ireland. Watched on the rail by his Fiance and son, he defeated fellow Irishman Aonghus Farrell in a swingy heads up match to take down the first prize.
Not only did he bag himself €63,400 and a seat in EPT London, he also won a seat in UKIPT Dublin for being the last Pokerstars qualifier standing. UK player Michael Hill, who made the UKIPT Manchester final, also made this final which has given him top spot on the UKIPT Leader board.
After lifting the crystal trophy, Fakinle – who has recently completed an accountancy qualification – said, “I’m over the moon; it’s been a long few days. Aonghus was the player I was most worried about at the start of the final table...[but] I got some cards and got lucky at the right time.”
The next stop in the first Season of the PokerStars.com UKIPT is at the Rendezvous Casino in Brighton on July 15-19. Qualifiers are running now for the £1000+100 Main Event on PokerStars for as little as £5.50 or 250FPPs.
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Ashby 2nd in $10,000 HORSE, Devilfish 3rd in $5,000 PLO8
Yet more podium finishes for well known UK names over the weekend. High stakes supremo and mixed games specialist Richard Ashby proved he is one of the best all round players in the world by coming 2nd in the $10,000 HORSE Championship. Ashby was already on a high from his Seven Card Stud bracelet earlier this month and joins James Dempsey in the top ten of the Player of the Year Race (Both men with a bracelet and a 2nd place this year) with this $378,027 pay day.
Then this morning UK legend Dave Ulliott has just bust out of Event #46: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better in 3rd place. The Devilfish was at the top of the chip counts all tournaments and even sent Phil Hellmuth packing for his first big blow up of the series. Ulliott picks up $150,925 for his finish.
Steve Jelinek Bracelet Ceremony
And then there were five, check out the bracelet ceremony for UK pro Steve Jelinek over the weekend. Not only was this the 5th bracelet for the UK it was also officially the best ever bracelet haul by a non US nation in one year (Which unfortunately was matched by Canada the next day when Gavin Smith won his first bracelet):
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