UK PokerNews Roundup: Boeree Vying for TOC Seat, GUKPT Summer Series Rolls on and Big UK Names Top Event #17

Li Boeree

Liv Boeree to Play for TOC Seat

It’s looking unlikely that a Brit bracelet winner will be voted into the $1 million Tournament of Champions at the WSOP, but we could still have one there. There is set to be a single table tournament consisting of 9 popular poker players who were ineligible for the event on account of not having a bracelet at the time of voting, with one of them winning a seat into the televised tournament.

It could be the toughest single table tournament of all time including Tom Dwan, Gus Hansen and ElkY. Representing the UK will be EPT San Remo Champion Liv Boeree, whom you might think was an underdog in this game but is actually a bit of a satellite expert, so will certainly be in with a great shot. The tournament will take place tomorrow at 12:00 PST and the line up looks like this:

Andy Bloch
Liv Boeree
Don Cheadle
Tom Dwan
Bertrand ‘Elky’ Grospellier
Gus Hansen
Michael Mizrachi
Sorel Mizzi
Paul Wasicka

For all the latest chip counts and gossip from the World Series of Poker, check out our WSOP Live Updates page today.

Big UK Players Top Event #17 $5,000 No Limit Hold'em

Lots of big UK players have made it to day two of Event #17 $5,000 No Limit Hold'em. 792 players have contributed to make a first prize of $818,959 and of the 225 coming back for day 2, James Dempsey, Sam Trickett and Paul Folytyn are in the top ten. Lots of other big players including James Akenhead and Stuart Rutter are still in the mix too.

Find out how they get on with our exclusive Event #17 $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Live Updates Tonight.

James Dempsey
James Dempsey

GUKPT Summer Series In Luton and Aberdeen

For those of you not in Vegas right now there is plenty of poker to be had, as the popular Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Summer Series Rolls On. The Luton and Aberdeen G Casinos are the venues this week, with Luton starting today and Aberdeen tomorrow. There are plenty of side events with a 2 day £500 Main Event in Luton and a £300 Main in Aberdeen, all the winners of every event will also capture a £150,000 Champion of Champions seat.

Please note that you will be able to watch World Cup Matches throughout the events while you are playing. You can buy in direct to any of the events at Blue Square Poker. Keep an eye on the GUKPT Blog for all the live updates.

British Masters Poker Tour Leeds Preview

Also this weekend is the Leeds leg of the British Masters Poker Tour, with a £500 main event starting Saturday at the Gala Casino. Please note that a 2 hour break will take place in the Casino to show the England vs USA game and there will be some free bet promos to run alongside it. Tomorrow at 8.15pm there will be a £30 rebuy satellite with 1500 chips and 4500 super-add-on after 90 mins, with six main event seats guaranteed.

Previous British Masters Leg Winner Dave Harris
Previous British Masters Leg Winner Dave Harris

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