UK PokerNews Roundup: Foltyn and Trickett Near Final in Event #17, UK Player Wins TOC Seat, and more
Paul Foltyn and Sam Trickett Flying High in Event #17 $5,000 No Limit Hold’em
Another good day for the Brits and once again some of the best young talent in the country is within earshot of another final table. Event #17 $5,000 No Limit Hold’em is down to the last 18 players and Paul Foltyn and Sam Trickett are 4th and 5th respectively in chips. Both men are Grosvenor UK Poker Tour champions and both of them are incredibly talented with lots of support in Vegas and back home.
$818,959 is what they are all playing for and everyone is guaranteed at least $31,305. There are lots of big names left in the field including Perry Friedman, David Benefield, Jeff Williams and Antonio Esfandiari. This could be a massive event for the Brits so stay tuned to our Live Reporting page tonight.
Seat 1: Dragan Galic - 226,000
Seat 2: Perry Friedman - 361,000
Seat 3: Manelic Minaya - 300,000
Seat 4: Jason DeWitt - 1,873,000
Seat 5: Jesse Chinni - 400,000
Seat 6: Sam Trickett - 945,000
Seat 7: Nico Behling - 352,000
Seat 8: David Benefield - 326,000
Seat 9: Paul Foltyn - 1,246,000
Seat 1: Amit Makhija - 1,317,000
Seat 2: Joshua Macciello - 385,000
Seat 3: James Carroll - 637,000
Seat 4: Veronica Dunn - 252,000
Seat 5: Anthony Gargano - 223,000
Seat 6: Antonio Esfandiari - 883,000
Seat 7: Jeff Williams - 1,323,000
Seat 8: Peter Gilmore - 380,000
Seat 9: Joshua Cooper - 475,000
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Andrew Barton Wins TOC Seat
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