UK PokerNews Roundup: Ross Johnson Wins British Masters Leeds, James Dempsey Deep in Event #25, and more
Ross Johnson Wins Coral British Masters Poker Tour Leeds
Despite the World Series of Poker and the World Cup taking a lot of players out of the equation last weekend there was still plenty of poker up and down the UK. One of the biggest events was the second leg of the Coral British Masters Poker Tour in Leeds, which attracted 69 runners for the £500 main event.
The eventual winner was Ross Johnson of Gateshead who played a blinder, coming back from a severely crippled stack on day one (Courtesy of some donk called Barry Carter) to bulldoze his way through a tough final table that included Ash Hussain, Bristol leg runner up Tom Fielding and some donk called Barry Carter. He pocketed £12,000 for his win and a seat in the Play off for the Coral Sponsorship package for 2011
This event was one of the best natured and most fun events this writer has played in years and not just because he cashed, a full report will follow in the Editors column this week. The next leg of the tour is in Liverpool when the Tour will return to Gala Leos Casino in four weeks time starting on Friday July 9th to Sunday July 11th.
Pictures courtesy of AWorldofPoker.
James Dempsey Deep in Event #25: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship
UK bracelet winner James ‘Flushy’ Dempsey is in contention for another bracelet tonight, as he is in the final 23 of Event #25: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship. Dempsey is no stranger to Omaha Hi-Low and he has a real shot at getting another big result, however he does have to best a field jam packed with talent. Sam Farha, Eugene Katchalo, John Cernuto, Steve Zolotow, John D'Agostino, David Baker and previous Hi-Low bracelet winner Michael Chow are amongst the names to stand in his way.
The first prize is $488,237 and you can see how Flushy gets on tonight via our Event #25: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship Live Updates.
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World Cup Poker Promotions
In case you missed it, you can still make a killing at the World Cup even if Robert Green has started the completion on a downer for most of us. Some of the biggest poker rooms around have come up with some great football based promotions whether you are watching the games or not. Check out our guide to World Cup Poker Promotions.
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