UK PokerNews Roundup: Sam Trickett Comes 2nd in Event #17, Feldman Loses Court Battle, and more
Sam Trickett Comes 2nd in Event #17: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
It was so close for a third British bracelet at the WSOP as Titan Poker Pro Sam Trickett came 2nd in Event #17, losing to Jason DeWitt heads up. The UK player was always near the top of the chip counts for the entire final day but couldn’t put his opponent away for his first bracelet. He will, however, wake up to $505,725 in the morning, so its still a fantastic result for the Brit.
Also coming close was former GUKPT Grand Final winner Paul Foltyn, who finished in 8th for $79,957. One thing that is really emerging from this WSOP that you can see reflected in just about every report and live update, is how strong the British rails are. Nobody has been singing louder than the UK crowds and the booze has been flowing like tap water. One can only imagine they will get louder as soon as the World Cup gets underway and hopefully the singing and cheering can get more of our guys over the line to make it the best UK year ever at the WSOP.
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Andrew Feldman Loses High Court Battle
Full Tilt Pro Andrew Feldman has lost his battle with a rabbi in the High Court this week. A judge ordered Feldman to pay £136,000 which rabbi Simon Nissim lost spread betting on his behalf. Feldman had argued that Nissim had placed too many bets and acted outside the scope of the initial arrangement.
The judge ruled that, “The undisputed facts provide more than sufficient grounds upon which to conclude that Mr Feldman agreed to indemnify Mr Nissim and acknowledged that the amounts claimed by Mr Nissim fell within the scope of the agreed indemnity. Mr Feldman suggests that if the net result had been a positive one (on spread betting), Mr Nissim would have claimed the bets for himself; but that because net losses were made, Mr Nissim ‘had retrospectively sought to allocate to me bets that he in fact made on his own behalf’.”
British Masters Leeds Change
This weekend is the British Masters Poker Tour Leeds stop and the start time has changed. The main event will start at 3pm instead of 2pm and there will still be a 2 hour break for the England vs USA Match.
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