UK Pokernews Roundup: British Poker Awards Announced, Devilfish Biography Released in September, and more
British Poker Awards Announced
During the month long London Poker Festival in the capital the achievements of poker players in Britain will be recognised in the first ever British Poker Awards. On the 13th of September at the Fox Club in London a glitzy show will take place on the eve of the WSOPE to honour the top talent in Britain. Its perfect timing after the greatest ever year in Las Vegas and elsewhere in the world for British players, the ceremony will be packed.
There are a number of categories to be voted for by the public, players and poker media, including Best Overall Poker Player, Best Cash Player, Best Tournament Player, Best Online Player and Best UK Card Room.
UK Pokernews are getting involved and will be helping promote the event as well as judging the Best Player award alongside Bluff Europe Magazine and Poker Europa.
The Organisers said, “We think the idea of a British Poker Awards – poker's very own Oscars – is long overdue. This will be a prestigious annual event and gives us the opportunity to pay tribute to the outstanding achievers in our game.”
Stay tuned to UK Pokernews for more on this big event.
Meet the November Nine
Just in case you have awoken from a 48 day coma, the 3rd ever November Nine was unveiled yesterday morning. No Brits unfortunately as Redmond Lee bust out in 21st place for a very impressive $317,161 but there is one massive name still in, in the form of Michael Mizrachi who already won the $50,000 Players Championship and could be on course for one of the most historic doubles in poker history. Find out more about the November Nine here.
Seat 1: Jason Senti (7,625,000)
Seat 2: Joseph Cheong (23,525,000)
Seat 3: John Dolan (46,250,000)
Seat 4: Jonathan Duhamel (65,975,000)
Seat 5: Michael Mizrachi (14,450,000)
Seat 6: Matthew Jarvis (16,700,000)
Seat 7: John Racener (19,050,000)
Seat 8: Filippo Candio (16,400,000)
Seat 9: Soi Nguyen (9,650,000)
Devilfish Autobiography to be Published in September
“Devilfish - The Life & Times of a Poker Legend” will be on everyone’s Amazon wishlist in September no doubt as the iconic UK player gets set to release his book on September 9 with Penguin Publishing. It should be a good read that takes us from the back streets of Hull, moving into the criminal underground as a teenager, time spent in jail, broken marriages, to Late Night Poker, WSOP and WPT titles and celebrity status.
Amongst his many crazy stories we cant wait to hear about the time he ran a fake driving school to meet girls.
“You only win big when you risk big,” says Ulliott. “Life is a blast. It don’t last. Live it long and live it f***ing fast.”