Scott Shelley Wins Event #3 £1000 No Limit Hold’em
The first UK WSOPE bracelet of the year is in the bag as Scott Shelley put an end to the dream of a successful title defence by JP Kelly in event #3. JP was on course to break all number of records as he found himself heads up in the event he won last year, not at least his third bracelet in less than 3 years.
However it was not to be his day as Shelley, who works for top online poker room PKR, defeated him to take down his first bracelet and £133,857. Shelley got his seat in this event in a private PKR staff freeroll so this will no doubt be something of a fairytale story for him (And good luck getting him into work on time this morning PKR). Also enjoying a big freeroll spin up is Paul Pitchford, who came 4th for £40,862 after winning his seat for free by way of an APAT online league.
Find out why Scott's employers PKR have one of the most unique and enjoyable playing environments in online poker!
Day One of Event #4 £10,350 High Roller Heads Up
Elsewhere the inaugural £10,350 High Roller Heads Up tournament attracted a very impressive 103 runners, with some of the biggest names in the game sensing an opportunity for an easy (In numbers terms, not softness of field terms) bracelet. They played down to 32 and play resumes today and everyone is one match off the money, with a top prize of £288,409.
So much quality remaining in the field including Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Huck Seed, Ziigmund and Gus Hansen. Perhaps the most intruiging draw of the next round is the all England tie between Chris Moorman and Neil Channing (Assuming Moorman gets out of bed in time).
Howard Lederer vs. Shawn Buchanan
Ilari Sahamies vs. Huck Seed
Martin Kabrhel vs. Matt Jarvis
Jim Collopy vs. Scott Fischman
Sondre Svanevik vs. Daniel Steinberg
Kevin Eyster vs. Ludovic Lacay
Justin Adams vs. Marius Torbergsen
Ram Vaswani vs. Yevgeniy Timoshenko
Amit Makhija vs. McLean Karr
Neil Channing vs. Chris Moorman
Jani Sointula vs. Phil Ivey
Mark Everett vs. Gus Hansen
Mori Eskandani vs. Andrew Feldman
Saar Wilf vs. Talal Shakerchi
Andrew Robl vs. Touko Takala
Chance Kornuth vs. Daniel Negreanu
The action resumes 3pm GMT and you can catch all the exclusive news from the tournament floor via our Live Updates.
Alan Trueick Wins European Shorthand Poker Championship
You would be forgiven for thinking poker was going on anywhere but London but it is and its thriving. Over in Dublin 312 players set down for some six max action in the European Shorthand Poker Championship. A huge deep stacked €550 main event with players from Ireland, UK, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Finland, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Italy & The Netherlands.
Despite an enormous following of French players (250 in total), Alan Trueick from Northern Ireland would take down top honours:
|1||€40,142||Alan Trueick||Northern Ireland|
|5||€9,077||Stephane de Seiter||France|
|6||€5,947||Stephane de Crescenzo||France|
The next $1,500 freeroll in a massive series from Absolute Poker is coming up very soon, don't miss out.