UK Pokernews Roundup: Fabian Quoss Wins English Poker Open, WSOPE Day 1 and British Poker Awards Winners
Fabian Quoss Wins English Poker Open
Over at the Palm Beach Casino in Mayfair the second big Open tournament there this month, the English Poker Open, has drawn to a close. There was a small overlay in this $1 million guaranteed event as 193 players in total bought into the $5,000 event. However there was still plenty of class on display which included Liv Boeree and Phil Laak going deep.
The eventual winner was Fabian Quoss who defeated Sebastian Crul heads up for the £220,650 first prize.
WSOPE Event #1: Day 1
Although perhaps attendances thus far in the huge events in London this month may be slightly lower than expected, that would all change as soon as the WSOPE rolled around. 244 runners made the opening £2650 No Limit Six Max event a sell out. It may have been a capacity crowd but it was soon whittled down to just 31 players by the end of day 1, with Andrew Pantling coming out the chip daddy.
Amongst the big names remaining for day 2 we have Chris Moorman, Chris Bjorin, Phil Laak, Praz Bansi and Liv Boeree. Check out our Live Updates from 2pm to find out just how they get on as they play down to a final table.
Top Ten Chip Counts
1 Andrew Pantling 106100
2 Chris Bjorin 103800
3 Tai Tran 103400
4 Javed Abrahams 96600
5 Chris Moorman 94200
6 Peter Wood 90900
7 Daniel Colman 90000
8 David Peters 89500
9 Thorsten Schaefer 78200
10 Eli Heath 75800
There is still time to win a WSOPE Main Event Package for FREE at WSOP.com
British Poker Awards Results
The first ever British Poker Awards took place on Monday night at the Kensington Close Hotel in London. No major suprises amongst the winners, with the possible exception of Sam Trickett being named best newcomer when he has clearly been one of the better known and more successful UK players for a number of years:
Best Cash Player - Neil Channing
Best Tournament Player - James Akenhead
Best Online Player - Chris Moorman
Best International Player - Phil Ivey
Best Poker League - The Nuts Poker League
Best UK Card Room - Dusk till Dawn
Best Contribution to Poker - Vicky Coren
Best UK Poker Forum - Hendon Mob
Player's choice: Best newcomer: Sam Trickett
Player's choice: Best all round player: Richard Ashby
Editor's choice: Player of the Year: Praz Bansi