UK Pokernews Roundup: Gus Hansen Wins Heads Up Bracelet, Down to 23 in Main Event and UKIPT Champion of Champions
Gus Hansen Wins £10,350 Heads Up Bracelet
Despite being one of the pioneering figures in TV poker and one of the most prolific World Poker Tour champions ever, a bracelet had always evaded Gus Hansen. That was until last night when he finally resumed the final of the extended £10,350 WSOPE High Roller Heads Up event, winning his long awaited rubber match with Jim Collopy.
Hansen called it a monkey off his back for sure and added “I’ve been playing in the WSOP since 1996 when my good friend, Huck Seed, won the Main Event. I’ve had a lot of attempts since then and come close a couple of times. I’m also surprised it came in a heads-up event”.
Hansen also picked up the small matter of £288,409 to go with his first bracelet, the talented young Collopy added £178,211 to his bankroll.
23 Remain in WSOPE Main Event
We are nearing the final table of the WSOPE main event and there isn’t a soft spot remaining in the house. This could be the toughest WSOPE final table ever assembled in the making (although last years was pretty special) and the real focus continues to be on Phil Ivey and Viktor ‘we almost are certain he is Isildur1’ Blom, who have occupied the top ten of the chip counts for most of the tournament.
Also remaining in the field are Hoyt Corkins, Arnuad Mattern, Nicolas Levi as well as Brits James Bord, Roland De Wolfe and Barny Boatman. They are playing down to a final table today and you can see how it goes down via our exclusive live updates today.
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UKIPT Champion of Champions Announced
An exciting addition has just been confirmed for the EPT London Festival, the main event of which starts this week. On Tuesday October 5 a special televised Champion of Champions event will take place featuring all the eight winners of the UK & Ireland Poker Tour, as well as the EPT London Champion. The winner will win a seat to every season 2 UKIPT event plus EPT London 2011 and the new tour will be announced this week.
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