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UK Pokernews Roundup: Gus Hansen Wins Heads Up Bracelet, Down to 23 in Main Event and UKIPT Champion of Champions

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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.

The railbirds are preying for an Ivey & Blom final table
The railbirds are preying for an Ivey & Blom final table

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.

Ronald Lee 947,000 
David Peters 829,000 
Andrew Pantling 821,000 
Daniel Steinberg 768,000 
Viktor Blom 705,000 
Phil Ivey 657,000 
Hoyt Corkins 566,000 
Nicolas Levi 515,000 
Bojan Gledovic 500,000 
Arnaud Mattern 468,000 
James Bord 445,000 
Clint Coffee 438,000 
Fabrizio Baldassari 382,000 
Barny Boatman 379,000 
Marc Inizan 356,000 
Dan Fleyshman 336,000 
Thomas Bichon 308,000 
Anthony Newman 280,000 
Brian Powell 264,000 
Jani Sointula 181,000 
Greg Mueller 151,000 
Roland de Wolfe113,000  

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.

Padraig Parkinson won UKIPT Galway at the start of the season
Padraig Parkinson won UKIPT Galway at the start of the season

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