UK Pokernews Roundup: David Vamplew Wins UKIPT Champions Event, Swede Wins Ladbrokes Festival and DTD to Televise Events
David Vamplew Wins UKIPT Champion of Champions
When you are hot you are hot, when it rains it pours, the rich get richer – insert your own cliché here with the news that EPT London Champion David Vamplew takes down his second major tournament in as many days last night by winning the UKIPT Champion of Champions event.
A special tournament organised for the winners of the legs of the PokerStars UK & Ireland Tour, Vamplew used his momentum to beat Jamie Burland heads up. He wins a seat to every stop of season 2 of UKIPT including EPT London: “It’s pretty good; after yesterday, it’s the icing on the cake” he commented.
You can qualify for Season 2 of the PokerStars UK & Ireland Tour as well as play in not one, but three of our exclusive $15,000 Sunday Million Freerolls at PokerStars.
Lars Torngren Wins Ladbrokes Irish Poker Festival
Despite such a hectic schedule in the UK, the Ladbrokes Irish Winter Festival boasted an impressive 632 players last week. The eventual winner was Swedish Lars Torngren who pocketed €75,000 after winning a three way all in to bypass a heads up match for the title.
Lars said, “I was really impressed with the structure of this event. I have been playing poker for about 8 years and this is my first big tournament win so I am absolutely delighted. I am already looking forward to next year’s Ladbrokes poker festival.”
You can now qualify for the ever popular Ladbrokes Poker Cruise which takes place in January, only at Ladbrokes Poker.
Dusk Till Dawn to Televise Grand Prix & DTD Deepstack
Once again giving players a world class experience for a fraction of the price, two of the more affordable events at Dusk Till Dawn are set to be televised. The world record attempt £50 Grand Prix on October 29-31 and the monthly £300 Deepstack event on November 7. They will be filmed by TV production company Casino.tv and broadcast later this year on Virgin 1 and Sky 860. As such the guarantees for the £300 deepstack has been increased to £100,000 as has the £150 side event to £30,000.
DTD owner Rob Yong hopes the inclusion of the cameras will help him break the UK attendance record:
“Sigh… we now have a “massive” 81 runners bought in, so with 25 days left to enter, we need an average of 31 entries per day to break the 848 record set by Pokerstars at the EPT last week. I need your help! With the record attempt now being televised, I would like the minimum amount of egg on my face for trying this event!”
We think it should be a cracking event, where else can you get a deep stack event at a luxury venue, with a £14,000 first prize and the chance at making a televised final - for £50?
In case you missed it, we have a $1,000 Freeroll Series on WSOP.com that is almost certainly going to have a small attendance as its only open to UK players!