UK Pokernews Roundup: EPT London Final Table, UKIPT Season 2 Announced and GUKPT Brighton Starts Today
EPT London Final Table Today
The hectic London poker festival is almost at and end as the final, and biggest, event on the calendar culminates today. EPT London started with a record breaking 848 players including many of the best players in the world, it concludes today with a somewhat lesser known contingent of players.
That is of course, except for legendary player John Juanda, who is joint chip leader. A win today would see him jump from 8th to 4th in the all time money rankings (leap frogging 4 world champions including Phil Hellmuth in the process) as well as increasing his lead in the number one spot for the all time England tournament rankings.
There is also a Brit presence in the form of David Vamplew of Scotland, who is a professional online cash specialist. He has already seen his friends Max Silver and Nick Risk win UKIPT events this year and will be hoping to join them at the UKIPT Champion of Champions event this week.
Seat Name Chips
We have all the action from start to finish today as our Live Reporting Team will be braving the tube strike until we have a winner at EPT London.
PokerStars Announce UKIPT Season 2
Speaking of the UK & Ireland Poker Tour, PokerStars have just announced Season 2 of the tour that has been a huge success this year. New to the schedule are Cork and Newcastle and many of the guarantees have increased significantly:
Galway, Ireland: Dec 2-5 - €1,000 + 100
Nottingham, UK: Feb 11-14 - £500 + 60
Manchester, UK: Mar 10-14 - £500 + 50
Cork, Ireland: May 19-22 - €500 + 60
Newcastle, UK: Jun 16-20 - £500 + 50
Brighton, UK: Jul 14-18 - £500 + 50
Edinburgh, UK: Aug 11-15 - £500 + 50
Dublin, Ireland: Sept 8-11 - €500 + 60
London, UK: TBC
UKIPT Host Nick Wealthall said, “The response from players to the first season was overwhelming and really exciting to be a part of. Season 2 promises to be even bigger, but we won’t lose what makes the tour special: great value, local character and the most fun you can have at a poker tournament.”
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GUKPT Brighton Starts Today
Poker in the UK never stops, as today sees the start of the 7th leg of the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour in Brighton. Last year Bernard Litman took down this leg for £70,520 and as always a seat in the Champion of Champions event goes to the winner of every event including side events:
Monday 4th October: £200 + £20 NL Hold'em Freezeout 7.30pm (2 days)
Tuesday 5th October: £300 + £30 NL Hold'em Freezeout 7.30pm (2 days)
Wednesday 6th October: £250 + £25 PL Omaha Double Chance Freezeout 6.00pm (1 day)
Wednesday 6th October: £150 + £15 NL Hold'em F/O Super Satellite to Main Event 8.30pm (1 day)
Thursday 7th October: £100 + £10 NL Hold'em Re-Entry 7.30pm (1 day)
Friday 8th October: £1,000 + £70 NL Hold'em Main Event Day 1 12.00pm/6.30pm (3 days)
Saturday 9th October: £60 NL Hold'em Rebuy Super Satellite to Grand Final 2.30pm (1 day)
Saturday 9th October: £250 + £25 NL Hold'em Freezeout 7.30pm (2 days)
Sunday 10th October: £100 + £10 NL Hold'em Bounty Tournament 5.00pm (1 day)
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