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UK Pokernews Roundup: John Gray Wins IPO, Changes to World Heads Up Championships and Poker Million Final (Spoiler alert)

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*****Spoiler Warning*****Do not scroll down to the bottom of this page if you do not want to find out the results of the heats in the Full Tilt Poker Million on Sky Sports.

John Gray Wins BoylePoker International Poker Open
Once again the BoylePoker IPO commanded one of the biggest tournament fields ever seen in Europe, with 1,293 players in total for this year’s event (Which is especially impressive given the tournaments strong French following was depleted this year because of changes to French poker regulation). After three days of play at the Regency Hotel in Dublin, local boy John Gray of Drogheda was crowned the winner.

He pocketed the princely sum of €50,600 which is some return from the €200 buy-in, which is what makes this low stakes live event special. Gray wasn’t the only big winner, as the IPO itself scooped the ‘Poker Festival of the Year’ award at the Irish Poker Awards which was being held in conjunction with this event.

This writer was there for the entire weekend and it was, once again, one of the best events of the year. Stay tuned for a full trip report this week.

1st John Gray €50,600
2nd Eddie Landy €33,683
3rd Aidan Connolly €23,538
4th Gavin Flynn €17,735
5th Vincent Cosgrave €13,944
6th Conor Reddy €11,416
7th Craig Borrer €9,395
8th Leon Pascal €7,057
9th Daniel Ward €4,618

Changes to the World Heads Up Poker Championships
There has been a date change to the upcoming World Heads Up Poker Championships, which form part of the GUKPT Grand Final in London next month. The £2,000 + £200 No Limit Hold’em WHU Championship tournament will now take place from the 19th to the 22nd of November, with the final being held on Monday the 22nd. Two rounds will be played per day starting at midday.

The event will be streamed live online for those of you that cant make it, but for those of you that fancy a shot, there will be weekly £200 super satellites on Blue Square Poker to win a package . If you sign up via PokerNews, you will also be eligible for our fantastic free £11 and £55 tournament tokens promotion.

Full Tilt Poker Million IX Final Table ****Spoilers*****
The final heat is in the books and we have a thrilling final table set for later this year at the Full Tilt Poker Million IX in London. Brighton chairman Tony Bloom, Barny Boatman, Howard Lederer and Seth Webber were joined this week by Gus Hansen, Patrik Antonius and WSOPE Main Event Champ James Bord.

Bord is probably going to be the player to watch in the final, a relative unknown just 2 months ago he has gone on to capture WSOPE Gold, a Marrakech High Rollers event and now the final of the biggest studio tournament in poker.

But there is still time to make a huge impact on this event, as once again Full Tilt Poker are allowing an eighth player a fasttrack straight into the televised final with their parachute promotion. On December 1 at 14:35 ET there will be a 5,000 FTP satellite with the coveted 8th spot on offer to the winner.

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