It’s been a huge weekend for UK & Ireland poker, with not one but FOUR major tournaments over the weekend. The UniBet Open in London is still taking place but we have the results from the rest of them:
Nick Abou Risk Completes UKIPT Double in Galway
We have the first double UKIPT champion just one year into the tours inception, as UKIPT Edinburgh champion Nick Abou Risk took down UKIPT Galway for €67,100. Despite severe weather 266 players made their way to Ireland for the first leg of season 2 and the Dublin based Canadian came out on top, beating Trish Mallin heads up for his second title.
|1: Nick Abou Risk, Canada - €67,100|
|2: Trish Mallin, Ireland - €41,300|
|3: Maurice Silke, Ireland - €25,250|
|4: Vytenis Navickas, Lithuania, PokerStars qualifier - €18,600|
|5: Eoin Olin, Ireland - €15,400|
|6: Dan Rankin, Ireland, PokerStars qualifier - €12,725|
|7: Roar Aspaas, Norway, PokerStars qualifier - €10,100|
|8: Johan Meyer, Germany - €7,975|
|9: Aonghus Farrell, Ireland - €5,700|
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Luke Fields Wins GUKPT Champion of Champions Event
As one major UK tour begins, the other major UK poker tour concluded in Coventry this weekend at the GUKPT Champion of Champions. 153 GUKPT champions came together for the £150,000 freeroll which was restricted to the winners of GUKPT main events, side events and online festivals. Prolific tour champions Steve Holden and Alli Mallu made the final table but they were outlasted by GUKPT Sheffield Summer Series champion Luke Fields, who pocketed the £44,250 first prize.
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Marc Foggin Wins DTD Deepstack
Hats off, as always, to Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham who commited to their €100,000 monthly deepstack guarantee despite the severe weather and busy UK poker schedule this weekend. It culminated in a £15,100 overlay as a still incredibly impressive 283 players sat down for the event. Coming out ahead of all of those players was Marc Foggin, who took down the £31,183.
Picture courtesy of Blondepoker, who provided Live Updates from the event.