Amazingly, as 1,564 players broke records at DTD, a very impressive 602 players also made it to Cork for the latest leg of the PokerStars UK & Ireland Poker Tour in Cork. The €500 main event which is to be televised on Channel 4 later on this year created a €71,000 first prize for the eventual winner, Sam Razavi.
Once again Neil Channing will be rubbing his hands together as one of his BlackBelt Poker pros walks away with a top UK title. Razavi is only the third player to be promoted to the level of ‘Black Belt’ in Channing’s Dojo after making the final table of the Aussie Millions earlier this year. It looks like he will be keeping that honour for some time after beating David O’Connor heads-up for the title.
“It was a really tough table. I was glad a couple of people got badly coolered as they were causing me real problems!” admitted Razavi as he was presented with his award.
|1st:Sam Razavi, United Kingdom, €71,000|
|2nd:David O'Connor, Ireland, €41,200|
|3rd:Martin Mulsow, Germany, PokerStars player, €25,200|
|4th:Jamie Flynn, Ireland, PokerStars qualifier, €18,500|
|5th:Allen McCauley, Ireland, €14,800|
|6th:Adam Jaguscik, Poland, €11,300|
|7th:Chris Dowling, Ireland, €8,900|
|8th:Peter Burnett, United Kingdom, €6,900|
|9th:Vincent O'Connor, Ireland, PokerStars qualifier, €4,915|
The next leg of the tour is in Newcastle at the Aspers Casino, June 16-20. You can win your seat exclusively at PokerStars. Also, if you sign up to PokerStars through PokerNews you can also qualify for our exclusive $15,000 Sunday Million Freeroll next month.