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Dual Winners on the Sky Poker Tour

Jamie Rhind (Photo: Sky Poker)

The excellent Sky Poker Tour had a little twist this weekend in that they ran two events, 100s of miles apart may we add, at the same time! Whilst the tour was down in sunny Brighton there was another leg of the tour running concurrently in bonny Glasgow!

A total of 145 players turned up to each event though the payouts were slightly different as the decision was made to pay the top 14 at the Rendezvous Casino in Brighton but the top 15 at the Alea Casino in Glasgow.

Sky Poker Tour Brighton

Dual Winners on the Sky Poker Tour 101

In Brighton Sam Shackleton spoiled the party by somehow managing to turn around a six-to-one chip deficit to beat the Sky Poker sponsored Julian Thew. Had Thew finished off the job he would have won back-to-back titles having won the Luton leg the last time out. According to the extensive Hendon Mob database this was Shackleton's first major cash and what a way to do it, by staging an epic comeback against a former EPT champion and the only player to have won three GUKPT Main Events.

Sky Poker Brighton results

1Sam Shackleton£4,444
2Julian Thew£2,600
3Dean Smith£1,800
4Nick Pryce£1,406
5Dave Harvey£1,050
6Ray Burrows£830
7Carlo Hassan£640
8Gareth Lewis£500
9Dean Olivant£360
10David Price£220
11Sam Razavi£190
12Graham Nicholson£170
13Stephen Eames£150
14Ian Smith£140

Sky Poker Tour Glasgow

Up in Glasgow it was third time lucky for Jamie Rhind (pictured) who already had two cashes on this season's Sky Poker Tour and now he has a win to his name too. Along with the £3,500 he picked up for winning the Glasgow leg, Rhind also picks up a Sky Poker Tour Grand Final seat just as Shackleton does for his victory in Brighton.

Sky Poker Tour Glasgow results

1Jamie Rhind£3,500
2Gary Porteous£2,600
3Alex McLuckie£1,600
4William Langa£1,300
5Colin MacInnes£1,160
6Mark Hicks£1,040
7David Blair£800
8Graham Phipps£650
9William McLuckie£510
10Alistair Findlay£360
11David Shaw£220
12David Blacklaw£220
13David Robb£220
14Robert Stewart£220
15Iain McMillan£100

There are just three stops left on this season's calendar and you can next play in its fifth leg in Cardiff. The Cardiff stop is a one day event to be held at the Les Croupiers Casino on Saturday 28th April. Satellites for this event will appear on Sky Poker in the coming days.

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