The third installment of iPOPS [iPoker's Online Poker Series] made its welcome return on Sunday night with the opening $200,000 guaranteed event.
A total of 1,707 players parted with the $200+15 buy-in fee, but when the cyber smoke had cleared and the virtual dust settled, it was Black Belt Poker player Martin "OMGDannyRudd" Malone who stood triumphant.
A 28-year old pro from Southampton, Martin is an MTT specialist who plays anything from $5 rebuys upwards. In 2011, he made back-to-back final tables in the $200K GTD, including victory on Christmas Day.
This year, Christmas arrived even earlier as Martin found $34,141.28 credited to his Black Belt Poker account.
In all, 42 players played through Black Belt Poker including "Sensei" Neil Channing, Jamie Burland, Toby Lewis, and recent WPT hero Jerome Bradpiece. Seven made the money, one of whom was Orange Belt Nick "nickhem1" Hemming.
"I've played with Martin in live comps a couple of times," revealed Channing who departed in a disappointing 567th , "and he's modest about his talent. A good player."
iPOPS III Event #1 Final Table Results
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