The Week That Was: Brits Tear up EPT, WCOOP and MiniFTOPS + New UK Tour
Here at UK & Ireland PokerNews, we appreciate that you do not always have the time to sit and read through every article we publish at the time it goes live on the site, so we compile a weekly round-up for you called The Week That Was. Here is the latest edition for you to have a gander at your leisure.
Tom Middleton became the first British player since Zimnan Ziyard in Season 8 to win a European Poker Tour Main Event title when he won Season 10's EPT Barcelona Main Event. Middleton, 26 and from Leeds, turned down a deal when four-handed and it worked in his favour as he went on to win the tournament, banking €942,000 in the process.
Martin Malone bagged himself more than $52,000 when he won the Full Tilt Poker Sunday Brawl. There were plenty of decent scores for British and Irish players on that Sunday, proving once again that our players are among the very best in the world.
Titles Galore For UK Players
Toby Lewis got the ball rolling with an outright win in a WCOOP event for $189,000; a result that came only a couple of weeks after his first FTOPS title (which netted him $233,000). Not to be outdone, Lewis's friend, Rhys "floppinhel" Jones won himself not one but two MiniFTOPS events, the first one being not so mini as it topped the scales at more than $50,000.
Dave "CrabMaki" Shallow won his second career WCOOP, too.
It wasn't only the pros winning titles, poker bloggers got in on the act too when Lee "chingster23" Davy took down Event #9. Top bombing, gentlemen.
partypoker launched their new five-stop UK poker tour last week, adding another option to an already crowded UK schedule. Costing only £200 to enter, this new tour is aimed at the recreational market and should be well attended across all five stops.
Other popular articles included Dan O'Brien's comments on the "First Off The Deck" rule that is causing controversy in the tournament poker world, a revelation that Rounders 2 may be in the pipeline and Marvin Rettenmaier returning to the number one spot in the Global Poker Index.
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