The Week That Was: Skidmore Slay Goliath, WCOOP Previews and More
Last week, UK & Ireland PokerNews lunched its new “The Week That Was” article where we recap the biggest stories of the past seven days. After much positive response – thanks for that – the article looks set to be a regular feature on the site. With that in mind, let us look at what went on in the UK and Ireland last week.
Jake Skidmore Slays the Goliath
The 2013 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) Goliath ended last Monday and left Jake Skidmore as the only player standing. Skidmore started the nine-handed final table as the shortest stack yet he still managed to leave Coventry as a GUKPT champion, a champion with £56,540.
Sebastian Saffari Finishes Fourth in the Super Tuesday
The Super Tuesday is one of the most exciting tournaments to watch from the sidelines; it is probably exciting to play but there are not many players who can afford the $1,050 buy-in. One man who did pony up the huge buy-in was Sebastian Saffari, a player who has featured in our Best of the British Isles section.
Saffari was the last Brit standing this week, but he couldn’t quite go all the way and take the tournament down. Instead, Saffari finished fourth for a more than respectable $37,600.
PokerNews Looks at the WCOOP
The latest edition of the World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) is about to start and we took a look at some of the facts and figures from past WCOOPs, along with making predictions of Irish players to look out for and Brits who we think could catch the eye during the series. Click the relevant links to be whisked away to each piece.
Although not technically UK or Irish focussed news, here are a few other interesting poker stories that made their way onto the UK & Ireland site this week.
- WSOP Main Event chip leader JC Tran Signs with 888poker
- Poker legend Bobby Hoff passes away
- Steven Silverman wins the inaugural WPT Alpha8 tournament for almost $900,000
- Blair Hinkle wins Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $10,000,000 Guaranteed