Ben Jackson Signs Sponsorship Deal; Chris Moorman Wins 19th PocketFives Triple Crown
One of British poker’s best up and coming poker players, Ben Jackson, has signed a sponsorship deal with LadsPoker of the Winning Poker Network
Jackson broke the news to his friends and followers on his Facebook account last week, saying: “I am pleased to say I am now the new sponsored pro for ladspoker.com and my first tournament will be in London playing the £250 6-max on Tuesday 19th Nov, followed by the GUKPT Grand Final Main Event on Friday 22nd Nov.”
The youngster, who is the son of UK poker legend Paul “Action” Jackson, burst onto the live poker scene late in 2011 when he won a £300 side event at GUKPT Coventry and followed that up with another win in a £500 side event at GUKPT Blackpool before finishing second in the GUKPT Blackpool Main Event for a career-best score of £47,820. He has since cashed an additional 11 times, including a deep run in the 2012 EPT Barcelona Main Event, although Jackson has not played much volume in 2013 and his last live result came in April, something that is bound to change as he heads to the GUKPT Grand Final.
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Chris Moorman Wins 19th PocketFives.com Triple Crown
Chris Moorman continues to win tournaments more often that most players cash in them and this weekend secured a record 19th Triple Crown, an award given by the PocketFives site to any player who wins three poker tournaments on three different sites within a seven-day timeframe.
Last week, Moorman won the $10,000 Guaranteed Speed tournament at partypoker for $2,860 and five days later took down a $20,000 guaranteed event on the Ongame Network for $4,279. Then on Sunday, Moorman won the Winamax High Roller for a cool $18,353 locking up Triple Crown number 19 (win 238 of his career) and taking his winnings way past the $10.3 million mark.