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The Week That Was: Tom Macdonald Wins Big; Moorman's Run Continues

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It was a relatively quiet week in the world of UK & Irish poker, but that is not to say there were not a few big stories that broke during the past seven days. In case you missed them, here are some of the most popular stories of the past week.

Tom Macdonald Finishes Second at Alpha8 St. Kitts

Everyone's favourite Hull resident, no not Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott, Tom Macdonald may be more used to high stakes cash game action than super high roller tournaments but that did not stop him buying into the $100,000 buy-in Alpha8 St.Kitts event.

It turned out to be a great decision as Macdonald almost went all the way before falling at the final hurdle to finish second to Germany's Philipp Gruissem. Macdonald's second place finish banked him $679,000.

Read more about Macdonald's exploits, here.

Dusk Till Dawn Unveil the Sam Trickett High Roller Room

The Dusk Till Dawn casino in Nottingham is one of the most popular venues in the UK for poker and it now has its own, exclusive high roller room fit for any casino around the world.

Named after British legend Sam Trickett, The Trickett Room looks absolutely amazing and is sure to see plenty of action in the next few years.

Take a look at some of the room's images in this article.

British TV has 1.4 Million Gambling Ads Shown

Ever been sat watching TV during some downtime and thought to yourself that you've seen a ton of gambling advertisements shown? Well that's because almost 1.4 million such adverts were shown on British television in 2012.

The reason we know that is because Ofcom has been researching gambling advertisements and recently published its findings.

Read more about those findings here.

Ben Jackson Finds a Sponsor; Chris Moorman Continues to Win For Fun

In the expensive world of tournament poker, it pays to find a sponsor who is willing to support you financially. Poker sponsorships do not come around as often as they once did, yet Ben Jackson has managed to source one in the shape of LadsPoker.

While Jackson was signing on the dotted line, Chris Moorman was busy winning his 19th PocketFives Triple Crown, like the sicko that he is.

Read our article about both stories, here.

Paddy Power Shares Plummet

One of our favourite bookmakers is Ireland's Paddy Power thanks to their hilarious advertisements and superb money-back offers. Paddy Power recently issued a profit warning, one that says their end-of-year figures will be around €11 million less than previously expected due to a bad run of sporting results.

Find out more inside here.

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