The Week That Was: Trigg Wins GUKPT; Goulder Wins Big Game
Another week has been and gone and it was another busy seven days in the world of UK & Ireland PokerNews. if you have been too busy to tune into the site, here's a selection of the most popular stories of the past week.
Sheffield-based poker pro, pro gambler and all-round nice guy Rick Trigg secured his first GUKPT title when he won the Blackpool leg for more than £53,000.
Prior to this victory, Trigg had a second and third place finish in GUKPT Main Events and is delighted to have finally taken one down.
Alex Goulder helped himself to the £15,000 first place prize in the inaugural Big Game at Dusk Till Dawn.
A new format, the Big Game proved popular with punters with over 500 players turning out for it. Goulder outlasted them all and secured another impressive win.
Leeds Marrow, the student run branch of blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan, is running charity poker night in order to raise much needed funds. The tournament takes place in the Leeds Student Union on November 23 and costs a paltry £8 to enter.
Leeds Marrow is a superb charity so if you are free on November 23, why not go down and support their cause?
Rush Poker fans in the UK can finally play their favourite game on their iOS powered device after Full Tilt Poker launched its native iOS app, replacing the HTML5 stop-gap.
Chris Moorman climbed back to the top of the worldwide rankings this week and rightly so. The Essex-lad is a living legend despite his relatively tender years and is widely regarded to be the best online poker tournament player of all time.
Read more about Moorman and other highly rated UK & Ireland players in our latest rankings article.
The entire world has been rocked by the devastation caused by the typhoon in the Philippines. The relief effort is immense and poker players can support it thanks to PokerStars.
Players can make donations via PokerStars' dummy tournaments and a special typhoon account, with PokerStars matching all donations made.
Earlier in 2013, Ben Foxwell won the UK Student Poker Championships for a score of £3,500. Foxwell also bagged a £2,125 seat to the 2013 GUKPT Grand Final Main Event, too.
Callum Stewart caught up with Foxwell to see how the past seven months have gone, his plans for the Grand Final and more. Read the full interview here.
The MPN — formerly the Microgaming Network — launched a new reward system called Achievements. Players earn badges for completing tasks within the various games available on MPN skins.