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The Week That Was: UKIPT Six Max, Vamplew Wins an FTOPS and More

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The Week That Was article is perfect for the poker fan who lives a hectic schedule – and let’s face it, that covers most of us. Keep reading to discover the most popular stories on UK & Ireland PokerNews over the past seven days.

David Vamplew Wins an FTOPS

Scotland’s David Vamplew added an FTOPS title to his already impressive poker CV. Vamplew, a former European Poker Tour champion – he won the London leg in 2010 – bested a field of 2,329 in the $320 buy-in FTOPS Event #20, a result that netted him a cool $111,768.04.

Find out who else won big that Sunday in our British and Irish focussed round up of the Sunday Majors.

Ben Mayhew Wins the 2013 UKIPT Nottingham Six-Max Main Event

There were emotional scenes at the Dusk Till Dawn casino this week as Ben Mayhew took down the £1,100 UKIPT Nottingham Six-Max Main Event. Mayhew bagged himself £72,840 following a three-way deal and dedicated his victory to his late father.

Read about the tournament’s final table, here.

Former Everton Star Thomas Gravesen Retires to Las Vegas

Former Danish professional footballer Thomas Gravesen had a reputation for being a tough tackler, but it was not common knowledge that he was also an astute businessman.

Gravesen invested a large portion of his wages into a number of financial companies and those investments bore fruit and left Gravesen with a €100 million fortune! Gravesen, now fully retired, plans on heading to Las Vegas with his Czech-born model girlfriend to live the high life.

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Toby Lewis and Dermot Blain Still Top of Their GPI

The Global Poker Index is the premier live poker tournament ranking system and every tournament player worth their salt wants to rank highly in. Two players who are ranked number one in their respective countries are the UK’s Toby Lewis and Ireland’s Dermot Blain.

Want to know who is in the chasing pack in both the UK and Ireland GPI? This article is for you.

888 Extends a US Partnership / Unibet Plan Standalone Software

British gambling firm 888 Holdings have extended their partnership with Optimal Payments — the parent company of Neteller – for the regulated U.S. market.

Elsewhere, Unibet announced plans to leave the former Microgaming network, now known as MPN, in 2014 to set up its own standalone software and online poker site. It is a big blow to MPN as Ladbrokes are also set to leave before 2013 ends.

Read more about 888 here and Unibet here.

Moorman Ranked Number One in the World

Chris Moorman not only tops the UK & Ireland’s online poker tournament rankings – supplied by – but the Essex lad is currently ranked the number one online MTT player in the entire world.

The current UK & Ireland top 10 has some outstanding poker talent in it and watching them jostle for position is proving to be interesting indeed.

See the UK & Ireland top 10 ranked MTT players, here.

Win Signed Footwear of Rafa Nadal, Sergio Garcia, Teddy Sheringham and Gerard Pique

One of the last stories to make it onto the site this week was that of a shoe auction, but not just any shoe auction. The Small Steps Project raises money to help children around the world who are forced to live on landfill rubbish tips. One way they raise money is by auctioning the signed footwear of celebrities.

Four such poker playing celebrities, Rafa Nadal, Sergio Garcia, Teddy Sherringham and Gerard Pique have kindly donated some footwear for you to bid on.

Head over to this article to find out how to get your hands, or should that be feet, on these sporting icons’ shoes.

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