The first month of 2014 still isn’t finished but Simon Deadman is already guaranteed to have his best live tournament results of his career so far – in terms of winnings at least.
At the start of January, Deadman finished second in the £440 buy-in Genting Poker Series Nottingham Main Event, a result that tells only half of the story. You see, Deadman was in danger of running away with that particular tournament when he decided to lower his exposure to variance and lock up £70,000 – which so happened to be £27,500 more than third placed Tim Slater and £31,000 more than the eventual winner Michael Richardson took home, such were the chip counts at the deal negotiations.
In the early hours of Monday morning (Jan.26), Deadman again finished second in a major live event, this time to France’s Kamel Tir in the €2,500 France Poker Series High Roller event in Deauville. Deadman outlasted all but one of the 303 entrants to bank €87,280 in prize money, the largest cash of his career.
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Deadman is now looking for a deep run in the €5,300 buy-in European Poker Tour Deauville Main Event.
Also making it into the money of the FPS High Roller were Mathew Frankland (12th for €10,100), Kuljinder Sidhu (14th for €9,030), fellow Yorkie Gareth Teatum (21st for €6,400), Jeremy Nock (24th for €5,800), and Shaun Hegarty (36th for €4,500).
The FPS has been a happy hunting ground for plenty of other Brits, too. Ramey Shaio finished 4/142 for €9,750 in the €1,100 Turbo 8-Handed event. Niall Farrell and David Vamplew also cashed in the tournament.
Elsewhere, Andrew Teng final table bubbled the €1,100 FPS Main Event, securing a €18,400 payout, while Keith Johnson binked the €550 Pot Limit Omaha event for a €13,900 score.
Stay tuned to UK & Ireland PokerNews during the EPT Deauville festivities as we keep an eye on how the Irish and British boys and girls are getting on in the Main Event and side events.