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2014 WSOP: UK & Ireland’s Players Bank Over $8MM in Winnings

Paul Newey, Javed Abrahams, Andrew Teng, Richard Ashby, and Craig McCorkell

On Tuesday, the 2014 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event reached its final table and the November Nine revealed to the poker world. Sadly, despite many valiant efforts, none of the nine surviving players are from the United Kingdom or Ireland, concluding the WSOP for another 12 months.

Despite not having anyone representing our shores at the 2014 WSOP Main Event final table, this year’s series was a roaring success, one that saw our players reach the money places on 280 occasions, cashes that come to a combined $8,007,032.

The first of our cashes came from poker writer extraordinaire Lee Davy who finished in 86th place in Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em for $886 and the final result was Craig McCorkell’s 13th place finish in Event #65: $10,000 Main Event, which netted the popular pro an impressive $441,940.

McCorkell’s haul was the fourth largest cash had by one of our heroes, the largest sum being won by Paul Newey when he finish seventh in Event #57: The $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop for $1,418,667.

The two other scores that pipped McCorkell came from Javed Abrahams ($570,284 for finishing second in Event #64: $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship) and Andrew Teng ($465,972 for finishing fourth in Event #8: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold’em).

Ten more players secured six-figure pay days at various points of the series: Iaron Lightbourne ($286,900), Richard Ashby ($274,019 and $150,625), Max Silver ($273,646), Lynne Beaumont ($273,090), John Kabbaj ($267,327), Paul Senter ($186,388), Oliver Price ($158,064), Stuart Rutter ($124,447), Peter Gould ($122,731) and Daniel Wilson ($103,025).

It was Max Silver who helped himself to the most cashes during the series, finishing in-the-money six times for combined prizes of $342,316 while Richard “Chufty” Ashby cashed five times for $501,752 in prize money.

Barny Boatman also cashed five times ($60,794), while Roberto Romanello hit the money on four occasions ($38,922), as did Louis Salter ($55,732), Rhys Jones ($124,630), Stephen Chidwick ($50,079), Stuart Rutter ($146,747), and Sunny Chattha ($27,999).

Plenty more players bagged a hat trick of cashout receipts including Derek Miller ($12,134), Eoghan O’Dea ($23,038), John Kabbaj ($315,187), Matt Davenport ($24,119), Niall Farrell ($31,078), Peter Murphy ($39,089), Sky Poker Pro Ryan Spittles ($51,542), Sebastian Saffari ($17,073), Tim Davie ($56,352) and William Jones ($10,619).

There was so much success that it’s probably easier to fire off a few cliff notes to help summarise the exploits of our players at the 2014 WSOP.

  • Total cashes: 280
  • Total final tables: 19
  • Total bracelets won: 1
  • Total top 3 finishes: 5
  • Total prize money won: $8,007,032
  • Largest single cash: Paul Newey ($1,418,667)
  • Most cash won: Paul Newey ($1,418,667)
  • Most cashes: Max Silver (6)
  • Event with most cashes: Main Event (28 cashes for $1,982,603)

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