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Four Champions Crowned at the APAT World Championships

Vinny Anderson: 2015 APAT WCOAP Irish Poker champion

While the European Poker Tour (EPT) was busy crowning its new champions in Malta, the Amateur Poker Association & Tour (APAT) was setting up shop in the heart of the British capital, London, where the 2015 World Championship Of Amateur Poker (WCOAP) is taking place.

The action has been fast and furious and there have already been four champions created, each one of them winning a bankroll-boosting sum of cash, the coveted APAT gold medal and the much sought after WCOAP championship bracelet.

Event #1 of the WCOAP was the £50+£5 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha World Championship, a tournament that attracted 66 players to the Aspers Stratford felt. One of the entrants, Paresh Doshi, fancies himself as a PLO aficionado and finished second in a £200+£20 PLO side event at the 2015 UKIPT London festival for £2,200. Now he has an outright victory in the game after defeating Dorina Clochan heads-up for the title.

2015 WCOAP Event #1: Pot Limit Omaha Final Table Results

Paresh Doshi
Paresh Doshi

Entrants: 66
Prize pool: £3,300

1Paresh Doshi£1,100
2Dorina Clochan£690
3Shan Bhatia£445
4Mick Doyle£330
5Michael Perry£245
6Bradley Green£195
7Richard Baker£165
8Lisa Hawkes£130

Event #2 is also in the bag, the £50+£5 Irish tournament. Forty-six players turned out for this event and they were all outlasted by Vinny Anderson.

2015 WCOAP Event #2: Irish Poker Final Table Results

Entrants: 46
Prize pool: £2,300

1Vinny Anderson£790
2Christian Ciuperca£525
3Silvia Uaguero£345
4Alan Ellis£275
5Ryan Johnson£205
6Oliver Perkins£160

A popular format in live poker tournaments is the Ante-Only where there are no blinds. Instead, everyone pays an ante from the word go and these antes increase in place of the blinds.

Having missed out on some PLO glory by pure bubbling, Milena Langdale put some demons to bed and topped the field of 62 to get her hands on the gold medal, championship bracelet and a welcomed £975.

2015 WCOAP Event #3: Antes Only Final Table Results

Milena Langdale
Milena Langdale

Entrants: 62
Prize pool: £3,100

1Milena Langdale£975
2Richard Garbutt£710
3Diogo Andre Gouveia Batista£465
4Dawn Cooke£370
5Krzysztof Pregowski£275
6Luca Cannella£215
7Angelo Milioto£90

The WCOAP’s latest champion is Gabriel Iemmito, a winner in poker’s latest craze Open Face Chinese. This event was sold out and when the dust had settled, Iemmito was the last of 33 standing and he was awarded £605 and the usual package of medals and bracelets.

2015 WCOAP Event #4: Open Face Chinese

Gabriel Iemmito
Gabriel Iemmito

Entrants: 33
Prize pool: £1,650

1Gabriel Iemmito£605
2Paresh Doshi£410
3Gregory Divall£260
4Jonathan Rees£210
5David Howard£165

March 30 sees two more WCOAP events take place and that means two more champions are to be crowed. There is a Mix Max Championship where play begins full ring, then swaps to short-handed before settling the event heads-up.

Also taking place is the Pot Limit Omaha 4/5/6 championship, a dealers choice event where entrants will play not only standard PLO but also five-card and six-card Omaha.

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