2015 World Series of Poker: UK & Ireland's Story So Far

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Twenty-eight events from the scheduled 68 that make up the 2015 World Series of Poker (WSOP) are completed, meaning we’re almost at the halfway stage of this year’s festival.

It has been quite a successful WSOP for players from the UK and Ireland up to this point and had Lady Luck shone down on our players a little more at the crucial stages of some of the completed events, we would certainly have won more than a solitary gold bracelet.

As this article is being typed, UK & Ireland players have reached the money an impressive 118 times. Their average cash is $18,148.74 taking the total money won to $2,141.551. By the time Tuesday is over, there will be at least another three in-the-money finishes as James Rann and Jonathan McCaan are through to the final 29 players in the Monster Stack, and Chris Moorman is 3/21 in the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em event.

We had to wait until Event #4@ $3,000 No Limit Hold’em Shootout for thhe first Union Jack to appear in the results, that honour going to Phillip McAllister who finished 31st for $6,180. WSOP bracelet winner, Craig McCorkell also cashed in that event, busting in 21st place for $6,180.

Twenty-seven of our players reached the money place in the record-breaking Colossus with Laura Cerisola going the deepest, her run ending in 66th place for $14,330.00.

Cerisola’s five-figure score remained the largest so far only until the Event #6: $1,000 Hyper Hold’em where Ireland’s Marc MacDonnell fell at the final hurdle and finished as runner-up, a finish worth an impressive $155,876. MacDonnell was the first of our army of players to reach a 2015 WSOP final table, an honour also bestowed on 11 other players to date.

UK & Irish Players Reaching 2015 WSOP Final Tables

Marc MacDonnell#22$155,876
William Mitchell#8$14,449 
Craig McCorkell#125$82,467
Iaron Lightbourne#122$283,063
Ben Dobson#13$105,893 
Stephen Chidwick#177$38,447
Adam Owen#173$104,914
Stuart Rutter#185$67,248
John Gale#181$298,290
Oluwashola Akindele#208$43,888
Paul Ephremsen#203$196,986
Adam Owen#297$24,457

Several players have cashed multiple times, with Adam Owen cashing on three occasions and two of those being final table appearances.

Other multiple cashers include Andrew Teng (three cashes), Andy Black (two cashes), Ben Dobson (three cashes), Ben Warrington (two cashes), Chun Law (two cashes), Craig McCorkell (four cashes), David Vamplew (three cashes), Jonathan Wong (two cashes), Leon Louis (two cashes), Louis Salter (two cashes), Marc MacDonnell (three cashes), Mark Longhurst (two cashes), Niall Farrell (three cashes), Oluwashola Akindele (two cashes), Peter Blow (two cashes), Simon Deadman (two cashes), Stephen Chidwick (three cashes), and Stuart Rutter (three cashes).

Our solitary bracelet win came in Event #18: $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Turbo and is now on the wrist of 61-year old John Gale. This victory added $298,290 to Gale’s bankroll and you can read more about Gale, including his battle with a brain tumour, in this special article.

UK & Irish Players 2015 WSOP Statistics

  • Cashes: 118
  • Final tables: 12
  • Wins: 1
  • Top 3 finish: 6
  • Prize money won: $2,141,551
  • Most cashes by one player: Craig McCorkell (4)
  • Most money won by one player: John Gale ($298,290)

Stay tuned to UK & Ireland PokerNews throughout the 2015 WSOP as we bring you recaps of the action and look out for big scores had by our players.

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