2017 WSOP: The UK & Ireland Story So Far
The 2017 World Series of Poker is in full swing and 46 of the scheduled 74 events have seen their champions crowned, but how are players from the United Kingdom and Ireland performing so far?
With the help of UK & Ireland PokerNews’ friends at Main Event Travel, the official travel partner for 888poker, we have compiled a spreadsheet with all of the UK and Irish players’ results and it does make for interesting reading.
The first cash of the 2017 WSOP went to Vincent Russell who finished eighth in the $565 No Limit Hold’em Casino Employees event. Russell netted a career-best $5,941 for his final table appearance in the event that former PokerNews employee Chad Holloway won in 2013.
Next up was the first British bracelet of the series, which went to PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree and her boyfriend Igor Kurganov in the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Tag Team Championship; Boeree and Kurganov shared a cool $136,982 for their victory.
Another popular British duo cashed in the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Tag Team event, namely Barny Boatman and partypoker LIVE President John Duthie who finished in 105th place for $1,499. Boatman and Duthie have been friends for more than a decade with Duthie founding the European Poker Tour and Boatman and his “Hendon Mob” being regulars on the tour.
Boatman has gone on to cash a total of five times to date for combined winnings of $19,040.
The Boatman and Duthie team weren’t the most successful British tag teams in the event because three more teams navigated their way into the money places, too. Natalie Bromley and Adam Bromley finished in 101st place for $1,499, Luke Yerby and Jay Yerby bust in 97th place for $1,562 and the James Rann and Andrew Hedley team progressed to 34th place for $3,506.
In addition to Boeree bagging a bracelet, two other Britsh stars have won gold. 888poker ambassador Chris Moorman triumphed in the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed event and added $498,682 to his impressive lifetime winnings, while Christopher Brammer took down the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em tournament for $527,555 and a coveted gold bracelet.
There have also been a series of near misses for our stars because Howard Smith and Harry Law were the runners-up in the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo and the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha events for scores of $119,524 and $143,017 while Charlie Carrel finished in third-place in the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Heads-Up Championship for $112,379.
The largest cashes to-date are the aforementioned bracelet wins for Moorman and Brammer, although Ireland’s Marc MacDonnell helped himself to the $420,805 fourth-place prize in the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Millionaire Maker event. This is the second time in recent history that MacDonnell has come agonisingly close to winning a bracelet having finished second in the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Hyper Turbo event in 2015.
Both Moorman and Boatman lead the way in terms of number of cashes with five apiece, while Adam Owen (3), Andrew Hedley (2), Andrew Teng (4), Aymon Hata (3), Ben Dobson (3), Benny Glaser (2), Charlie Carrel (3), Chris Gordon (2), Chris Brammer (2), Colin Lovelock (3), Damien Le Goff (2), Donnacha O’Dea (2), Fraser MacIntyre (3), Gavin O’Rourke (2), Harold Lilie (2), Harry Lodge (2), Howard Smith (2), Innes Young (2), James Millman (2), James Rann (2), Jarvis Postnikoff (2), Jay Yerby (2), John Duthie (2), John O’Shea (3), Kenneth Broad (2), Marc MacDonnell (3), Mark Reilly (2), Matthew Moore (2), Matthew Davenport (2), Max Silver (2), Michael O’Sullivan (2), Michael Zhang (3), Niall Farrell (2) and Niall Murray (2) all have multiple cashes.
With almost 30 events yet to play, including the $10,000 Main Event, there is plenty of opportunities for our players to add to the $3,089,365 they have already won and ample chances to get their hands on the most sought-after prize in live poker, a WSOP bracelet.
Stay tuned to the World Series of Poker live updates here at PokerNews and see if you can rail some Brits home to victory.