Following a wipe out in events 24 and 25 at the WSOP, UK poker players are fighting back in the championship tournaments currently in play. With one day remaining in the No Limit 6 Handed Championship (Event 26), Chris Moorman from Benfleet has a healthy advantage over the 30 rivals that remain, which include three further UK poker players – Rupert Elder, Daniel Morgan and Sam Grafton.
In the $10,000 Limit Hold´em Championship (Event 27), Darren Woods – winner of the 6 Handed Limit Championship on Tuesday – holds a strong position amongst the chip leaders with one day to play and the field down to the last two tables. Events 28 ($1,500 NLHE) and 29 (10 Game Mix / 6 Handed) are still in the mid-stages with plenty of British runners in with a chance.
Manchester Here We Come
The Bwin Poker sponsored Grand Series of Poker (GSOP) is an international event covering venues throughout Europe, with a series final hosted in the Dominican Republic next April. Each leg of the series has a Main Event with a $1,500 + $150 buy-in which regularly attracts fierce competition from all over Europe, and the current batch of qualifiers available on Bwin Poker offers the chance to win a superb package which include accommodation, travel expenses and spending money (total value $3,600).
The first leg of the GSOP takes place in Manchester at the Old Trafford Stadium from August 2nd and you can qualify for a GSOP Main Event Package from as little as $2.20 each day, or leap straight into the online finals each Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday until 27th July for a buy-in of $320.00. With a minimum of 91 packages available through Bwin Poker, and a guaranteed prize pool of $500,000, it is worth signing up now and taking on this incredible challenge.
DTD Poker Nottingham (Again)
Dusk till Dawn have brought forward the time of their Saturday “Weekend Super 50” due to the increasing popularity of the event. Last week saw a new record of 417 entries, a prize pool of £20,850 and a first prize of just under £6,000, for a £50.00 + £8.00 buy-in tournament. The live poker tournament now starts at 2.00pm with a £15,000 guarantee and offers the option of a re-entry for players who bust out in the early rounds. A £50.00 + £6.00 Deepstack Turbo evening tournament will also be hosted for players not reaching the bubble.
DTD Poker Director, Simon Trumper said “£6,000 for first prize is unheard of for a £50.00 one day event. I have played £200 and £300 buy-in tournaments where the winner got less. Our club is about creating huge prize pools and giving players a higher return on their investment than any other venue in the UK. Our new re-entry system gives players the option of another shot at the prizepool and has really proved popular with those who had travelled a long distance to the club. Poker is a game of skill, but there is nothing more frustrating than making a long trip and being busted out in the first level when you’ve had aces get cracked.”
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