In an extraordinary performance Matt Perrins from Manchester has won event number 9 the 2-7 lowball despite only learning the game a few days prior by watching a few youtube videos.
This makes Matt the 2nd UK player to pick up a coveted WSOP bracelet so far at the 2011 championships, the first was of course Jake Cody who is a close friend of Matt. Both players now go down in poker history and are flying the flag for UK poker players thus far.
With only a few events down it looks like a great Year for UK players at the WSOP, and with the main event still to come and plenty of final table finishers hailing from the UK there must be more elusive jewelry coming back to our shores.
Perrins picked up $102,105 for his win in the event after besting a 275 strong field competing for the crown. The heads up was against Chris Bjorn from London who origioannly from Sweden from collected $63,112 for his efforts.
The rail at the 2011 WSOP is full of British cheering on the UK players, described as “truly awesome” by some commentators and “more rowdy than a soccer match” by some players, we’ll forgive them for saying soccer instead of football this one time!
It’s still not too late to win your wsop 2011 seat and who knows, perhaps you could book your place in poker history.