Not only did we have the conclusion of the PokerStars UKIPT/EPT London tournament series, but this past weekend also saw another great turnout for a Genting Poker Series stop, this time in Edinburgh, Scotland.
We’ll take a look at the results from the GPS Edinburgh in this week’s Around UK Poker, and we’ll also take a look at a couple more categories from the upcoming British Poker Awards, the schedule for the upcoming GUKPT Luton tournament, and yet another career milestone for Chris Moorman.
Mark Lane wins GPS Edinburgh
The Genting Poker Series Edinburgh Main Event drew a field of 352 players, easily eclipsing the £100k guarantee the tournament sported –with the prize-pool topping off at just over £140k.
At the start of the final day of the Genting Poker Series Edinburgh Main Event all eyes were on recent UKIPT London winner Robbie Bull… or more accurately stated, on his absence.
According to the GPS website, Bull showed up a few hands late for the final day of the tournament –with just 14 players remaining—and when he did show-up he didn’t last very long, shoving 55 and getting called by AJ, and heading to the cashier cage to collect his 14th place prize just 20 minutes into the day.
With the elimination of Bull a major storyline evaporated, but the remaining players put on quite a show of poker skill, especially the eventual winner Mark Lane.
Here is a look at the final table payouts from the tournament:
1. Mark Lane — £30,850
2. Darren Knaggs –£24,080
3. Dan Trett –£17,460
4. Martin Gallagher — £12,110
5. David Carson — £8,720
6. Wayne Eustace — £6,900
7. Thomas Grundy– £5,500
8. Nick Banks — £4,110
9. Paul Johnson — £2,960
2013 British Poker Awards Preview: Best Online Cash Player and Best Performance
Once again we will take a look at a couple of the categories from the 2013 British Poker Awards that we first told you about in this article: 2013 British Poker Awards announced. This week we’ll take a closer look at two more categories and I’ll offer up my non-expert opinion on who might leave the BPA ceremony with the hardware.
Readers’ Choice: Performance of the Year
* Matt Ashton
* Matt Perrins
* Barny Boatman
* David Vamplew
* Stephen Chidwick
This is one of the most competitive categories in my opinion, considering you have UK legend Barny Boatman winning his first bracelet, 2013 WSOP standouts Matt Ashton and Matt Perrins, not to mention David Vamplew and Stephen Chidwick. My heart is telling me to pick Barny, but my brain is screaming Ashton.
Readers’ Choice: Best Online Cash Player
* Alexander “Kanu7” Millar
* Rob “Vaga_Lion” Akery
* David “SexyGee” Gent
* Ben “Milkybarkid” Grundy
* Matt “MUSTAFABET” Ashton
I have to be honest here, I don’t know too much about some of these players, so I’m going to go with the well-known, Alexander Millar, who is considered one of the top online talents in the game.
To vote for the 2013 British Poker Awards, or to find out more about the BPA’s, you can visit their website.
UK News Bites
Season 7 of the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour is coming to a close, but not before the tour’s annual stop in Luton, England, which is set to begin on October 17.
In addition to a number of side events the Luton series will feature the tour’s usual £1,000 + £70 Main Event, which boasts an impressive £200k guarantee. With a fee of just £70, and deep-stacks and slow blind levels, the GUKPT is one of the most skillful and best valued tournaments in poker at the moment.
You can find out more about the GUKPT by following this link.
Chris Moorman wins 17th Triple Crown
In September Chris Moorman earned his 15th career Pocket Fives Triple Crown. Just a week ago he was busy earning his 16th career Triple Crown on his way to surpassing the $10 million mark in career online tournament earnings and if you figured he would be busy celebrating for a while you guessed wrong.
This past weekend Moorman picked-up Triple Crown #17, extending his own record to six over the next closest competitor.
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