Ali Ahmed

Ahmed in Toon to take down IPO

The third leg of the Full Tilt International Poker Open Tour attracted 166 entrants to Aspers Casino in Newcastle from 21-23 August to produce a prize pool of £24,900, with Ali Ahmed taking the £6,300 top prize after beating James Maxwell heads-up. Ahmed (pictured above) follows in the footsteps of Dave Masters and Keith Cummins,…

Harry Lodge

Lodge takes Sky Six-Max crown

University student Harry Lodge is £60,000 richer after winning the main event of the 2015 Sky Poker Six-Max UK Poker Championships at Nottingham’s Dusk Till Dawn. After lining up alongside 513 other entrants, 21-year-old Lodge managed to enter the final 16 on Sunday with the second largest chip stack, trailing only Richard Hawes in the…

Miikka Toikka

Toikka’s the top banana at Goliath

After more than a week of action, Liverpool IT professional Miikka Toikka won this year’s GUKPT Goliath from 8-16 August. Despite an impressive field in 2014, the GUKPT managed to smash all records this time around thanks to a mammoth 4,210 entries creating a first-place prize of £75,800, despite the event itself only costing £120…

Pierrick Tallon

Pierrick gets his talons into UKIPT title

Belgian Pierrick Tallon topped a field of 446 runners to win the UK and Ireland Poker Tour main event at the Rainbow Casino in Bristol from 5-9 August. The 23-year-old walked away with a first prize of £53,000 after seeing off a final table that included Ireland’s Joseph Lalor, Frenchman Otto Richard and the UK’s…

Stephen Foster

Foster takes Leeds GUKPT crown

Stephen Foster is the latest name to be added to the list of GUKPT winners after he took down the event in Leeds from 30 July-2 August. An impressive field of 249 entries created a guarantee-busting prize pool of £124,500 at the Westgate Casino, where local man Foster beat Sheffield’s John Woodhead to the title…

Gordon Huntly

Huntly palms the cash in Glasgow 25/25

Three more 25/25 Series champions were crowned from 16-19 July, with Gordon Huntly winning in Glasgow, Peter Miller in Liverpool and Nicki Kemp in Southend. They follow on from this month’s earlier champions in Reading and Swansea, where Ian Roberts took the title from 9-12 July. In Glasgow, Huntly (pictured above) was one of 169…

Yucel Eminoglu

‘Mad Turk’ first to complete GPS double

Yucel Eminoglu, aka “Mad Turk”, became the first Genting Poker Series main event double winner after he took down the GPS Luton Mini event from 15-19 July. A total of 434 entries in Luton produced an £86,800 prize pool to smash the £30,000 guarantee, with 95 making it through to Sunday’s final day, including Willie…

Gerald Ringe

Britain’s WSOP bracelet tally up to four

The UK’s 2015 World Series of Poker tally rose to four after event 65, when Gerald Ringe bulldozed his way to victory in the $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better event at the Rio. Ringe, a property investor based out of London, topped the 547-strong field to claim the $180,943 first place prize…

Raul Martinez

Martinez the man at GUKPT Reading

Raul Martinez became the latest GUKPT winner when he topped a field of 248 runners at the G Casino in Reading from 25-28 June to walk away with the first-place payout of £25,250. A total of 17 players were still in contention for the big money on Sunday and after a slow start were soon…

Matty Stitt

Stitt wins Liverpool GPS Mini

Leg five of the Genting Poker Series in Liverpool, the inaugural Mini with a £220 buy-in instead of the normal £440, saw 277 players produce a prize pool of £55,400, with the largest chunk going to winner Matty Stitt. The first final table casualty was Andy Muldoon who bet every street on a J-8-9-6-8 board,…

Isidoro Barreña

Barrena bags UKIPT Marbella title

There was a Spanish clean sweep of the top four places when the UK and Ireland Poker headed off for its summer holiday in Marbella from 17-21 June. Isidoro Barrena topped a bumper field of 815 players for the €1,100 Main Event in Marbella, bagging €150,800 for his efforts after beating compatriot Jose Angel Latorre…

Daniel Chutrov

Bulgarian Chutrov scores at Celtic Park

It’s rare for a day one chip leader to maintain that momentum for an entire tournament, but that’s what Daniel Chutrov did at the Unibet Open in Glasgow from 6-9 June. The Bulgarian was at the head of the chip counts from the middle of the opening flight and stayed there throughout the event, eventually…