Gale blows away field for WSOP win

It took 18 events but Britain has its first World Series of Poker triumph of 2015 after John Gale took down the WSOP $1,000 NLHE Turbo event. Gale, from Hertfordshire, pocketed a first prize of US$298,290 after topping a field of 1,791 runners at the Rio. After eliminating Birmingham’s Stuart Rutter in fifth, Gale ran…

Wheeler wins in Leicester, Higgins in Bolton

The Grosvenor 25/25 Series was back from 4-7 June with John Higgins scooping the loot in Bolton and Kevin Wheeler the force to be reckoned with in Leicester. An impressive field of 223 entrants in Bolton created a £44,600 prize fund, with Higgins emerging £12,395 richer after topping a final table that included Howard Jones,…

Davies takes GUKPT Cardiff title

Julian Davies topped a field of 171 runners at the G Casino from 24-31 May to lift the Cardiff GUKPT title. Davies took the biggest chunk of the guaranteed £100,000 prize pool despite starting the final day seventh out of nine. Short-stacked with five players left, Davies was one card away from elimination but doubled…

Sam’s the man at Dawn of the Million

Antonius Samuel won the maiden Dusk Till Dawn Party Poker Grand Prix Million from 22-25 May, topping a field of 7,250 runners to scoop his biggest poker payday. The Dusk Till Dawn regular pocketed US$100,000 after seeing off a final table that included Kuljinder Sidhu, Daniel Harwood, Nadeem Ali and Tasos Grigoriou. Facing a hefty…

Franks for the memory of Dundee

Robert Franks became the month’s fourth 25/25 Series winner when he turned his £200 buy-in into a five-figure payout at the G Casino in Dundee from 21-24 May. A field of 167 runners produced a prize pool of £33,400 in Dundee, with Franks bagging the biggest slice of it after beating Colin Gillon heads-up Franks…

Todd and Haughey double up

The 25/25 Series was in Blackpool from 7-10 May and it proved a pretty special occasion for Nicholas Todd and Anthony Haughey, who placed first and second after finishing fifth and third respectively the previous week in the Leeds 25/25 event. Todd (pictured above) followed up his £4,000 Leeds payout with a £10,520 score and…

Simpson talk of the Toon at Aspers

The WPT National took place at Aspers Casino in Newcastle from 30 April to 3 May, with Kevin Simpson becoming the talk of the Toon after topping a 390-runner field to claim the title and £24,000. Simpson worked his way through an impressive field that included WSOP bracelet winner Surinder Sunar, former Irish Open winner…

Mitchell takes Edinburgh GUKPT title

James Mitchell has added the GUKPT Edinburgh title to his impressive tournament CV, topping a field of 234 entries in the Scottish capital from 19-26 April to turn his £550 buy-in into a cool £33,930 first prize. Mitchell returned for Sunday’s final day with the chip lead and made steady progress towards a heads-up confrontation…

Sam gets his mitts on UKIPT title

Sam Mitten-Laurence took the UKIPT Nottingham main event at Dusk Till Dawn from 12-20 April, running up a £160 satellite seat into a £182,200 payday after topping a massive 1,036 runner-field. The 24-year-old’s achievement was all the more impressive given that this was only his second live tournament appearance! After working his way through a…

25/25 wins for Liperis, Moore and Powell

Three more 25/25 Series winners were crowned from 16-19 April, with Yiannis Liperis (pictured above) winning in Birmingham, Brian Moore in Didsbury and Seb Powell in Southampton. The weekend’s biggest winner was Powell, who turned his £220 investment into a £10,400 score after topping a bumper field of 176 runners in Southampton. With a prize…

Geilich wins Newcastle GPS

Having already been crowned Grosvenor 25/25 Glasgow champion in January, the prolific Ludovic Geilich was the toast of the Tyne after claiming the latest leg of the Genting Poker Series in Newcastle from 6-12 April. Glaswegian Geilich topped an impressive 248-runner field at the Genting Casino in Newcastle after safely navigating his way through a…

Berragan proves a top student

With a bumper field of 801 runners taking a break from their studies from 8-12 April to take part in the Grosvenor UK Student Poker Championship, it was Hull University’s Cillian Berragan who took the title. After three days of hard-fought action at the G Casino at the Ricoh Arena, Berragan managed to turn his…