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…

John Gale

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…

Kevin Wheeler

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,…

Julian Davies

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…

Antonius Samuel

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…

Robert Franks

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…