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…

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…

Sam Mitten-Laurence

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…

Chris Yong

Yong on song at the Hippodrome

The PokerStars UKIPT Series returned to the Hippodrome Casino in London from 26-29 March, with Malaysian Chris Yong the dominant force with his hyper-aggressive style of play responsible for a string of eliminations and him winning the trophy and £10,986. A total of 160 players created a prize pool just short of £39,000 with Yong…

Rapinder Cheema

Novice Cheema steams to UKIPT title

The 2015 UK and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) season got off to a flying start with tournament novice Rapinder Cheema taking down the opening event in London for a cool £78,825. Cheema, whose only previous live score was £320, topped a field of 742 runners at the Hippodrome from 20-25 January to secure his bumper…

Dean Hutchison

Hutchison best of the best on UKIPT tour

UKIPT season four Edinburgh winner Dean Hucthison can justifiably claim to be the best poker player in the UK and Ireland after being crowned Champion of Champions and winning entry to all UKIPT season five events in 2015. With 17 players eligible to take part in the Champion of Champions event only 10 were seated…

Brett Angell

Angell delight at scooping UKIPT London title

Brett Angell topped a field of 1,089 runners at UKIPT London to net the biggest live score of his career, securing a bumper £115,083 payout after beating Switzerland’s Fabrizio Fuchs heads-up. With both players holding deep stacks at the start of heads-up play they agreed a chop that saw £10,000 left to play for with…

Josh Hart

Josh shows Hart to scoop Isle of Man title

The man to emerge as champion at the Villa Marina in Douglas, Isle of Man, was 24-year old poker pro Josh Hart, who collected £57,484 and a coveted UKIPT trophy as his reward. Englishman Hart beat Irishman Ciaran Heaney heads-up after the pair had agreed a deal that left £5,000 and the trophy to play…

Paul Findlay

Help for Heroes ambassador wins UKIPT title

It took 17 levels on the final day, but Help for Heroes ambassador Paul Findlay didn’t mind after he emerged as champion of the UKIPT Series 6 event at London’s Hippodrome Casino from 11-14 September. From the 105 players who started the day it came down to Findlay and Mario Trattou heads-up, with Findlay picking…

Rodrigo Espinosa

Espinosa reigns in UKIPT Marbella

Spain’s Rodrigo Espinosa emerged the champion from the eight-handed UKIPT Marbella final table after beating Germany’s Christian Bauer to win the €136,000 first prize. The final table started with Norway’s Katja Svendsen looking to become the first-ever female UKIPT champion but she had Britain’s Jake Cody and six other testosterone-fuelled guys standing in her way.…

Martins Adeniya

Martins takes down UKIPT PLO

Full Tilt Poker ambassador Martins Adeniya was last of the 29 remaining players from a starting field of 72 when day two of the UKIPT Series £250 + 25 pot-limit omaha event got under way at London’s Hippodrome Casino. Adeniya had fewer than nine big blinds to start the day, but 45 minutes later he…

Duncan McLellan

McLellan builds on his UKIPT success

Duncan McLellan, a humble bricklayer by trade, showed what he’s made of by taking down his second UKIPT event in the space of eight months when he won the main event in Nottingham from 7-12 May 2014. The eight-handed final table at Dusk Till Dawn began at 2pm and was done and dusted with its…