Kevin Simpson

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…

Christoher Gordon

Capital idea sees Gordon take down WPT

Christopher Gordon outlasted a field of 594 entrants at the WPT National London event at Aspers Casino in Stratford from 12-15 February to claim a first prize of £22,500. Just 24 players were still in contention for glory at the start of play on Sunday but it didn’t take long to reach the final table…

Alex Goulder

Briton Goulder takes Prague top spot

Britain’s Alex Goulder claimed the WPT Prague title and €105,000 after a gruelling 115-hand heads-up battle with Sweden’s Niclas Adolfsson. A total of 19 players returned for Day 3 at the King’s Casino in Prague, with World Series of Poker bracelet-winner Simeon Naydenov the chip leader on 821,000 and Goulder with just over half his…

Matas Cimbolas

Ace no Matas as Cimbolas crowned WPT king

London-based Lithuanian Matas Cimbolas became the latest name to be etched into the World Poker Tour’s Champions Cup after defeating Ben Warrington heads-up to win the 2014 Partypoker WPT UK main event at Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham. Cimbolas took his seat at the six-handed final table with 3,534,000 chips to lead the way from…

Eleanor Gudger

Gudger rules the roost at WPT500

Eleanor Gudger won her first major live tournament by beating Matthew Noonan heads-up to claim the WPT500 title and a top prize of £140,000 at Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham. The final hand of the tournament saw Noonan shove with A-9 only to find Gudger with A-Q. After the applause stopped, Gudger was in shock…

Alex Lakhov

Lakhov back to winning ways in Cyprus

Alexander Lakhov, winner of the WPT National title in the Merit Crystal Cove poker room in June, returned to the venue for the World Poker Tour Merit North Cyprus Classic main event from 5-10 September and won that as well. The final day started with a final table of six, with Nicolas Chouity the chip…

Palm Beach Casino

Alpha8 kick-off set for Palm Beach

The first two stops for season two of the WPT Alpha8 tour will be the Palm Beach Casino in London and the Bellagio in Las Vegas. From 6-7 October 2014, the Palm Beach Casino in Mayfair will host its second WPT Alpha8 event — a £60,000 buy-in non-televised tournament — after welcoming the second stop…

Gabriel Tuna

Tuna the big fish in Stratford pond

Gabriel Tuna was the big fish at the WPT National London from 3-6 July, swimming away with the prize catch of £22,000 and the title. In the heads-up battle at the Aspers Casino Westfield in Stratford, Tuna – who had been the chip leader when 26 players returned for the final day – went into…