Around UK Poker Genting Blackpool Remodel, 2013 BPA Guesses and More


UKTournamentResults,GentingBlackpoolRemodel,andMore

October24,2013

TherewasquiteabitoftournamentactionoverthepastweekintheUnitedKingdom,andinthisinstallmentofAroundUKPokerwe’lldoourbesttogetyoucaughtuponallofthemajoraction。

We’llalsotakealookatanewfast-foldpokergameat888Poker,dubbedSnapPoker,bringyouthedetailsonimpendingrenovationattheGentingClubBlackpool,andcontinueourlookatthe2013BritishPokerAwardsfinalists。

BoylePoker’sIPODublindrawsover1,300players

OneofthemostpopularannualtournamentsinIreland?

istheBoylePokerInternationalPokerOpen(IPO)Dublin。

WhatmakestheIPODublinsopopularamongIrishpokerplayersisthecombinationoftheaffordablebuy-in(theBoylePokerIPOsportsa€200+€30buy-in)andthehugeexposuretheeventreceives。

Inall,1,373playersregisteredforthetournamentthistimearound,generatingaprize-poolof€274,600。

ThisyearitwaspostmanDonieLyonswhocapturedthetitle,pocketingaverynice€39,485aftercuttingafive-waydealatthefinaltablethatsaweachplayerreceive€25,000withtheremaining€14,485leftforthewinner。

Hereisalookatthefinaltablepayoutsfromthe2013BoylePokerIPODublineventfromtheBoylePokerblog:

1。

DonieLyons€39,485*

2。

AndrewHall€25,000*

3。

KennyNyhus€25,000*

4。

AlanMcGinn€25,000*

5。

MustafaGultekin€25,000*

6。

CathalShine€10,300

7。

MichaelMurray€7,550

8。

AlanDaly€5,490

9。

KevinFalk€3,985

*Denotesfive-waydeal

SinMelinincontentionattheGUKPTLutonMainEvent

OneofFullTiltPoker’sUKIPTambassadorshasbeenhavingfarmoresuccessontheGUKPTtour,asSinMelinmadehersecondGUKPTfinaltableoftheyear,finishingin7thplaceattheGUKPTLutonMainEvent;twospotshigherthanher9thplaceshowingattheGUKPTLondonMainEventbackinFebruary。

AfterMelin’selimination,twomoreplayershittherailbeforeadealwasdiscussedbetweenthefinalfourplayers,withchip-leaderIqbalAhmedpocketing£50kandtheotherthreeplayersreceiving£35k;afurther£15,500wassetasideforthewinner,andthatmoneywaseventuallychoppedbythetworemainingplayersduringheads-upplay–dealsinsideofdealsinthisevent!

HereisalookatthefinaltablepayoutsfromthetournamentcourtesyoftheGUKPTwebsite:

1。

DritonHaxhiak£42,750*

2。

CaicaiHuang£42,750*

3。

IqbalAhmed£50,000*

4。

DeanClay£35,000*

5。

CaroCitrone£14,150

6。

JoeLaming£11,550

7。

SinMelin£8,900

8。

DannyToffel£7,200

9。

MitchJohnson£5,250

BritishPokerAwards:BestUKTournamentandPersonalityoftheYear

ThisweekwecontinueonwithourlookattheBritishPokerAwards?

categories,andthistimearounditwillbetheBestUKTournamentandPersonalityoftheYearcategoriesthatareputunderthemicroscope。

Readers’Choice:BestUKTournament

*ISPTWembley

*EPTLondon

*UKIPTNottingham

*GUKPTGoliath

*DTDGrandPrix

Inthiscategory,aslongastheISPTWembleydoesn’twinI’llbeahappyman。

FranklyI’mhavingahardtimewrappingmyheadaroundhowtheISPTmadethelistoffinalistsatall(thelocalpubtournamentsareprobablybettervenues),consideringthepaltryturnoutandhugeoverlay,nottomentionthecompletecluster****thetournamentwasuntiltheDuskTillDawnPokerRoomsteppedinandatleastkepttheeventfrombeingacompletelaughingstock。

SomychoiceforthisoneisanyonebuttheISPT。

Readers’Choice:PokerPersonalityoftheYear

*JakeCody

*SamGrafton

*NeilChanning

*LivBoeree

*SamRazavi

Grafton,ChanningandRazaviaretheclear-cuttopthreechoiceshere,andintheendIhavetogowithSamGrafton,he’sjusttooperfectinbothinterviewsandonsocialmedia。

Tovoteforthe2013BritishPokerAwards,ortofindoutmoreabouttheBPA’s,youcanvisittheirwebsite。

UKNewsBites

GentingBlackpoolgetsamakeover

AccordingtoareportonUK。

pokernews。

comtheGentingPokerClubinBlackpoolwillreceive£500,000togivethecasinoamuchneededmakeover?

Thefundswillnotonlybepumpedintothecasino’sgamblingofferings,butwillalsogotowardsbarandrestaurantupgrades,aswellasanewlobbyaccordingtothearticle。

888LaunchesSnapPoker

Fast-foldpokerenthusiastswillnowhaveanotheroptionas888PokerhasannouncedtheadditionofSnapPokertotheirpokerlineup。

SnapPokermirrorsotherfast-foldpokergameslikeRushPokeratFullTiltandZoomPokeratPokerStars,andiscurrentlyavailableatthe$。

01/$。

02to$。

05/$。

10levelsforNolimitHoldemplay。