Wednesday 28th June, 2017

No Limit for Brits - going strong at WSOP!

By Mad Harper

There’s lots to be excited for British and Irish poker fans at this year’s WSOP. UK and Ireland players have now won more than $4m and have cashed in all but seven of the 50 events completed so far.


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Chris Brammer’s victory in the $5k NL event brought the gold bracelet tally to three; check out our report on UK/Ireland cashes at the WSOP halfway mark.


Several Brits are in great shape in the $1,500 NL Bounty, $3k NL 6-Handed and $1,500 tourney.


British pro and commentator Tom Hall is going strong in the $1,500 NL Bounty; he’s in seventh place with 29 players left. He’s had 10 WSOP cashes in all, including three this year totaling more than $50k. There’s $266,646 up top for the winner of the bounty event with all those left guaranteed at least $6,854.


Max Silver, Benny Glaser and Stuart Rutter are all thriving for Day 2 of the $3k Limit 6-Handed event. Silver, who has already cashed twice at this year’s WSOP – including $73,510 for sixth place in a  $3k NL tourney – is in 12th place with 50,400. Glaser, who has already won more won more WSOP bracelets than any other British player (three!) – and narrowly missed winning a fourth with a runner-up finish in the $10k Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo event –  is currently in 29th place for Day 2 with 28,600. Stuart Rutter is still in but short on 19,200. There are 73 players left with Finnish pro Juha Helppi leading on 146,000.


Meanwhile, in the $1,500 tourney (event #52), Unibet London champ Pratik Ghatge – who was eighth in the $2,620 Marathon for $70,590, goes through to Day 2 in ninth place with 101k. Brighton-based German Rainer Kempe has 93,600 and a clutch of other Brits are also still in the running. There were 1,580 entries and 246 remaining, with $364,438 for the winner.

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