Wednesday, 19 February 2014
The Sky Poker UK Poker Championship (UKPC) got off to a flying start with a host of top British players taking to the tables at Dusk Till Dawn for the £3,300 High Roller.
At the close of play it was Matt Davenport who was leading the charge for the first prize of £61,000 and the bracelet.Davenport, who finished third in the opening leg of the Genting Poker Series in Birmingham over the weekend, will return with 171,900 chips.As you'd expect there's plenty of class on show in the upper echelons of the leader board with Chris Brammer, EPT winner Zimnan Ziyard, Mitchell Johnson and Albert Sapiano all finishing in the top ten yesterday.Other notables amongst the opening day survivors were JP Kelly, Sam Trickett, Sam Grafton, Tom Middleton and our own Ben Jackson.The High Roller action continues at 2pm today.The showcase event of the UKPC starts at 1pm today with at least £500,000 on offer in the Main Event.Joining a host of top pros and enthusiastic amateurs in the quest for a massive score will be tennis champ Boris Becker. The former Wimbledon champ is no mug at the poker tables as career earnings of $100,000 testify.“These festivals are always a pleasure to host and when you are attracting players such as Boris Becker you really do feel a sense of pride in the business,” read a statement from Dusk Till Dawn. “We are described as Europe’s Premier cardroom and when we are attracting names with this calibre it really does help cement our status. As a local business it is a real sense of achievement encouraging plenty of people into the area.”
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