Brian Martin crowned APAT European champion

Brian Martin crowned APAT European champion

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

150 players gathered at the G Casino in Coventry over the weekend to compete for a share of £11,250 and the title of European Amateur Poker Champion. In the end it was Brian Martin who emerged victorious.

The man from Middlewich got the little bit of luck he needed when play was five handed. Short stacked his A5 shove was called by Stuart Oliver's pocket queens but an ace on the flop put Martin right back in contention. He didn't look back from that moment on and eventually sealed the win when his pocket 4s held up against Darren Shallis's 10-8. In addition to the £3,000 first prize, Martin also picked up a seat to a GUKPT Main Event courtesy of APAT sponsors Betfair, one of thirty three seats to GUKPT main events and twenty three seats to APAT Professional League tournaments offered by the online site.

Dominic Rossokh won the £250 Pot Limit Hold'em event in Coventry with Stephen Boyd claiming the Professional League Rankings.

APAT heads to Spain for a bit of winter sun in January. For details of how to play the Southern European Amateur Poker Championships visit

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