Monday, 10 December 2012
Tournament poker is often said to be a young man's game so it proved in Luton this weekend as Andy Young took the honours in the final Sky Poker Tour event of 2012.
Young, who plays online as 'chicknmelt', worked his way through a field of more than 200 runners to take the £5,600 first prize, sealing victory after defeating Steve Wright heads up (no, not that one).The final table positions and payouts were as follows:1 Andy Young chicknmelt £56002 Steve Wright Supersteve £38003 Niall Bradley david666 £24504 William De Ritter Wilhelm £14505 Chris Pillay Kristofer £11006 Barry Wright whipit £9007 Abdul Miah MiahStar £7008 Nev Osman jigsaw222 £5509 Vikrum Mehta VIK1 £400The Sky Poker Tour returns in the new year with stops announced for Aspers Newcastle, Sporting Emporium, Dublin, Broadway Casino, Birmingham, Aspers, Stratford (London) and Dusk Till Dawn (Grand Final).Qualifiers will be on the site shortly. Sky Poker has also announced details of its 600 millionth hand promotion which offers the players a chance to win up to £600. New players can try their luck with free £10. Sign up here
The sixth annual edition of Grosvenor Casinos’ Goliath tournament series may have begun last week but players are being advised that there is still time to qualify for seats into its prestigious £120 buy-in main event.
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Land-based casino operator Estoril Sol has been awarded the first online gaming license for Portugal and has teamed up with platform provider Gaming1 to launch the new EstorilSolCasinos.pt domain.
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