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2014 APAT World Championship of Amateur Poker Begins

Van Thang Nguyen

The Amateur Poker Association & Tour's (APAT) 2014 World Championship of Amateur Poker kicked off on Tuesday April 15 with the first two of the 16 bracelet-awarding events. These 16 events have buy-ins ranging from £55 to £220, making them accessible for recreational players who want to play in a prestigious, well-structured event but don't want too much money at risk.

In addition to the prize pools created, there is extra value to be had thanks to APAT adding three trips to Las Vegas, commemorative bracelets and medals with a combined estimated value of £50,000.

The first event, the £55 No Limit Hold'em Championship, was completed on April 15 and proved to be extremely popular. APAT increased the player cap from the planned 120, allowing 165 players to buy in. Those 165 hopefuls were outlasted by Van Thang Nguyen who bulldozed his way to victory, netting him £2,17 in cash, a gold medal and a commemorative championship bracelet.

2014 WCOAP Event #1 Final Table Results

1Van Thang Nguyen£2,175
2Diep Van Tram£1,485
3Denise Frost£955
4Edward Smith£705
5Keith Hoang£530
6Philip Marsh£420
7Andrew Beck£350
8Robert Smith£280
9Michelle Bashir£210

Also booking a win was Fred Bekker who beat 29 opponents on his way to claiming the title of WCOAP Seven Card Stud Champion. Like Nguyen, Bekker won a gold medal and bracelet, in addition to £625 in prize money.

There are still 14 more events to play at the Aspers Stratford Westfield including a £220 High Roller and the eagerly anticipated World Championship Main Event.

2014 APAT World Championships Of Amateur Poker (WCOAP) Schedule

Tue 15 Apr2pmWCOAP #1 No Limit Hold’em Championship£55
Tue 15 Apr6 p.m.WCOAP # 2 Stud Championship£55
Wed 16 Apr12 p.m.WCOAP #3 High Roller Championship£220
Wed 16 Apr6 p.m.WCOAP #4 Mixed Game Championship£55
Thu 17 Apr12 p.m.WCOAP #5 Antes Only Championship£55
Thu 17 Apr2 p.m.WCOAP #6 World Amateur Team Championship Day 1 
Thu 17 Apr7 p.m.WCOAP #7 H.O.R.S.E Championship£55
Fri 18 Apr12 p.m.WCOAP #8 Shootout Championship£55
Fri 18 Apr1 p.m.WCOAP #6 World Amateur Team Championship Day 2 
Fri 18 Apr4 p.m.WCOAP #9 Six Max Championship£55
Fri 18 Apr8 p.m.WCOAP #10 Razz Championship£55
Sat 19 Apr12 p.m.WCOAP #11 World Amateur Championship Day 1a£110
Sat 19 Apr2 p.m.WCOAP #12 PL Omaha O8 Championship£55
Sat 19 Apr7 p.mWCOAP #13 Cash Championship£65
Sun 20 Apr12 p.m.WCOAP #11 World Amateur Championship Day 1b£110
Sun 20 Apr2 p.m.WCOAP #14 Pot Limit Omaha Championship£55
Sun 20 Apr8 p.m.WCOAP #15 Season Seven ChampionshipChampions qualify
Mon 21 Apr12 p.m.WCOAP #11 World Amateur Championship Day 2 
Mon 21 Apr2 p.m.WCOAP #16 Heads Up Championship£55

Stay tuned to PokerNews during the 2014 WCOAP and beyond as we bring updates from the most popular events.

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