UK & Ireland PokerNews Round-Up: Big Wins for Jack O'Neill and Edmund Yeung
There has been a nice mix of online and live poker to talk about at the UK & Ireland PokerNews site this week, which if you missed it the first time around can catch up now with the UK & Ireland PokerNews Round-Up.
The focus over the weekend was firmly on Dusk Till Dawn where the 2016 Sky Poker UK Poker Championships were taking place. Jack O'Neill was already guaranteed a profitable trip thanks to winning the £2,200 High Rollerfor £55,000, but that impressive sum was blown out of the water by the £210,000 won by the Main Event champion, Edmund Yeung.
Two more major live events are currently in play as this article is being typed. The first is in London where the Unibet Open takes place, a tournament that Jan Riha led after Day 1a. You can follow all of the action from the Unibet Open London Main Event via the PokerNews Live Reporting pages.
The second tournament is further up north in Manchester where the second leg of the 2016 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) has played out its first starting flight. Yani Yanev was the man to catch after Day 1a, as he turned his 20,000-chip starting stack into a quite ridiculous 217,100 over the course of nine 60-minute levels.
There is a busy live poker schedule confirmed for the rest of the month with several major events up and down the country. If you're thinking of trying your luck in a live game, check out this March calendar for the biggest and best events.
Last week, we mentioned that Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford had climbed into the top 50 of the worldwide online poker rankings following a string of impressive results. Well, those results keep coming and Beresford now finds himself up to 19th in the world and second in the United Kingdom. Beresford won three tournaments last week to help push him up the rankings and add more credit to his already glowing reputation.
Also in the winner's circle this week was Ireland's "Cumin At Me Bro" who took down Event #17 of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series. With plans to merge the Full Tilt and PokerStars traffic, it could well be the last FTOPS ever run, which should make the Irishman's victory even more important.
Be sure to head to the UK & Ireland PokerNews site every day for the latest stories involving poker and gambling from those countries.