Main Event

Seat 1: Tamer Kamel, United Kingdom - 1,844,000

Tamer Kamel

Tamer Kamel is a 30-year old semi-professional poker player from the UK.

When he’s not making WPT final tables he can be found running the ICCO Pizzeria in London, where he has his name above the door.

Married, and with a BA (Hons) from Manchester University, Kamel is of Egyptian/Scottish descent. He started playing poker, four years ago, after suffering a career threatening knee injury whilst undertaking a trial for an Egyptian professional football team.

Kamel has earned $720,392 in live tournament earnings, during those four years, and his two biggest scores to date have both come in the UK. In 2013, he finished fifth in the UKIPT High Roller in London for $172,144, and seventh in the EPT London Main Event for $120,311.

The man who ‘thanks God everyday for what he has been blessed with,’ would like to use poker as an opportunity to help others in the world who are less fortunate that he is. After recently visiting a friend in Honduras, who does help those who are less fortunate, he vowed to return to help him, and two months later he is in line to win £200,000.

Kamel cruised to the final table after amassing 1.7m as early as Level 16 when he eliminated three players in a five minute spell he will never experience again. He starts the day third in chips.

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