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July 2017

What’s on in August!

There’s plenty of poker to get your teeth into in August with glamorous destinations all over the globe, as well as lots of tournaments in the UK including the Goliath!!!

Goliath & Redtooth – don't miss our amazing hotel offers!

The Goliath, Europe’s biggest poker tournament, is nearly here – and we have two fantastic special offers for both weekends of the event.

Congrats to 2017 WSOP Main Event Champion Scott Blumstein

Congratulations to American Scott Blumstein who has won the 48th WSOP Main Event for $8,150,000. The New Jersey 25-year-old beat a field of 7,221 players in the 888poker-sponsored event to be awarded the coveted gold and diamond bracelet.

Devilfish and Phil Ivey make Poker Hall of Fame

The late British poker legend David “Devilfish” Ulliott and American pro Phil Ivey have just been inducted in to the Poker Hall of Fame after being nominated by the public and voted in by media and existing Hall of Famers.

Congratulations John Hesp! finishes 4th at WSOP for $2.6m

John Hesp, the Yorkshire grandad who become an overnight poker superstar after a sensational run at the WSOP, has finished fourth for $2.6 million. In his PokerNews interview after he bust, he said he hoped he had brought a “little light and happiness” in to the game … but said he has no plans to turn pro.

Yorkshire grandad Hesp becomes national hero

John Hesp, the 64-year-old grandad from Bridlington who is enjoying a sensational run at this year’s WSOP, has become a national hero back in the UK.

Cash Game Festival Bulgaria starts August 9

Following the huge success of Cash Game Festival Malta, it’s off to Sunny Beach Bulgaria next month with a five-day festival in this fantastic seaside resort.

Super Stack Spain starts tomorrow!

Super Stack Spain is heading to Malaga once again with a ton of fun at Casino Torrequebrada this weekend.

Just wow! Yorkshire grandad John Hesp makes final nine at WSOP

Amazing!!! John Hesp, a 64-year-old grandad from Bridlington, has made the final nine – and is second in chips – at the $10k WSOP Main Event World Championship.

64-year-old Yorkshire grandad makes final 27 at WSOP

Three Brits are still in the running at the WSOP including a 64-year-old Yorkshire grandad who normally only plays £10 tourneys in Hull

Max Silver makes it a WSOP to remember!

Only a few weeks after picking up his first ever WSOP gold bracelet, Max Silver is among the chip leaders in the $10k Main Event, with just 85 players left. Silver bagged up 8,665,000 putting him in third place in the overall chip counts.

Kelly & Gryko in top five of WSOP Main Event; 297 left

JP Kelly and Richard Gryko are both in the top five of the $10k WSOP Main Event, with just 297 players left from the 7,221 entries.

Brits thriving for Day 4 of WSOP!

Brits continue to do well at this year’s WSOP. Artan Dedusha is one of the top stacks with 1,084 players left from the 7,221 entries.

Brits are bossing the WSOP!

Britain’s Lawrence Bayley led the WSOP Main Event at the end of Day 2ab and now it’s fellow Brit Artan Dedusha in the lead with 680,000. Dedusha. Up top a first prize of over $8m

Britain’s Bayley leads giant WSOP

Britain’s Lawrence Bayley is leading the $10k WSOP Main Event with 618,000. Some 1,100 players remain from Day 2ab & will back Thursday to join those who make it through Day 2c today.

WSOP celebrates third largest event ever

With Day 1c now in the history books, the WSOP has confirmed its third largest field ever, with 7,221 players creating a massive $67,877,400 prize pool, to be shared by the top 1,084 players.

Debs the Destroyer, runner-up in the WSOP Ladies Championship

Congrats to Deborah Worley-Roberts, runner-up in the WSOP Ladies Championship for a lifetime best cash of $83,459

€100k guarantee for Unibet DSO Malta!

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Bracelet hunting! Debs second in chips WSOP Ladies Champs, five left

Deborah Worley-Roberts has achieved her biggest ever live cash in the WSOP Ladies Championship – and is tantalizingly close to her first ever World Series gold bracelet.

Good luck Debs! second in chips, 85 left in WSOP Ladies Event

UK-based American Deborah Worley-Roberts is second in chips in the WSOP Ladies Championship.

WSOP Brits shout-out! Monster cash for Lodge

Harry Lodge has scored his biggest ever live cash with third place in the 888poker WSOP Crazy Eights tourney.

The Quad Kings Conv busts WSOP $1k in 58th

Marc “The Conv” Convey has attended plenty of World Series as a PokerNews blogger - this was his turn in the spotlight!

The Goliath is coming!!!!!

The biggest live poker event in Europe is coming soon! The Goliath at the Ricoh Arena starts July 27 and we’re offering big discounts for double and twin rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton

George Alexander takes down record-breaking GUKPT London

Well, it turns out not everyone is in Vegas! There were a staggering 449 entries to the GUKPT London £500 Main Event. Congrats to winner George Alexander

June 2017

Tina Bandyle leads after GUKPT London Day 1a

Tina Bandyle is leading the £100k guaranteed GUKPT Main Event at the end of Day 1a. Day 1b starts at 1pm today, with players allowed one entry and two re-entries.

Congrats Max Silver, wins first WSOP bracelet

Max Silver has won his first ever WSOP gold bracelet in the $3k Limit Hold’em 6-Handed event.

Max Silver leads final seven in WSOP $3k Limit 6-Handed

Irish pro Max Silver is aiming for his first ever WSOP gold bracelet as he leads the final seven in the $3k Limit Hold’em 6-Handed event.

Spotlight on 888poker WSOP Crazy Eights, starts Saturday

It’s just two days until the 888poker $888 Crazy Eights event kicks off in Vegas, one of the highlights of this year’s WSOP schedule.

$9m guarantee for partypoker MILLIONS Russia

partypoker MILLIONS Russia in Sochi comes with a huge $9m guarantee. MainEventTravel has great rates at the recommended Marriott Sochi Krasnaya Polyana Hotel!

No Limit for Brits - going strong at WSOP!

There’s lots to be excited for British and Irish poker fans at this year’s WSOP. $4m+ already nabbed & further great cashes coming up!