Tuesday 1st November, 2016

October winners around the globe!

By Mad Harper

Without a doubt, the biggest winner this October was Elton Tsang (pictured above). He took down the first amateurs-only €1 million buy-in “Big One for One Drop Invitational” in Monte Carlo for €11,111,111 – the third biggest prize in poker history.

October 9: The WSOPE Berlin winner was David Yan, New Zealand’s #1 live tournament player. The €124,635 prize takes his lifetime tourney cashes to over the $3 million mark. There were 398 entries

October 9: Ted Jackson-Spivack was last ever UKIPT Main Event Champion when UKIPT Birmingham for his first live title, first trophy and a £35,000 birthday present. The Folkestone pro turned 24 on the day of the final.

October 10: Driton Haxhiaj, 33, from Albania became the first player to win the same leg of the GUKPT when he took down the Luton Main Event for £61,520, three years after his first victory.

 
 

October 14: Canadian-born, Hong Kong-dwelling Elton Tsang (pictured above) won the amateurs-only €1 million buy-in “Big One for One Drop Invitational” in Monte Carlo for €11,111,111 – the third biggest prize in poker history. The event at Casino de Monte Carlo attracted 28 entries and was the biggest buy-in tournament ever staged.

 

October 16: British player Jonathon Kalmar won the 2016 Grand Prix Poker Tour’s first stop at Dusk Till Dawn for £30,000. Kalmar, who made the final of the WSOP Main Event in 2007, beat a 473-strong field in Nottingham to take down the £75 buy-in tourney.

 

October 18: Australian Ashish Gupta scored the biggest cash of live poker career when he won the APPT Melbourne Main Event for the equivalent of $178,003 after defeating a 523-entry field.

October 23: Ismael Bojang became the last ever Italian Poker Tour Main Event champion after taking down the IPT8 Malta title. The 27-year-old from Germany beat a 775-strong field to scoop €101,940.

   

October 29: The last EPT Malta Main Event champion was 28-year-old Belarusian poker pro Aliaksei Boika who beat a 468-strong field to snag the €355,700 first prize.

October 31: Belgium's Nick Stas was the 2016 IPO Dublin winner. He snagged €32,224 after beating Irish player Andrew Dooley heads-up. There were 911 entries in total.

 

 If you fancy your chances at one of the numerous tournaments around the  world this month, check out our guide to what's on in November