VictoriaCorenMakesEPTHistory,SCOOPScheduleRevealed,andMore

April21,2014

ItwasahistorymakingweekintheworldofUKpokerasVictoriaCorenfinallybroketheEuropeanPokerTourcurse,becomingthefirsttwo-timewinnerinthe10plusyearhistoryofthepopularpokertour。

Corenswinscomesomeeightyearsapart,bookendingwhathasquietlybeenoneofthegreatestcareersofanyfemalepokerplayerinrecentmemory。

Coren(nowknownasCoren-Mitchellsincetyingtheknot)wasn’ttheonlynewsmakerthispastweekeither,asshewillhavetosharesomeheadlineswithPokerStars,afterthesitereleasedtheir2014SpringChampionshipofOnlinePoker(SCOOP)scheduleandwithNiallFarrell,whoclaimedvictoryafterchoppinguptheFullTiltPokerFTOPSMainEvent。

We’llbringyouthedetailsonallofthesestoriesinthisweek’sinstallmentofAroundUKPoker。

VictoriaCorenmakesEPThistory

Itsnotquiteaswell-knownastheWorldPokerToursoddfactthattheWPThasnevercrownedafemalechampion,buttheEuropeanPokerTour’slackofadoublewinnerwasbecomingjustasdubiousuntilVictoriaCoren-Mitchellputanendtoallthatthisweekend。

Weallknewthisdaywouldeventuallycome,anditcouldn’thavebeenanymoreexcitingthanthewayitwentdownforVictoriaCoren-Mitchell。

Coren,thewinneratthe2006EPTLondonMainEvent,cannowaddthe2014EPTSanRemotitletoherpokerresume。

Hervictorycouldn’thavecomeatabettertimeconsideringthecurrentdebateragingoverwomeninpoker,andwhatcanbedonetodrawmorewomenintothegame。

Well,I’darguethatCoren’svictoryisjustsuchanaccomplishment?

Furthermore,Victoriastartedthedayastheshort-stack,sonotonlydidshewinthetournamentbutshehadtodosobyscrappingandbattlingthewholeway。

Hereisalookatthefinaltablepayoutsfromthetournament:

VickyCoren-Mitchell€476,100

GiacomoFundaro€298,700

JordanWestmorland€213,850

AndreaBenelli€166,700

AndreasGoeller€130,750

BrunoStefanelli€102,700

AndrijaMartic€76,650

EmmanuelPariset€53,100

YoucanreadallaboutCoren-Mitchell’swinfromthePokerNews。

comlivereportingteaminSanRemo。

PokerStarsSCOOPscheduleunveiled

BeginningonMay4thandrunningfortwoweeks,the2014SpringChampionshipofOnlinePokerwillbeaction-packed,with135totaltournaments(45eventseachplayedatthreedifferentbuy-inlevels)andextremelyrewarding,asPokerStarsisguaranteeing$40millionoverthecourseoftheseries。

Herearethetwomostnotabletournamentsonthe2014SCOOPschedule:

SaturdayMay17:

14:00EDT—Event41-L:$215NLHoldemHeads-upHighRoller

14:00EDT—Event41-M:$2,100NLHoldemHeads-upHighRoller

14:00EDT—Event41-H:$21,000NLHoldemHeads-upHighRoller

SundayMay18:

14:30EDT—Event44-L:$109NLHoldemMainEvent($100K+to1st)

14:30EDT—Event44-M:$1,050NLHoldemMainEvent($300K+to1st)

14:30EDT—Event44-H:$10,300NLHoldemMainEvent($500K+to1st)

YoucanfindtheentireSCOOPscheduleatwww。

pokerstars。

com。

NiallFarrellwinsFTOPSMainEvent

2,557playersenteredthelatestrunningoftheFullTiltPokerFTOPSMainEvent,a$635buy-intournamentthatisoneofthemostprestigiousonlinetournamentsinthehistoryofthegame,andatournamentthathaslaunchedanumberofpokercareers。

Oneofthose2,557entrantswasUKpokerproNiallFarrell,whoafterathree-waychopwith“ChillaxChuck”andpokersuperstarMike“Timex”McDonaldwentontowintheFTOPSMainEventtitle,witheachplayertaking$200kinprizemoney,andleavingtheGoldJerseyandanadditional$36,000toplayfor。

ChoppedFTOPSMain3handedwithChilaxChuckand@MikeMcDonald89for$200keach。

Unbelievablyhappy,playingfor36kandthejerseynow?

—NiallFarrell(@Firaldo87poker)April14,2014

UKNewsBites

RobertMcAdamwinsGPSSouthend

RobertMcAdamenteredtheGentingPokerSeriesSouthendMainEventwithjustasingletournamentcashonhisresume,whichcamewaybackin2011bytheway,butaftertheGPSSouthendtournamentMcAdamhasnowdoubledhiscareercashes。

Thistimehebookedawinandpocketedaprettysubstantialscore。

McAdamtoppedafieldof270playerstoclaimthetopprizeofover£33k,abitmorethanthemeagermin-cashhescoredbackin2011attheUKIPTNottinghamMainEvent。

HereisalookatthefinaltableresultsfromtheGentingPokerSerieswebsite:

RobMcAdam£33,730

LeonCampbell£22,500

DeanClay£15,000

BrionyStone£8,750

BenWinsor£6,750

DannyTran£5,500

JamesBurke£4,250

JoshVenman£3,310

MartinHogarty£2,380

LookingtogetyourownUKpokercareerofftheground?