EPT Copenhagen: Daniel flying the amateur flag
by Simon Young
When a new amateur tour was launched in the UK last year, PokerStars was happy to provide official sponsorship. The Amateur Poker Association and Tour (APAT) provides players with the chance to play in well-structured live tournaments, often for the first time.
The winner of the first big event, in Birmingham, won not only a nice cash prize, but an EPT seat, too. Hence Daniel Phillips, 31, is sitting here today in Copenhagen having the time of his life.
Daniel, an online marketeer, said after his APAT win that he would have to re-read all his Harrington books before this tournament started. Well, we've had the dinner break and he is still going strong, holding his own on about 8,000 chips.