Pierrick Tallon wins UKIPT Bristol and £53,000

Pierrick Tallon - UKIPT championAfter four fantastic days of poker it's Pierrick Tallon who's emerged victorious to win UKIPT Bristol and £53,000 whilst Chris Brice's second place finish is worth £42,000 after the two players struck a deal heads-up.The 23-year-old becomes the second Belgian to win a...more

by Nick Wright on August 9, 2015 2:36 PM

UKIPT5 Bristol: Day 3: Level 27-30 updates (60,000/120,000 ante 20,000)

9:30pm: Pierrick Tallon wins UKIPT Bristol for £53,000; Chris Brice wins £42,300 for second placeThere was a period of raises and folds before the final confrontation took place. Chris Brice moved all in for 1.5 million and Pierrick Tallon looked at his cards and made the call. Brice: K♥4♥Tallon...more

by Nick Wright on August 9, 2015 8:46 AM

UKIPT5 Bristol Day 3: Level 23-26 Updates (25,000/50,000, ante 5,000)

4:45pm: Winsor bluffs to Tallon as break ticks byLevel 26 had come to an end and all but two players - who were still locked in battle - went off on a 15-minute break.Ben Winsor opened to 115,000 from under the gun and was called by Pierrick Tallon in the big blind. Winsor continued for 125,000 on a...more

by Marc Convey on August 9, 2015 3:29 AM

UKIPT5 Bristol: Final table player profiles

Seat 1: Chris Brice, United Kingdom, PokerStars Qualifier, 1,813,000Chris BriceAlthough he says his poker is mainly played "socially," Chris Brice, 37, has been playing the game for 15 years and has been a regular attendee at the WSOP and the UK circuit, finalling UKIPT Coventry in 2010 for £6,600. ...more

by Nick Wright on August 9, 2015 3:28 AM

Chi Zhang leads last 11 heading into the final day of UKIPT Bristol

Chi Zhang on topThe remaining 126 players returned for Day 2 today, ripped open their bags and went about their business of trying to (first) make the money and (second) make the final table, if the ten one-hour allotted levels would allow. By the end of those levels, 11 players remained, just three...more

by Marc Convey on August 8, 2015 3:59 PM

UKIPT5 Bristol Day 2: Level 17-22 updates (10,000/20,000 ante 3,000)

12:10am: Shola Akindele Deadman eliminated in 12th place (£3,970)On the very last hand of the night Shola Akindele Deadman busted at the hands of Joseph Lalor in a big pot.She raised from the button to 40,000 and Lalor smooth called from the small blind. The two of them saw a 2♣2♠5♥ flop and t...more

by Nick Wright on August 8, 2015 8:25 AM

UKIPT5 Bristol Day 2: Level 13-16 updates (2,500/5,000 ante 500)

4:25pm: Break timeA happy bunch on players are on their second break of the day. Updates will continue in a new post. -- MC4:20pm: Shola trips up NikShola Akindele Deadman has a stack approaching 300,000 after making trips versus Nik Persaud. She bet 17,500 from mid position with a board reading [kh...more

by Nick Wright on August 8, 2015 3:27 AM

Van Der Merwe is clear leader heading into Day 2 of UKIPT Bristol

An almost perfect day for Van Der MerweIf B stands for Big then Day 1"B" of UKIPT 5 delivered on that front. A total of 306 players rocked up to the Rainbow Casino today, more than double the 140 that entered yesterday. By the end of 12 levels of play 89 remained and one player - Neil Van Der Merwe...more

by Marc Convey on August 7, 2015 2:43 PM

UKIPT5 Bristol Day 1B: Level 6-12 updates (1,000/2,000, ante 300)

10:55pm: Done for the dayThat's it for Day 1B of the UKIPT5 Bristol Main Event. Day 2 starts at noon, a full wrap of today's action is coming right up. --NW10:42pm: Last four hands y'allEach table will play four more hands apiece before play concludes for the night. -- MC10:40pm: Just a third remain...more

by Marc Convey on August 7, 2015 8:16 AM

UKIPT5 Bristol Day 1B: Level 1-5 updates (200/400, ante 50)

4:10pm: End of the levelThat's the end of level five and the players are now on a 15 minute break. You'll find updates from level six and beyond in a new post shortly. --NW4:05pm: More exitsLate registration has now close which means the number of players in this tournament can only go one way from ...more

by Marc Convey on August 7, 2015 3:21 AM
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Congratulations to John Juanda, winner of the EPT Main Event and €1,022,593

Congratulations also to Mustapha Kanit, winner of the €10,000 High Roller event and €738,759

Other big festival winners included:

Martin Finger, who won the One-Day €25K High Roller, and €865,900.

Sylvain Loosli who won the €50K Super High Roller and €1,224,000.

Mario Lopez, who won the Estrellas Main Event and €408,000