UKIPT Nottingham: Robert Baguley upsets odds to claim title and £210,400

Sometimes in poker, the best thing you can do is screw up your copy of the script, unread. Robert Baguley, a 60-year-old retired landlord from Leicestershire, has just beaten a field of 1,625 of the continent's best players to win the Nottingham stop of the PokerStars United Kingdom and Ireland Poke...more

by Howard Swains on April 16, 2012 12:01 PM

UKIPT Nottingham: Day 4, level 32 updates (100,000-200,000)

7.20pm: Robert Baguley wins UKIPT Nottingham for £210,400Iqbal Ahmed out in second, winning £125,000It's over. Robert Baguley is the champion of UKIPT Nottingham, defeating Iqbal Ahmed heads up. Baguley opened to 450,000 and Ahmed shoved all in. Baguley called.Baguley: A♥[10d]Ahmed: J♥7♠The bo...more

by Howard Swains on April 16, 2012 9:35 AM

UKIPT Nottingham: Day 4, level 29 - 31 updates (60,000-120,000 10,000 ante)

5.25pm: Level overSo ends a level of almost complete inaction. Robert Baguley is the de facto table captain, not only with the most chips but also in the kind of position where he can call small raises pre-flop then take it away on the flop if and when opponents miss. Both Iqbal Ahmed and Hasmukh Kh...more

by Howard Swains on April 16, 2012 5:42 AM

UKIPT Nottingham: Final table player profiles

Here are the eight final table players at UKIPT Nottingham, season three.There were 1,625 players, creating a prize pool of £1,137,500. The winner will take £210,400. Full details of all prizewinners are on the prizewinners page.Final table play begins at 2pm GMT.Follow the blow-by-blow action on Po...more

by Howard Swains on April 16, 2012 2:30 AM

UKIPT Nottingham: Ahmed again as final table assembles in Nottingham

The tempo of major poker tournaments fluctuates as the days go by. The early stages of day one is slow, before things speed up towards the end. Day two is a bloodbath from start to finish, and day threes are sometimes harder to predict. Eliminations come in fits and starts: fast, fast, slow. Slow, s...more

by Howard Swains on April 15, 2012 4:14 PM

UKIPT Nottingham: Day 3, level 23-28 updates (30,000-60,000 5,000 ante)

12.20am: Devron Hasslenook eliminated in 9th place (£17,050)Devron Hasslenook had been the player most at risk of elimination for a while and had moved all-in numerous times, eventually someone looked him up. That someone was Grant Pirie. Some would call it a brave call, some would call it stupid, ...more

by Howard Swains on April 15, 2012 8:40 AM

UKIPT Nottingham: Day 3, level 19-22 updates (10,000-20,000 2,000 ante)

4.35pm: Break timeThat's the end of level 22, players are now on a 20 minute break. You'll find level 23 updates in a new post. --NW4.30pm: ExitsThere's no easy way to say this, but if you have an each way bet on any of David Hudson, Jason Herbert, Seun Oluwole, Costas Constantinou, Mark Karoullas, ...more

by Howard Swains on April 15, 2012 3:54 AM

UKIPT Nottingham: Easy game for Iqbal Ahmed, leader into day three

Poker is an easy game. You need only listen to defeated players as they wander from the table, having seen all their stack slid in an opponent's direction. "Easy game," they will say through pursed lips.That kind of utterance is, of course, laced with bitter irony. But when you see what someone like...more

by Howard Swains on April 14, 2012 11:58 AM

UKIPT Nottingham: Day 2, level 16-18 updates (3,000-6,000 500 ante)

8.20pm: Done for the dayPlay is done for the day, roughly 76 players remain and the chip leader, as has been the case for most of the day is, Iqbal Ahmed who has 1,580,000. You can click right here, to see the counts of the chip leaders, full comprehensive chip counts will be uploaded as soon as we ...more

by Howard Swains on April 14, 2012 8:57 AM

UKIPT Nottingham: Day 2, level 12 - 15 updates (1,500-3,000 300 ante)

4.50pm: New postWe're now over in a new post, for all the action from level five onwards. -- HS4.45pm: Pearce still at the sharp endHere's a quick update for one of our Twitter followers: this is for you @GossipHub. Your man Richard Pearce is now up to about 225,000 after knocking out Amrik Kang up ...more

by Howard Swains on April 14, 2012 4:01 AM
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