Scottish Triumph At English Poker Main Event

Scottish Triumph At English Poker Main EventScottish PokerStars Qualifier Robbie Bull has just taken down the  biggest score of his “semi-professional” career after winning the £1,000 UKIPT London Main Event for £113,405 ($183,875). On his way to victory, the 21-year-old had to first overcome a huge field of 747 players over five days to lift the title and, in so doing, become the third Scotsman in a row to win a UKIPT title.
Robbie “Adreny” Bull now boasts $247,292 in live winnings to go with the $397,013 he has won online, and commenting later on his remarkable win at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London, said:
“It’s a dream I’ve had for three or four years. When I play a live event in the back of my mind there’s ‘I might win it’ but now I feel like I’m dreaming and might wake up and find the UKIPT is next week.”
The £1,000 Main Event attracted a solid field of pros and amateurs alike to create a prize pool worth £724,590. Amongst the big names cashing in but falling short of a final table appearance was such notables as Victoria Coren in 111th (£1,810), Barry Greenstein in 71st (£2,280), Vladimir Geshkenbein in 31st (£3,370), Nicolau Villa-Lobos in 29th (£3,370), and Sunny Chattha in 10th (£8,480).
Robbie Bull subsequently reached the final table in sixth place and ultimately progressed through to heads-up play against English pro Ian Simpson, who earlier this year won the €2,000 Irish Open for €265,000  ($339,604). This time around, however, Simpson agreed to do a deal and lock up £106,869 to Bull’s £103,405, before duking it out for the trophy and £10,000 in change.
After Simpson fell behind in chips, he then found himself all-in holding Ah-8d to Robbie Bull’s Ac-4d. Unfortunately for him, though, the board produced a Jd-Qd-6c-Ad-8d to make Bull the flush and consign Simpson to a runner-up spot. Following his remarkable win, an elated Robbie Bullthen then tweeted:
“Sweet jesus. Dream final table. Everything went my way. Can’t think straight right now. Thanks for all the support and messages ya legends.”
UKIPT London Main Event Final Table Results:
1st Robbie Bull         £113,405*
2nd Ian Simpson         £106,869*
3rd Jack Salter         £59,125
4th Lasse Frost         £44,635
5th Dario Sammartino £35,360
6th Karl Mahrenholz  £26,735
7th Patryk Slusarek  £19,200
8th Paul Zimbler     £13,115

Poker News
European Poker Liquidity Framework Signing on July 6th
11 Dec 2019
Danish high-stakes poker pro Peter Jepsen was found guilty of computer-based theft in a Copenhagen court last week. The charges against Jepsen stemmed from an online poker cheating scam he ran against other high-stake poker pros that netted him at least $4 million. Jepsen, who played online using the screen name Zupp, began running his
Swedish Gambling Market In A State Of Flux
04 Sep 2019
Swedish poker pro Simon Brandstrom won his second poker title in Barcelona this year earlier this week, capturing the record-setting main event at EPT Barcelona. The €5,300 No-Limit Hold’em tournament drew a record crowd of 1,988 players. That topped the previously record of 1,931 players in an EPT main event that was set in Barcelona
US Casinos Generate $3.4BN In September
28 Aug 2019
Spanish poker pro Juan Pardo did the unthinkable at EPT Barcelona this week, after he won back-to-back No-Limit Hold’em High Roller tournaments. Pardo’s first win came in the €25,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller. The tournament had a 70-player field, and for outlasting them all Pardo cashed €491,600, or $545,676 US. Most of the attention wasn’t
Matt Waxman Claims 2018 WPT Tournament of Champions Title
28 May 2018
The WPT Tournament of Champions (TOC) is an invitational only tournament consisting of past WPT champions, who can enter the competition for $15k if they wish, or this season’s winners, who automatically receive a free seat, airfare and hotel accommodations through to the end of season finale. The World Poker Tour Tournament of Champions subsequently