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Editor's note: Rick Dacey served as a PokerStars Blog freelance and staff writer for many years before climbing up to a seat in the corporate office. Having now seen the PokerStars Blog's efforts through the eyes of a freelancer, staff grunt, and corporate suit, Dacey seemed well...more

by Rick Dacey on April 20, 2015 11:16 AM

Weekend Review: CaptainGant bosses Million while Sunday Storm turns 4

It must be an odd sensation to win a Sunday Million, not just for the sense of achievement, and the rapture that comes with it, but doing so at an hour of the morning usually endured after a night's sleep, not a night of playing online. Is victory followed by collapse? Or an adre...more

by Stephen Bartley on April 20, 2015 4:34 AM

Sunday Million: CaptainGant steers way to victory, nearly $138K after four-w

Germany was well represented at the final table of this week's Sunday Million with three players, while Russia also had two among the final nine. Near the end, however, it appeared Ukraine's **Geka**555 might be the one earning the victory in the $215 no-limit hold'em event. But ...more

by Martin Harris on April 20, 2015 12:28 AM

Sunday Warm-Up: OtB_RedBaron flies through field winning $89K

For a while during this week's Sunday Warm-Up, it looked like Joe Cada would dominate the headlines adding a Sunday Major win to his impressive list of accomplishments including a second World Series of Poker bracelet just last year. However, OtB_RedBaron could do no wrong takin...more

by David Aydt on April 19, 2015 7:12 PM

UKIPT5 Nottingham Day 3: Level 28-31 updates (100,000/200,000 ante 30,000)

12:45am: It's all over - Sam Mitten-Laurence wins UKIPT5 Nottingham for £182,000After a very short heads up battle, we have a winner: PokerStars Qualifier Sam Mitten-Laurence. The final hand played out as follows:Mitten-Laurence raised to 700,000 and it was three-bet by Trevor Pe...more

by Nick Wright on April 19, 2015 12:15 PM

UKIPT5 Nottingham: Final table profiles

Seat 1: Krzysztof Jacyk, Poland, PokerStars Qualifier - 2,830,000Krzysztof JacykKrzysztof Jacyk, 28, has been playing poker for about five years, professionally for the last two. He plays mostly online tournaments, specialising in satellites, and it's no surprise that his entry ...more

by Nick Wright on April 19, 2015 11:28 AM

UKIPT5 Nottingham Day 3: Level 22-27 updates (40,000/80,000 ante 10,000)

What are you doing here? All the cool kids are following the final table updates here.8:10pm: Adam Kossew eliminated in 9th place (£13,540)The official final table of eight is now set and its Adam Kossew who's gone in ninth place. Luke Perrott opened from under-the-gun, Kossew sh...more

by Nick Wright on April 19, 2015 3:58 AM

UKIPT5 Nottingham: David Clarkson shifts into top gear to lead final 37

David Clarkson has the overnight chip leadWe often refer to Day 2 of a UKIPT as moving day and the reasons for this can be summed up in one word - maths. Depending on how many levels you play on Day 1 around 45-55% of the field will advance to Day 2 whilst typically less than 10%...more

by Nick Wright on April 18, 2015 4:31 PM

UKIPT5 Nottingham Day 2: level 17-21 updates (8,000/16,000 ante 2,000)

12:45am: Day 2 is doneIt's all over here on Day 2 and chips are being bagged as we speak. We'll be back shortly with a full round-up of all the day's action, including the chip leaders going into the third and final day tomorrow. --JS12:38am: Last three handsThere'll be just thre...more

by Nick Wright on April 18, 2015 10:23 AM

UKIPT5 Nottingham Day 2: Level 11-16 updates (2,500/5,000 ante 500)

6:25pm: Dinner breakThe remaining players are now taking a well-earned dinner break. We'll be back in an hour with a new post covering updates from Level 17-21.6:20pm: What a way to surviveA very entertaining hand just took place over on Charlie Combes' table. Kestutis Kristapait...more

by Nick Wright on April 18, 2015 4:23 AM

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Congratulations to Sam Mitten-Laurence winner of UKIPT5 Nottingham and £182,000
Congratulations to Ivan Luca winner of the UKIPT5 Nottingham High Roller and £46,800

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