Chris O'Donnell wins UKIPT Brighton and a Big £71,100

Chris O'Donnell tonight became UKIPT Brighton champion after beating Richard Hasancebi in a gruelling heads up to win £71,100. The online cash game player, dubbed 'Bobby Big Head' by his friends, picked up the chip lead halfway through Day 1 and always looked like a lock to make the final table. O'D...more

by Rick Dacey on July 17, 2011 3:25 PM

UKIPT Brighton: Day 3 level 29 & 30 updates (blinds 50,000-100,000)

12.55am: See you from the seasideA full wrap of today's play is on the way shortly, but from your PokerStars blog team it's goodbye from Brighton and we'll hopefully see you in Edinburgh. -- NW12.50am: Chris O'Donnell wins UKIPT Brighton (£71,100)From the button Richard Hasancebi raised to 200,000, ...more

by Nick Wright on July 17, 2011 2:57 PM

UKIPT Brighton: Day 3, level 26, 27 & 28 updates (blinds 30,000-60,000)

11.25pm: End of the levelThat's the end of level 28 join us in a new post shortly. -- NW11.15pm: O'Donnell wins another showdownThere aren't that many big pots floating about at the minute but those that do occur are going the way of Chris O'Donnell. He opened for 120,000 from the button and Richard...more

by Rick Dacey on July 17, 2011 12:22 PM

UKIPT Brighton: Day 3, level 24 & 25 updates (blinds 15,000 -30,000, ante 3,

7pm: Dinner breakWe're still beset my internet difficulties, and connection is patchy at best. Please bear with is. Players are now on a one hour dinner break the chip counts as they tuck into food are:Chris O'Donnell - 2,403,000Rudi Johnsen - 2,089,000Richard Hasancebi - 2,488,000Jeff Duvall - 1,94...more

by Nick Wright on July 17, 2011 8:54 AM

UKIPT Brighton: Day 3, level 22 & 23 updates (blinds 10,000-20,000, ante 2,0

4.40pm: O'Donnell takes another before the breakChris O'Donnell has left Richard Hasancebi with just 1,200,000 after barrelling a A♣5♦T♠T♦ board. Hasancebi had called the 65,000 c-bet but had passed on the turn. It's a 15 minute break with four players remaining. That's seven player gone in ...more

by Rick Dacey on July 17, 2011 5:52 AM

UKIPT Brighton: Jaroslav Horak carries chip lead into Day 3

A chip lead tends to be handed around between players like a hot potato. It can only be held for so long before macho posturing gives in to the heat and a player is forced to toss it on, quickly blowing on their fingers in an attempt to ease the pain. We've had one hell of a fiery spud here at UKIPT...more

by Rick Dacey on July 16, 2011 7:45 PM

UKIPT Brighton: Day 2, level 19, 20 & 21 updates (blinds 6,000-12,000, ante

3.30am: Play is done for the dayThat's the end of level 21 and the end of play for the night. A full wrap of the day's play and chip counts are on the way. -- NW3.20am: Cooler on the last hand of the nightPlayers sometimes get it in a little light on the last hand of the night but two genuine premiu...more

by Rick Dacey on July 16, 2011 4:06 PM

UKIPT Brighton: Day 2, level 17 & 18 updates (blinds 3,000-6,000, ante 500)

11.55pm: BreakIt''s a 15-minute break for the final 30 players. -- RD11.50pm: Kyhl CasperYet another tournament life has been extinguished in a coin flip. The protagonists in the latest case were Casper Kyhl (pocket nines) and Mohammed Ibrahim who held K♦T♦ the board of 3♣T♠T♥7♦5♦ de...more

by Rick Dacey on July 16, 2011 1:51 PM

UKIPT Brighton: Day 2, level 15 & 16 updates (blinds 2,000-4,000, ante 400)

8.50pm: Melin folds queens on cusp of breakWhen I arrived at the table Sinem Melin had 51,000 of her 190,000 stack across the line and her chin resting on the padded rail of the table. Andrew Miles had all of his chips across the line putting Melin to the test. She failed. She passed and showed quee...more

by Rick Dacey on July 16, 2011 10:38 AM

UKIPT Brighton: Day 2 level 13 & 14 updates (blinds 1,200 - 2,400, ante 300)

6.28pm: Gowland out in 80thDimps Maker is up over 120,000 after busting Andy Gowland in the last hand before the break in a standard A♣T♣ to A♥Q♦ spot. Short stack Gowland got it in first. Twenty minute break, join us in a new post shortly. -- RD6.22pm: Evans first out in the moneyAlex Evans...more

by Nick Wright on July 16, 2011 8:14 AM
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