The UK & Ireland Poker Tour event in Galway this weekend marked a lot of firsts: a full poker village, a Full Tilt Poker sponsorship, and Alan Gold’s first major poker title.
Gold has put up a couple of small four-figure cashes before, but last night, he pocketed a reported €187,494 after beating Paul Febers in a quick heads-up battle.
The 860-player event paid out the top 104 places and ended when Gold showed down Q♥J♦ on a Q♦6♥5♠Q♣K♦ board versus Feber’s pocket nines.
For a full report and results of the 60-event festival, visit the Full Tilt Poker Blog.
Congratulations, Alan Gold, on a great performance.
Brad Willis is the PokerStars Head of Blogging