No matter where the world of poker takes us, it look as though the success for British players continues. This weekend’s poker news wrap up shows that players from the UK and Ireland had a fantastic time during the events that took place. For example, the main event of the World Championships of Online Poker were a huge success for UK players. The likes of Leon Louis, who ended up with $200,000, and James Dempsey were among the top finishers at the event. Liv Boeree and Dave Shallow also had impressive results, while Zimnan Ziyard ended up with $23,000.
One man who seems unable to end his streak of unbelievable form is Tom Middleton. He had a fantastic day at the $215 No Limit Hold’em event, and he went home with $75,000. He finished in the top five of the event, and beat out more than 9000 people to do so. Middleton will be competing at the upcoming UKIPT main event in London, in addition to the European Poker Tour at the same city. These main events present great chances for him to walk away with huge prize pots. There is no doubt that 2013 has been Tom Middleton’s best year to date on the circuit.
The Full Tilt Poker event in Canada also saw British players being successful, with Toby Lewis walking away with the grand prize at the $320 Saturday Six-Max. He won close to $22,000 for his efforts. British winnings did not end there, with Gavin Ball claiming second place in the $250,000 Guarantee three-handed, finishing with $43,600. Sam Grafton managed to win the Sunday Mulligan event, while Ben Spraggons took second place at the Big Ben event. Both players won in excess of $10,000.
Two British players finished in the top four of the Partypoker $200,000 Guarantee Sunday event.
2013 has been a fantastic year for British poker players, and they have proved that they can mix it with the best in the world. Whether it is on the American, Canadian or European circuit, British players are always among the top 10-20 players at an event. This trend is likely to continue with the WSOP European main event rolling around in Paris. This is the flagship event of the European poker season, and there will be plenty of top British talent on show. Expect fireworks, great drama, and plenty of British winnings.