WCOAP 2019 Snippet

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF AMATEUR POKER APAT’s WCOAP continues to go from strength to strength, and if the 2019 hosting is anything to go by, with 30 bracelet events in all variants of poker, with buyins ranging from €60, then long will it continue – and h…

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WCOAP Day 10: Heads Up, Irish and Cash Tournament Championships

In addition to the WCOAP Main Event concluding on the final day, the WCOAP also played host to the Irish Championship, Heads Up Championship and the Cash Tournament Championship. Irish Championship: 1st Jason Cooper £1,135, Gold Medal, WCOAP Bracelet 2nd Ian Thompson £785, Silver Medal 3rd Neville Scott £505, Bronze Medal 4th Jenny Sherman £375 […]

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WCOAP PLO Championship sells out…

The WCOAP PLO Championship was another sell out field with the event capping at 96 players. 9 players made it to the final table: Philip Heinze 383k Jolijn Vandersmisson 262k Dorina Clocan 137k Richard Edwards 135k Millen Ivanov 128k Metodi Shopov 125k Matt Carter 98k Richard Breen 98k Stefan Roder 74k Millan Ivanov was the […]

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WCOAP: World Amateur Poker Champion

Saturday 28th March was the first of two Day 1s for the WCOAP Main Event, with a sell out affair with 155 sitting down at the beginning of the event and the cap of 200 being hit with time to spare in the 3 hour late registration period. Play was fairly standard, 13 levels were […]

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WCOAP Day 10: Heads Up, Irish and Cash Tournament Championships

In addition to the WCOAP Main Event concluding on the final day, the WCOAP also played host to the Irish Championship, Heads Up Championship and the Cash Tournament Championship. Irish Championship: 1st Jason Cooper £1,135, Gold Medal, WCOAP Bracelet 2nd Ian Thompson £785, Silver Medal 3rd Neville Scott £505, Bronze Medal 4th Jenny Sherman £375 […]

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WCOAP PLO Championship sells out…

The WCOAP PLO Championship was another sell out field with the event capping at 96 players. 9 players made it to the final table: Philip Heinze 383k Jolijn Vandersmisson 262k Dorina Clocan 137k Richard Edwards 135k Millen Ivanov 128k Metodi Shopov 125k Matt Carter 98k Richard Breen 98k Stefan Roder 74k Millan Ivanov was the […]

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WCOAP High Roller & Crazy Pineapple

The WCOAP High Rolle was a sell out event with the 96 player cap being hit almost before the event began, with a healthy Alternates list quickly established. Day 1 was active and only 15 players returning for the final day, when it was swiftly cut to a final table of 9: Denas Benevicius 460k […]

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WCOAP: Scotland rule the world…

9 Countries of 4 players each were represented at the International Team Championship during WCOAP 2016 – with one heck of a lot of noise! This year’s team event was an enthusiastic and passionate affair, with Scots arriving draped in the Scottish flag and sporting kilts, and with the Irish with their hair bows and […]

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WCOAP Six Max

144 players sat down to the WCOAP Six Max on Thusday 24th March at Aspers Casino, with the original cap of 120 set for this event able to be extended to please the players waiting on the Alternates list. Final table of 7: Luke Evans 380k Marius Wouters 361k Tristan Chaplin 237.5k Daniel Villarroel-Hanley 226.5k […]

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HORSE and PLO8 Champions crowned…

The much talked about WCOAP HORSE attracted 38 players who were reduced to a Final Table of 8 after circa 7 hours play: 55k Andrew Murrie 51k Richard Breen 50k John Kent 38k Jozsef Erdos 33k Antony Price 26k Edward Jackson-Spivack 25k Jonathan Dugdall 16k Chris Webber and after the elimination of Richard Breen in […]

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7-card Stud and Mixed (ROE) Bracelets at WCOAP 2016

Attracting an excited field for 7-card Stud, they were slowly reduced to a Final Table 8 when in Level 12 with an Ante/Bring In of 500 with limits 1500/3000 Kev O’Hanlon 90k Rikky Wingate 37k Ananda Maharjah 8.5k Vince Eley 22k Warren Coleman 35.5k Stefan Roder 12k Alex Polnarev 68k Jonathan Dugdan 16k Outlasting all […]

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Italy’s incredible WCOAP 2016 performance continues

WCOAP Day 3 yielded Bracelets for Antes Only, Turbo and OFC, with the latter Championship Bronze going to Simon Brooke, Silver to John Black and Gold Medal and Bracelet to Italy’s Gabriel Iemmito, his 4th WCOAP Bracelet following his incredible run in the WCOAP 2015 where he helped his fellow Italian team mates take the […]

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WCOAP bracelets for 8-Game Players Championship, NLHE 3X and Mix Max

WCOAP bracelets for 8-Game Players Championship, NLHE 3X and Mix Max

The second day of the WCOAP saw the conclusion of the 8-Game Players Championship when the Final Table of 7 resumed for the 2 Day event, with 3 APAT regulars holding the top 3 chip stacks: 1  168k  Jen Yue Chiang 2  251k  Gianluca Farabella 3  349k  Ady Lovelock 4  219k  Alex Kiy 5  275k […]

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Italy’s Dorina Clocan Wins Opening Bracelet Event

Italy’s Dorina Clocan Wins Opening Bracelet Event

Italy’s Dorina Clocan has won the first bracelet of the 2016 World Championship of Amateur Poker.  Clocan; partner of three times bracelet winner Gabriel Iemmito, struck Gold in event #3 Shootout, the first to complete on day one of this year’s WCOAP. Elsewhere, Ibraham ‘JJ’ Abashei took a bracelet in event #1 No Limit Hold’em, while […]

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WCOAP Live Updates

The 8th annual World Championship of Amateur Poker has started at Aspers Casino, Stratford, London and you can follow all of the action live here at APAT.com.  We will be bringing you key hand and leaderboard updates throughout the festival via our live update blog while our live stream will come online on Friday, to […]

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Blonde’s Have More Fun At APAT’s Coral UK Team Championship

G Casino Luton was the setting for APAT’s Coral UK Team Championship on 30th/31ST January when 240 players representing 30 teams sat down at the tables to battle it out, and having been a hive of excitement and anticipation in the run up, the spectacular new poker room fell suddenly quiet and things got serious […]

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APAT Announce Details of 2016 World Championship

The Amateur Poker Association & Tour (APAT) in partnership with Coral Poker, are proud to announce details of the 2016 World Championship of Amateur Poker (WCOAP). The eighth edition of the WCOAP will take place at Aspers Casino in Stratford, London, between March 19th and 28th (Easter Monday) and offer 22 bracelet events across a […]

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Andy Dodson is UK Amateur Poker Champion

Aspers Casino, Newcastle played host this weekend for the APAT UK Amateur Poker Championship, and with over 50 players bought in 2 hours before kick-off, it was set to be a great event and didn’t disappoint with a healthy 148 entries by the end of late registration generating a prize pool of £11,100. Players sat […]

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INAUGURAL BENELUX AMATEUR POKER CHAMPIONSHIP

The Casino de Spa hosted the very first APAT Benelux Championship, where the event also marked the Grand Final of the highly supported inaugural season of the APAT Belgian Amateur Poker Tour. With the classic €110 Main Event and no less than 9 Side Events, the 6-day festival was a feast for the recreational player! […]

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Niall Farrell Wins EPT Malta Main Event

Congratulations to former APAT main event winner Niall Farrell, who has just won the main event of the Malta leg of the European Poker Tour.  The Scot went one better than APAT Pro League winner Steve Warburton, who finished runner up at the previous leg of the EPT in Barcelona last month. Niall; who took […]

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Dutch Rule Over International Field In Irish Amateur Championship  

The Regency Hotel, Dublin 25th-26th October 2015 saw no less than 13 nationalities fight it out to be crowned the APAT Irish Amateur Poker Champion.  This included a strong Irish and UK contingent joined by players from France, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, China, Lithuania, Sweden, Hungary and Ukraine, but it was the Dutch […]

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Dutch Rule Over International Field In Irish Amateur Championship  

The Regency Hotel, Dublin 25th-26th October 2015 saw no less than 13 nationalities fight it out to be crowned the APAT Irish Amateur Poker Champion.  This included a strong Irish and UK contingent joined by players from France, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, China, Lithuania, Sweden, Hungary and Ukraine, but it was the Dutch […]

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Norwegian wins Coral European Amateur Title

Norwegian wins Coral European Amateur Title

141 players descended on the G Casino in Manchester for the ninth annual Coral European Amateur Poker Championship, the latest leg of the APAT tour. With 15,000 starting chips and a 45 minute clock, the £110 buy in event afforded keen amateur players plenty of play in the chase for over £14,000 in prize money, […]

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Massimo Di Perri Wins Belgian Championship

Playing poker for 6 months…that is all the experience Massimo Di Perri needed to win a national APAT Championship! With an amazing performance he absolutely dominated the final stages of the Main Event en route to a €6.397 payday in his first ever casino tournament! With 317 players entering the Main Event of the Belgian […]

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Dave Burt wins the Welsh Amateur Poker Championship

138 players descended on Cardiff for the triumphant return to the city of the Welsh Amateur Poker Championship. A couple of changes from previous seasons saw an improved blind structure, and two opening days to cater for the big demand for seats. A fast-paced Day 1a ended with Rob Thomas, who is best known as […]

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Steve Warburton wins €941k at EPT Barcelona

Steve Warburton wins €941k at EPT Barcelona

Congratulations to Steve Warburton for his runner up finish to John Juanda at the EPT Barcelona main event yesterday, winning €941k for his efforts. Steve is no stranger to APAT having competed in the APAT Pro League in season four, where he finished fourth in the Luton leg before taking a bronze medal in the […]

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Tom Noble is Scottish Amateur Poker Champion

Tom Noble is Scottish Amateur Poker Champion

134 players braved the adverse Edinburgh weather on Saturday morning 4th July and made the decision that indoors was the place to be – and to fight it out for the title of Scottish Amateur Poker Champion. Despite the traditional APAT slow structured event, it was only 90 minutes into play before Gregory Barbour’s pocket […]

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APAT Announce Season Nine Dates

May 3rd 2015, London:  The Amateur Poker Association & Tour (APAT) is delighted to announce details for Season 9 of its popular tour for recreational poker players. Seasonal highlights include: Non-standard poker variants included in National Tour dates:   The year-on-year success of the WCOAP, with its huge variety of poker events, has given rise […]

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Play Poker In Dublin

Play Poker In Dublin

There are three ways to play live with the Amateur Poker Association & Tour. Satellite or buy directly into our next live event utilising our online partner – Coral Poker.   Select ‘Online’ in the above navigation to download the Coral Poker software. Subject to seat availability, buy directly into the event at the casino […]

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Play Our Next Event

Play Our Next Event

There are two ways to compete for Gold in this National Amateur Championship event. Satellite or buy directly into our next live event through our online partner’s poker lobby. To secure your seat please use this link to download Coral Poker.   The option to enter an event via this route will close approximately two weeks prior to […]

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WCOAP Day 10: Daniel Lewis Becomes World Champion

WCOAP Day 10:  Daniel Lewis Becomes World Champion

The final day of the 7th annual World Championship of Amateur Poker saw three bracelets awarded in event #15 Cash Championship, event #17 World Amateur Poker Championship main event and event #20 Heads-Up Championship. While the majority of focus was undoubtedly on the 92 players who remained to fight for the main event title, the […]

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WCOAP Day 9: Don Roberts Takes HORSE Bracelet

WCOAP Day 9:  Don Roberts Takes HORSE Bracelet

Day 9 of the World Championship of Amateur Poker proved memorable for long term APAT favourite Don Roberts, who took his first title, winning gold in event #19 HORSE Championship.  Roberts, who had taken the silver medal in event #9 Stud Championship earlier in the week, showed incredible prowess across five poker disciplines to best a sold […]

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WCOAP Day 8: Webber Wins Bracelet As Main Event Starts

Chris Webber won his second WCOAP bracelet, when talking down event #18 Pot Limit Omaha High Low.  The event drew a sold out 80 runners and following a very hard fought final table, it was Webber who took the Championship title and bracelet, beating Fr…

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WCOAP Day 5: Florian Calin Takes High Roller Title

Florian Calin won event #10 – High Roller Championship, beating Italian international Giuseppe Maggisano, with Spanish international Laura Ramallo taking the bronze medal. 69 players entered the event and the final payouts were as follows: Place …

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WCOAP Day 2: Paresh Doshi Retains PLO Title

Day 2 of the Coral World Championship of Amateur Poker saw three coveted WCOAP bracelets awarded, the highlight being Paresh Doshi’s successful defence of his 2014 PLO crown, in event #1.  Doshi outlasted 65 other entrants, beating Dorina Clochan…

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WCOAP Day 1: First Bracelet Awarded

The World Championship Of Amateur Poker (WCOAP) has gone from strength to strength over the years and the 2015 offering kicked off on Saturday at Aspers Stratford Casino in East London starting a 10-day 20-event spectacular for amateur players to hone …

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Mark Sanders Lands Coral European Poker Title

Coventry’s Ricoh Arena played host to the season 8 Coral European Amateur Poker Championship. With all seats sold out and a 30 player alternate list, players were competing for a prize pool of £16,300, on top of national Gold and the coveted European a…

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Niki Raskin Wins First Leg of APAT Belgian Amateur Tour

After the success of the very first Belgian APAT event back in September, 2015 promises to be bigger and grander with no less than four APAT weekends on the calendar. The tournament series, dubbed the APAT Belgian Amateur Poker Tour, kicked off in the …

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Legend Scott Gray Wins Coral Irish Amateur Championship

Over the weekend of 10th & 11th January, APAT continued their trendsetting performance with a successful Coral Irish Amateur Poker Championship taking place at Bewley’s Hotel, Dublin, in conjunction with LS Promotions. This was the first APAT…

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APAT Announce Details Of 2015 World Championship

The Amateur Poker Association & Tour (APAT) have today announced details of the seventh annual World Championship of Amateur Poker (WCOAP). The blue ribboned festival in APAT’s annual schedule will take place at Aspers Casino in Stratford, Lo…

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Scots rule Britannia in the Coral UK Team Championship

Manchester’s Grosvenor G Casino played host this weekend to 33 teams of 8 players each from throughout the UK to do battle to be crowned the Coral APAT UK Team Champions. On Saturday at 14:30 shuffle up and deal was called for the 264 runners in the 2 …

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Artan Harizaj Wins Belgian Amateur Title

From 19 to 21 September, the Casino de Namur hosted the very first APAT Belgian Amateur Poker Championship. With 271 players, from 18 different countries, the Main Event saw one of the biggest player fields in a debut APAT event. This created a €6,000 …

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From Pub Poker To The World Series Of Poker

From Pub Poker To The World Series Of Poker

From Pub Poker To The WSOP The Live Pub Poker League have already written their names in the UK poker history books €¦.already one of the premier Pub Poker Leagues in the U.K, they sprang to fame back in 2009, when on their inaugural trip to Las Vegas, one of their group Steve €˜El Donko €™ Bradbury finished 7/2095 runners in a WSOP $1500 event, cashing for nearly $75,000, and becoming the first pub poker…

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APAT WCOAP 2014 @ ASPERS STRATFORD

APAT WCOAP 2014 @ ASPERS STRATFORD

WCOAP 2014 Round Up a roooooooo Back to the real world, but what a great week it was (as always). Jumped on the early train to Paddington, and having pre reserved my seat i was looking forward to a comfortable, relaxing ride .Oh wait, hang on, this is the Paddington train in the morning .  Kids screaming, Business men in their poorly tailored suits and sales patter ..epic sigh. Decided reading Nuts magazine would be…

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Tristan Chaplin Wins Main Event; Pak To Wins Heads-Up Event On WCOAP Final Day

The APAT 2014 World Championship Of Amateur Poker (WCOAP) came to a thrilling conclusion on Monday when the Heads-Up event and the Main Event crowned their champions. Pak To is the new APAT Heads-Up World Champion, with Tristan Chaplin becoming the new…

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Paresh Mahendra Spoils Michael Perry’s PLO Party On Penultimate Day of WCOAP

It was another busy day at the Aspers Stratford Westfield casino as the APAT 2014 World Championship Of Amateur (WCOAP) continued its march towards a final. Two more champions were crowned and the Main Event saw its second and final starting flight wri…

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David Rudling-Smith Is Cash King; Derek Rowland in Split Pot Heaven, on Day Five

Once again the Aspers Stratford Westfield was teeming with some of the best amateur poker talent in the world as the 2014 APAT World Championship Of Amateur Poker (WCOAP) continued towards its glistening finale. Saturday saw two more champions crowned …

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Day Three Brings WCOAP Bracelets for Andrea Canli and Maxcel Verdugo

The APAT 2014 World Championship Of Amateur Poker (WCOAP) continued on Thursday with another two superbly structured tournaments, namely the Antes-Only and the H.O.R.S.E events. As the name suggests, the Antes-Only event featured a structure that was v…

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Nuno Duarte Crowned 2014 High Roller Champion On WCOAP Day Two

The second day of the APAT 2014 World Championship Of Amateur Poker (WCOAP) saw two event s completed at the Aspers Stratford Westfield and two more champions crowned. Nuno Duarte binked the High Roller event and Chris Webber the Mixed Game event. Even…

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Van Thang Nguyen Wins Opening WCOAP Event

The 2014 APAT World Championship Of Amateur Poker got under way at Aspers Stratford Westfield on Tuesday afternoon with the £55 No Limit Hold’em event and it if the rest of the week-long festival continues in the same vein it should be a fantastic seve…

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BlackBelt Win UK Team Poker Championship

The Amateur Poker Association & Tour (APAT) stage-managed their most recent event – the Coral-sponsored UK Team Championship, at the Genting Club, Stoke with 30 teams of 8 members each from around the UK combining into the 240-player 2-day deepstac…

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Warren Says Make Mine A Double Top!

The G Casino, Cardiff held the 2013 Welsh Amateur Poker Championship over the weekend of August 3rd. With a £75 buy in and a 15,000 starting stack running to a 45 minute clock the field, made up of APAT members from around the U.K. 114 runners battled …

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Donkeys Aren’t Deaf – Ranting and Raving- More APAT Misery.



Three Part Blog Update.


Pt1, Ranting & Raving.
I’ve been guilty of many a rant at the poker table and I guess that’s something I have to live with as I’m never going to totally eradicate that from my game no matter how hard I try. (I do try) I really wish I could just take bad beats, bad play, slow rolls etc. and let it all wash over me but I just can’t.
Well not 100% of the time anyway. Sometimes I get unlucky and I’m fine with it and other times I have a bit of a rant. There is no real way of knowing what triggers it for me as it can be in a tiny buy-in or insignificant game where I have a minutes red mist and other really big games where I take it as I should all the time.
I’m very embarrassed by it often within seconds of doing it, yet still cannot stop myself. My language on occasions is just awful and if ever my mother was sat at the same table as me she’d be washing my mouth out with soap.

On a positive note I’m generally a good winner and don’t give people rub downs when I get lucky or on those rare occasions where I might actually outplay someone. (Unless I know them well enough then it’s allowed of course!)

Pt 2, APAT Misery

Played the APAT English Open at G Coventry last Saturday and it didn’t go well. I had a massively frustrating day right from the get go. I didn’t get above the 15k starting stack at any point.

I had one pretty tough opponent on my table and 8 others who I wasn’t the slightest bit worried about. Our table was very nitty and this was proved by the point that I was the first player eliminated from the table at about level 8 I think it was.

Based on what the APAT stands for I should just play and enjoy them, I’d just so like to win one that I end up taking it far too seriously. I put pressure on myself because I want to do well and when I made a bad call (well I told the guy the exact 2 cards he had, I was right & still called) versus some total nit who’s probably never bluffed in his life. I was furious with myself. My language was awful, though it was directed at me which made it slightly less terrible. I had to apologise to a lady player sat 2 to my right after I’d calmed down. What a dick I am sometimes. Bearing in mind this is an APAT event I felt really bad about it.

After exiting the main event at almost exactly 8.30pm I entered the £20 evening comp and actually enjoyed it a lot. No pressure on myself and I played well. I had a good table with some nice people on and we had some fun.

When I busted quite deep into the evening tournament it was more to do with the blinds/chip average than anything else, so I was totally cool about it.

I actually went looking for a cash game as I felt that after playing badly in the APAT I’d played really well in the evening comp.

I was totally card dead in the cash and just couldn’t get anything going but as the blinds didn’t go up every 30 minutes I was prepared to be patient. I thought I’d get a spot eventually. I moved tables 3 times to get on the easiest one which I managed eventually.

My last hand of the day was when I opened a pot in late position with 9,6. I know it’s not the best starting hand but I always seem to do well with it and I’d been very tight so thought I could rep a much bigger hand if I had to.

Anyway as I open the pot for a standard raise and the young kid to my immediate level says raise and chucks some chips in. Now I know 100% for sure he didn’t notice that I’d already opened so I knew he didn’t intend to 3 bet he just thought he was opening.

1 other player calls the 3bet so I just make up the difference and we are 3 way to the flop.

The flop comes 6h,7h,9h. I check the kid bets about 2/3rds of the pot, the other guy calls and I ship all my chips in for a pretty big over bet raise.

The kid tanks for a while and calls and then the other guy does the same.

So I’m all-in and covered in a 3 way pot but they still have chips. The pot is more than big enough to cover my whole day so I’m praying no Heart hits as I know I must lose if it does.

The turn is 3c and they both check. The river is the 8d and again they both check. This fills me with confidence as the flush doesn’t hit and their checks suggest weakness.

So I announce very clearly that I have” Two Pair” and the one guy immediately says “that beats me” and he shows the Ah and mucks.

The kid to my left say something like “what 2 pair have you got?” and Patrick the dealer says “Show and take” or similar, so I turn my hand over and show the 9, 6.

He still does nothing for a while then turns over his cards and says “I have a straight” and shows 5h,5s.

I was not a happy bunny. First of all that he could call a pretty big shove with an under pair to the board, and secondly for the blatant slow roll.

Now recently I played a shocker versus Tom French in a tournament at Coventry where I tanked for a long time with the 2nd nuts before calling, (it was a long story why I tanked so long which I won’t bore you with) but at least I flipped my cards over as soon as I actually made the Fekin call.

I told the kid what I thought of his call on the flop and suggested in some pretty colourful language that it would have been easier for me to take if he’d just said “I have a straight” as soon as he checked behind on the river.

That was the end of a not so great day for me.

Baz “God” McDonald on the other hand did rather better than most in the Main Event, and if you want to know why they call him “Run like God McDonald”, a perfect example happened earlier in the day when someone shipped in from the button for 25k with AK and he called from the sb with AQ.

The big blind folded and then all hell broke loose when it was realised that the buttons cards (AK) had been mucked by the dealer.

So Baz wins a 50k pot without the worry of having to try and outdraw the AK. Apparently the guy was moaning like F about it, but to be honest the way Baz runs he’d have binked anyway. Baz went on to make the Final Table on day 2.

Pt 3, Donkeys Aren’t Deaf.

I played the GUKPT £1,000 Main Event at Walsall recently and had a good day even though it all ended badly.

My initial starting table was pretty easy but throughout the day as players busted out it got tougher and tougher. All the empty seats were filled by better and better players and I was surrounded by professional players.

The table talk between the pro players I found amusing and annoying in almost equal measure, mainly because they were talking about me!

I had some good hands in some good spots and for the most part I didn’t need to show my hole cards. There were three or four hands when I put in a big 3 or 4 bets to take pots and I didn’t show my cards when they folded.

2 of the pro’s, (1 either side of me) would then start saying what they folded and what they thought I had and talking about me as if I wasn’t even there. Their comments were not complimentary and were borderline insulting.

Yes they are better players than I am, but I’m fairly confident that I am better than they thought I was. It suited me that they were underestimating me though. To win money at poker you do not necessarily have to be more skilful than your opponent. You can win with less skill, so long as you are just more skilful than he thinks you are. Underestimating your opponents level is a recipe for disaster.

Even though I could do, I will not name the pros that were guilty of bad mouthing me.

I think in fairness I’ve been guilty in the past of doing to others what they did to me. I’ve been on tables at Coventry or the Broadway or Gala with regulars that I know well and we’ve openly discussed the play of other players in less than glowing terms.

I try to stop myself from swearing or moaning when I suffer bad beats etc but it’s tough in the heat of the moment. However I will make a point of not discussing peoples play as if they are deaf in future having been on the receiving end.

On a positive note I had Chas Chatta sat next to me for a short while. He’s a sponsored pro for Genting and is something to do with Bankroll Supply I think. Without doubt one of the nicest guys in poker. I’ve only met him once previously; in the £250 6max at the GUKPT Coventry last year and he struck me right away as a good guy.

My GUKPT main event ended in a massive pot 20 minutes from the end of day 1. After playing all day and going from the 20k starting stack up to 64k I get moved tables and bust 1st hand. I 3 bet someone when I pick up 9,9 and he and the BB call me.

So even though I 3bet we are 3 way to the flop and I hit a set. Can’t remember the last time I hit a set in a 3 bet pot, it was probably 1987.

Sadly though one of my opponents hits a middle pin straight on the turn and I bust out in a pot that had 140k + in it.

At the end of the day the tournament CL had 170k so the 140k would have put me about 3rd in chips of the 55 remaining.

So dreams of winning a GUKPT or APAT are still on hold. Work to do on my Helmuth rants and must remember that Donkeys aren’t deaf.
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