This year’s UKIPT Newcastle tournament is now over, with the 23 year old Scotsman Chris Ferguson cleaning up on a final table that included Sam Holden who is in fact going to be on the WSOP Main Event final table in November.
Sam Holden actually finished in 3rd place taking home a reasonable £39,030 for his efforts, leaving just Ferguson and Alexander Jobling battling it out for the coveted title and winner’s cheque.
The leader going into the final table was Jack Sambrook, who would have felt extremely unfortunate to have his aces cracked by Joblings pocket jacks. Jobling soon saw what it was like to be beaten by a lesser hand though when all the chips were in the middle when he was heads up against the smaller stack of Ferguson.
Jobling held A-K whilst Ferguson had the “Dolly Parton” 9-5s, with the latter turning into a full house. This evened the stacks up and gave Ferguson a bit more impetuous. They both agreed on a deal at that point and the event didn’t last much longer afterwards, with Fergusons pocket eights managing to stay in front of Joblings A-Qs.
Ferguson is only a part time player so this was an even bigger surprise to him, he even said that he had doubted himself during many stages of the event, yet when he got to heads up his confidence levels rose.
He plans to have a big luxury holiday to celebrate his win, though drinks were definitely on the cards immediately after the win. He also plans to turn full time with the rest of the money and attend many more poker events.
ISPT Snap Up Their Fourth Poker Ambasador
The International Stadiums Poker Tour have continued their recruitment of poker professionals to be ambassadors for their tour with the signing of poker pro David Benyamine. It seems that the tour is trying to sign up as many different nationalities as possible to help promote the tour in upcoming events in future countries.
Benyamine joins Michael Mizrachi, Sam Trickett and Liz Lieu in a rather impressive ambassadorial team. The four of them are tasked with adding their backing for the first event of the ISPT which is going to be staged at Wembley Stadium in London next May.
The event is said to be expecting attendance levels of around 30,000 players which will produce a mind boggling prize pool of around 20 million Euros. Is this the last signing they will make to their team of ambassadors before then? We wouldn’t bet on it!
We are all still in extreme anticipation for the event though, it could be something absolutely groundbreaking.