Though this month’s Palm Beach Big Game was in unfamiliar yet temporary territory, it still lived up to its reputation as one of the best live events to be found in London.
Despite the temporary location we still saw a very stacked crowd of 62 participants, who had no problems finding the Fox Poker Club on Monday. Of these entrants was James Dempsey, the Boatman brothers of Ross and Barny, Praz Bansi and this year’s only World Series Of Poker Bracelet Winner Craig McCorkell.
However, this month it was the turn of Van Pham to walk out with the lion’s share of the prize pool. He took down a first place prize of £21,000 after successfully negotiating a final table that included Romano Pizzo, James Akenhead, Nick Winsor and Jack Salter.
Here are the final standings of the Palm Beach Big Game:
Van Pham £21,000
Romano Pizzo £14,000
Rajesh Rughwani £8,500
Benjamin Winsor £6,510
Nick Irvine £4,650
Jack Salter £3,720
James Akenhead £2,480
Christopher Sly £1,140
Next month the £1000 buy-in Palm Beach Big Game returns back to its native home of Mayfair, though there will still be an excellent line up of action at the Fox Poker Club too, with a £400 Main Event with a prize pool of £25,000 that is guaranteed.
September Sees The Arrival Of The London Poker Festival
London may have been a bit busy of late playing host to a certain small time sports event, however next month it is to welcoming some of the very best poker players from all around the world. This is because of the return of the London Poker Festival.
This event incorporates a total of 80 poker tournaments which are spread across a selection of eight card rooms all throughout the month of September. There will prize money totaling over the £1million mark with much of it being guaranteed. This festival is not just about poker though, there are many nights of parties, live music, comedy nights and a whole selection of other forms of entertainment on offer.
The British Poker Awards will also be given out at some stage of the month. However in terms of poker events there will be the LCI UK Poker Tour, The Big Bluff Five-O, The ever popular GUKPT and of course the September Festival Main Event.
This festival is not just for the pros however, it offers tournaments for all levels of players. So there will be something for everyone to take part in, as many card rooms will be offering up their own special events.
So if you are in London this September, or not too far away, you really do not want to miss this yearly festival.