British poker players bank over US$ 8 million in winnings

On Tuesday, the Main event of the World Series of Poker 2014 reached its final table and the poker world saw the November Nine. Sadly, in spite of several courageous efforts, none of the 9 surviving poker players are from Ireland and United Kingdom, concluding the World Series of Poker for another twelve months.

In spite of not having anyone representing British shores at the Main Event final table of World Series of Poker 2014, this year’s tournament was a huge success, one which saw British players arrive at the money spots on 280 occasions, cashes which come to a merged US$ 8007032.

The first of Brit cashes came from Lee Davy (poker writer extraordinaire) who ended in 86th spot in Event #1: US$ 500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em for US$ 886 as well as the end result was Craig McCorkell’s thirteenth spot end in Event #65: US$ 10000 Main Event that sacked up the popular professional an impressive US$ 441940.

Craig’s haul was the 4th largest cash had by 1 of British heroes, the biggest amount being won by Paul Newey when he ended 7th in Event #57: US$ 1000,000 Big One for One Drop for US$ 1418667. The 2 other numbers which pipped Craig McCorkell came from Javed Abrahams (who finished 2nd in Event #64: US$ 10000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship with US$ 570284) and Andrew Teng (who finished 4th in Event #8: US$ 1500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold’em with US$ 465972 for).