Our coverage to date has followed all the British representatives at this year’s World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, Nevada. Unfortunately with just 27 players remaining from the initial 6352 that entered there are no Brits left standing.
The remaining 27 players are made up of largely US players, 12 to be precise, which is at no surprise. Previous Main Event winner Carlos Mortensen from Spain sits in 5th spot with over 10 million in chips. Other European representatives include 2 from Holland, 1 from Israel, 1 Czech, 3 French and 1 Italian.
The chip leader at the end of Day six is German Pro, Anton Morgenstern with 21,955,000 in chips which is 3 x the average stack.
Although Poker is not traditionally a game of nationality, the British representatives always provide a strong and vocal rail for their fellow remaining players. The highest cash went to Phillip Long who came 29th for $299,281.
Other high cashes included:
49th Oliver Price $151,063
50th Sebastian Gohr $151,063
59th Steven Watts $123,597
77th Kevin Williams $84,786
Oliver Price and Steven Watts are familiar faces particularly on the London and Brighton poker circuit as well as significant online achievements.
Oliver Prices’ biggest live cash was just for £3,900 before the WSOP Main Event. He registered this score at London’s iconic Gutshot Club in a £750 No Limit Hold ‘Em event. This is mainly due however to the fact that Oliver spends most of his time picking off punters at the cash tables.
Steven Watts however is no stranger to large live tournament cashes. His record speaks volumes for just how talented a player he is amassing $539,533 in live tournament cashes since 2008. Although you can probably double that figure as not all live poker tournaments are official ranking events. Here are a selection of some of his larger cashes in ranking events:
€ 3,200 No Limit Hold’em Main Event – Irish Open 2012 5th for $102,759
€ 2,500 No Limit Hold’em Main Event – WPT Dublin 5th for $ 51,063
£ 300 No Limit Hold’em Fox Poker Club – April Main Event, London 1st for $ 17,275
€ 1,500 No Limit Hold’em – WPT National – Marbella 7th for $ 17,552
With no UK players going through to Day 7 of the World Series of Poker 2013, our attention is now on keeping you up to date with the lead in to the final table, with the final being played later in the year.