Survival can often be the name of the game in tournament poker, making it to day two, trying to make the money, eyeing up the final table, the pay jumps, the trophy.
Look around your average poker table, especially as you get deeper into the tournament, and half of them are in survival mode, all-in or fold poker.
There’s no opening light, never mind three or four betting without the goods, it’s a case of waiting for a hand before getting it in and hopefully doubling up.
This year’s GUKPT came to a close on March 15th with its winner, British legend Ali Mallu, scooping the £59,000 jackpot. After coming 2nd and 3rd in the 2008 and 2010 GUKPT clashes, this is Mallu’s first jackpot win at GUKPT.
Playing for a £1million prizepool is always something that whets the appetite of any poker player, so the addition of the Sky UKPC to the poker calendar has been most welcome.
Of course I play every GUKPT and love the UKs oldest and best poker tour, but I’m a great believer in the market being big enough for all of us, and support all the UK tours where I can.