Irish Open winner Niall Smyth
How did winning the Irish Open change your life?
I wasn’t really taking poker seriously before the Irish Open. I just played online now and again whenever I felt like it, but now I take it a lot more seriously – studying the game, managing my bankroll and so on. It gave me the money to set myself up properly and treat poker more seriously, to treat it like a job.
Chris 'Moorman1' Moorman
"I’ve never won a live tournament, so it would be nice to get that monkey off my back, and obviously extra nice it if came with a bracelet. I don’t care what the event is to be honest, I’ll take anything really."
Daniel 'Jungleman12' Cates
Online phenom Daniel Cates discusses his rollercoaster year and his relocation to the UK.
Sam Trickett Interview
It’s been an extraordinary year for Sam Trickett. Since we last interviewed him, 12 months ago, Sam has overtaken Devilfish on the UK all-time money list, demolished the two of the most expensive tournaments in the world and won the Partouche Poker Tour Grand final.
Interview: David Gentry
Black Belt Poker’s latest pro is a true grinder, a 26-year-old former dealer now making a consistent living from the other side of the felt.
Meet the WSOP Champ: Pius Heinz
"Once I knew I had it, I remember going back to the rail and disappearing into this swarm of arms. I don’t think you could see me, there were so many people hugging me. That was a pretty sick moment."
WSOP November Nine finalist Eoghan O'Dea
“I’ll be really disappointed if I come ninth, especially since I’m bringing 50 or 60 people with me – that would be an anti-climax. We’ve been given ninth-place money, so it would be like getting nothing.”
Interview: Sam ‘KODDZILLA’ Razavi
When he’s not final-tabling the Aussie Millions and winning UKIPT titles, Black Belt Sam Razavi is busy earning a crust at the heads-up cash tables…
The Hendon Mob
“I’ve never been very good at poker tips,” declares Ross Boatman, “but the way I see it, there are two schools of thought. There’s the Ram Vaswani school of thought. If you play like Ram Vaswani, you’ll win the world in a day. But if you play like Joe Beevers, you’ll never go skint. The rest is up to you.”
WSOP November Niner Sam Holden
The last couple of years have been great ones for the Brits at the World Series of Poker. In fact all that's been missing has been a victory in the Main Event. 22-year-old Sam Holden could be on course to change that though.