UKIPT & WSOP APAC: Coren, Kuo, Rowsome and de Melo in Action


For poker fans all around the globe October is a great month: Word Series of Poker Asia-Pacific, UKIPT Isle of Man and soon to come EPT London, WPT Alpha8, LAPT Peru and WPT Caribbean – just to name a few of the more prominent tournaments around the corner.

Today the UKIPT Isle of Man Main Event was going to play down to its final table, and among the 40 players at the start of Day 3 were three PokerStars pros: Adrienne Rowsome, Victoria Coren and Fatima Moreira de Melo.

Fatima de Melo began the day as a short stack with only 58,500 in chips (29 bb), but it was two-time EPT winner Victoria Coren with a stack of 77,500, who was the first of the remaining players to be eliminated. Coren had picked up a pair of queens and she 3-bet from the button and Frank Longinotti flat-called. On a flop of J53 Longinotti checked and Victoria Coren responded with an all in. Longinotti made the call with AK and spiked an ace on the turn to send Coren home.

Afterwards Coren tweeted that she was a bit surprised by Longinotti’s play:

Soon after Coren’s exit, Fatima de Melo moved all in from the button with

and was called by Lee Jones with . It looked good for de Melo on the flop and the turn, but Lee hit a three on the river to eliminate Fatima de Melo in 38th place.

Now Adrienne Rowsome was last woman standing and she came off to a good start eliminating a player with a pair of sixes vs. a pair of fives. Rowsome was able to make it all the way to the two last tables, but unfortunately she ran her AQ into Jan Snejberg’s pair of aces, and she was gone in 12th place. Rowsome received £4,650 for her deep run.

The final table of eight will play down to a winner tomorrow at 1 pm local time with the aforementioned Jan Snejberg in the lead with 1,561,000.


On the other side of the globe Kitty Kuo began Day 2 of the $2,200 NLH event with 45,500 in chips (45 bb). 31 players remained. After a crazy Day 1 at the tables, Kuo tweeted she was ready to go:

“Black dress up,with cute hat! Ready to play my wsop event2 day2,10 ppls away for money,33 ppls more to go,I am ready!”

Unfortunately she lost most of her chips early, and on the money bubble she moved all in with AK only to see Michael O’Grady wake up with a pair of aces. Kuo’s boyfriend Russell Thomas joined her on the rail as he was eliminated in 24th place for a min-cash of $3,969.

Feng Zhou leads the unofficial final table of ten with 241,500 in chips. The winner will be crowned on Day 3 tomorrow, when play resume at 12:10 pm local time.

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