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Sep 19, 2012

Akenhead wins Big Pot, Channing and Quoss holding on

By RTR Dennis


Londoner James Akenhead is looking strong at the 2012 English Poker Open. He took down a 29,800 pot against Ramey Shaio and became second on the feature table with 34,900 chips.

As for the hand details, Akenhead (AA) bet 2,450 on a flop of 6h-9s-Qh. Ramey called the raise and the turn was a 4c. After both players checked the turn, Akenhead went all-in when the river was a 5s. Ramey called the 5,625-chip difference, which gave James and his pocket rockets the hand.

Defending EPO champion Fabian Quoss, who won a £220,650 ($340,409) prize a couple of years ago, is still hanging on in the tournament as well. He’s a middle stack on the feature table with 23,100 chips and will be hoping to build on this.

One more player we’d like to mention is Neil Channing, who’s just a little behind Quoss with 19,125 chips. Channing lost a 13,350 pot earlier in the day after wisely folding a set of 3’s when his opponent hit a heart flush on the turn.

Watch the English Poker Open 2012 webcast at 2.30pm daily (UK time) for all the live action.