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Sep 19, 2012

Akenhead wins Big Pot, Channing and Quoss holding on

By RTR Dennis

Quoss

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.