Kieran Plater Wins APAT World Amateur Stud Title

Twenty year old Kieran Plater from Walsall has won the first bracelet event of the 2013 APAT World Championship of Amateur Poker at Dusk Till Dawn, the WCOAP Stud Championship. Kieran, the youngest player in the field, beat 42 other competitiors to take down the first prize of over £700, plus the APAT Gold Medal and WCOAP Bracelet.

This represents a notable double at DTD for the talented young player, after he finalled the £500,000 GTD Deepstack in Nottingham in 2012 for £12,000. Kieran, taught the game at a young age by his poker-playing Dad Ian, is now a mixed games specialist and is certainly a name to watch.

Kieran beat Vikrum Mehta from Hertfordshire to the title. This is Vikrum’s fourth APAT event cash and follows his £25,000 DTD Deepstack second place cash at the beginning of 2013. Adam Sharples from Chester finished third and completed the medal positions.

Elsewhere, England lead Portugal and Italy at the head of the table after day one of the World Amateur Team Championship. That event concludes today. Day two at the WCOAP will also see bracelets awarded in the World Amateur Six-Max Championship and the open WCOAP High Roller competition. Events are being streamed and live updated via

WCOAP Stud Championship 2013
28th April 2013
Entries: 43
Buy in £50
Prize Pool £2,150

1 Kieran Plater £709.50
2 Vikrum Mehta £451.50
3 Adam Sharples £301.00
4 David Llewellyn £215.00
5 Matthew Carter £150.50
6 Chris Webber £129.00