The APAT United Kingdom Team Championships was held at the G Casino and featured a sold out field of twenty three teams of eight players each drawn from some of the largest UK poker communities who were once again treated to a 10,000 starting stack, 45 minute clock tournament in keeping with APAT's aim to bring affordable deepstack poker to recreational players.
The 184 runners created a £9,200 prize pool,half going to the top three teams (points scored for the top 50 finishers) and half to the top individual finishers. Once again APAT provided added value with a UKIPT seat to the individual winner of the Championship.
As expected play was extremely competitive throughout with the best performing teams in early play Hetton Social League, Hendon Mob and blonde Poker: All three did not lose a player until well into day one play.
In the last level, Rob Swindells who had been near the head of affairs all day, won a big pot against Alan Lake of Black Belt Poker, pocket Queens against pocket Tens to move into a dominating position.
24 October, 2011