You might remember the name John Gudger. He’s the partypoker player who managed to pull off the ultimate poker trick there is. Turning a $3 online qualifier into a whopping £12,750 payday by winning the partypoker World Poker Tour National UK Milton Keynes Main Event. All this and a little known fact is that this was actually his first live tournament in the United Kingdom!
No easy feat…
Once he’d secured his seat to the live event he still needed to conquer a field of 292 players at The Casino MK in Milton Keynes. But in the end that’s just what he did, a very nice pay day later, a trophy and the title of WPT National champion, we caught up with John for a few quick words.
1) Dany Willis: Congratulations again on your impressive win John, so when did you get into playing poker?
John Gudger: Only since Christmas 2011!
2) DW: Wow and already a live event title under your belt that must feel great! So what kind of stakes and games do you normally play?
JG: Well anything upto $12 but now I’ve been playing $.25/.50 cash tables
3) DW: “If I don’t get my daily ______________ I get grumpy!”?
JG: Ha ha…nope never get grumpy!
4) DW: Alright well how would you describe your style?
JG: I guess I’m now a tight passive kind of player
5) DW: Another fun one the “Be careful what you wish for especially with ________?”
JG: Easy it has to be ACES!
6)DW: So so true…okay how about “Do NOT wait until the last minute to ____________”
JG: Well of course that would be “buy in”
7) DW: And who would we find on your ipod?
JG: Led Zeppelin of course!
8) DW: With your poker, are you playing mainly online poker, live poker, or a mixture of both?
JG: I’d say online. You see Milton Keynes was actually my first ever Live Tournament in the United Kingdom!
9) DW: So that was a pretty payday, any plans?
JG: Helping my nephew with university costs.
10) DW: Good times, alright now any sicks hands from the final table you’d care to talk about?
JG: Sure Button all in SB called overshoved with KK. Small blind folded saying don’t be an ace. Ace on the river but beat button’s J10!!
11) DW: It’s like you said about the Aces right? So tell us how did you celebrate your victory?
JG: With Pink champagne and the organizers
12) DW: So any fool proof recipes for success at the tables?
JG: Yeah… don’t play every hand!
13) DW: We never do! And lastly but not least what was the best thing about WPT UK Tour Experience?”
JG: Well it was a big tournament experience for very little cost and all thanks to partypoker of course!”
Experience something new in Live Poker!
With the WPT National Tour you could be among the first to truly experience something completely unique in the world of live poker…
We’re talking about the WPT Aspers Accumulator of course. If you’ve not heard of it it’s a brand new live poker tournament format that gives you more chances to win more chips and make it into the prize spots.
How does it work?
So picture this with an ordinary poker tour tournament you enter once and that’s it right? Well with this one you can actually enter up to 3 times and here’s the best part accumulate your chips from each entry!
But wait it get’s better! You can even win free entries right here on partypoker and yes of course we have qualifiers running every single day. Yes EVERY. SINGLE. DAY! Read more right here: WPT National UK
Daily Online Qualifiers for partypoker WPT Nation London Run Until February 23rd
That’s right we’re continuing to run our daily online satellites for the next partypoker WPT National London event. Up for grabs is a massive £100,000 prizepool guaranteed prizepool for the third leg of the five tour stop live ‘Accumulator’ event running from February 27 – March 2 at Aspers Casino Westfield Stratford City – the biggest ever guaranteed poker prizepool at an Aspers Casino.
Aspers Casino Westfield Stratford City Poker Manager John Scanlon said: “The response from players to the new WPT National Aspers Accumulator events has been fantastic and to show our commitment to the tour we have decided to guarantee £100,000 prize pool for the next event taking place in Aspers Stratford from February 27 to March 2. This is the first time we have made such a commitment to a poker event and it is largely due to the fantastic support of our online sponsor partypoker with their array of online satellites for the event. Never before have players had the opportunity to become a WPT National Champion for £200 and take home not only the prestigious WPTN title but over £20,000 in cash.”
There’s of course seat-only satellites which are running daily. Every satellite guarantees one seat. And don’t forget you could even freeroll your way into the tournament! For more information on the array of free and low-cost options to qualify, visit: http://ow.ly/tg1b5
In addition, exclusive opportunities are offered to partypoker players with three chances to win $1,000 WPT National packages via three special promotions:
Second Chance Freeroll
All partypoker players who play WPT National London will be invited to a second chance freeroll on partypoker. The winner takes home a $1,000 package to partypoker WPT National Newcastle (1st May – 4th May), 2nd– 4th a $310 buy-in into a flight at partypoker WPT National Newcastle and 5th-7th a $33 buy-in into the partypoker WPT National Newcastle online satellite.
Last Man Standing
The last partypoker qualifier to be knocked out of the WPT National London will win a $1,000 package to WPT National Newcastle.
Daily Chip Leader
Each daily chip leader of Flight 1A, Flight 1B, Flight 1C, Day 2 and Day 3 of WPT National London will be invited to beat a partypoker pro in an online 6 person Sit & Go.
The three remaining partypoker WPT National UK Tour stops taking place at Aspers Casinos are as follows:
- Aspers Westfield Stratford City London: February 27- March 2, 2014
- Aspers Newcastle: May 1 – 4, 2014
- Aspers Westfield Stratford City London: July 3 – 6, 2014.