Full Tilt Poker UKIPT Galway Festival – Day 8 In The Bag


It was another fun-filled day at the Full Tilt Poker UKIPT Galway Festival yesterday as it reached its eighth day. We saw a bridge tournament get started, the usual Daily Grind event and a whole host of cash games.

Gus Hansen has been having a great festival so far either by winning the UK vs. Ireland Heads Up Challenge or by racking up top scores on the Pac-Man machine, yet we finally found something that he is not so good at.

He took part in the Irish Bridge Masters along with another 107 players and by the time the first day of action came to a close he was ranked a mere 51st. He was playing in a pair with Flemming Danielsen but they could only muster a 41% winning percentage.

Out in front is an English pair in Barry Myers and Sally Brock as they just edged out the Irish team of Paul Delaney and Marcin Ruzinski with winning percentages of 70.55% and 69% respectively. It is no real surprise though as Brock is known as the best player in England.

Ireland Secures Another Win!

In the daily grind it was yet again an Irishman that walked away with the win, as Daniel Gallagher managed to come out on top of the 88 players that had entered the €35+€5 NLHE event. He took home €820 after beating the Brazilian player Marcelo Lima heads up.

Whats Coming Today

Today is the ninth day of the festival and there is still plenty more action to go. There will be the second and final day of that bridge tournament, lots of No Limit Holdem poker events whilst there will also be a satellite for players to try and win a seat in the Irish Poker Championship that kicks off tomorrow.

Everybody in Galway seems to be having a great time, so it seems that this festival will be one of the more anticipated poker festivals on the calendar. Full Tilt Poker has certainly shown that they know how to give everybody a good time.

If you want to see just why the festival has been so popular, we strongly suggest taking a look at the video below. It shows the friendly rivalry and huge choice of how to pass the time when not playing poker.