Julian Thew Wins Sky Poker Double Stack

Aug 04, 2011, 11:35 ET from Sky Poker

LONDON, August 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Sky Poker's resident pro shows his poker credentials by winning the online poker room's Double Stack tournament.

Julian Thew, winner of a European Poker Tour title as well as two GUKPT titles, has won one of Sky Poker's premium online poker tournaments after emerging victorious in the Double Stack.

Thew, a poker professional from Nottingham who plays on Sky Poker under the alias of 'YoYo', bested a field of 253 players to win the £1,366.20 first prize. In the heads-up battle he eventually overcame 'sandhu05' to secure his first big tournament win on the site since signing as their resident pro player.

The victory isn't the first taste of success for Thew since joining the site, having final tabled his first ever Sky Poker Tour event in Leeds. He eventually finished in 3rd place for £1,700.

The Double Stack is the regular Wednesday night Main Event on Skypoker.com. If slow structures aren't your poker cup of tea, there are a whole range of tournaments available throughout the week, with the Main Events holding some of the largest prize pools on the site. Here's a full list of the Main Events you can find on the site at 8pm each night.


Monday: The Bounty Hunter - £8,000 guaranteed prize pool, £22 buy-in.

Tuesday:    The Open - £4,000 GTD, £11 buy-in.

Wednesday: The Double Stack - £8,000 GTD, £22 buy-in

Thursday:    Sky Sports Bounty Hunter - £12,000 GTD, £33 buy-in

Friday: The Rebuy Open - £5,000 GTD, £11 buy-in with option £11 rebuys

Saturday:     The Open - £5,000 GTD, £22 buy-in

Sunday: The Primo - £12,500 GTD, £33 buy-in


(Note: The guaranteed prize pools can increase or decrease, prize pools above correct at time of publication)

Hot on the heels of Julian's win in the Double Stack, Sky Poker have also launched the 'Thew's at Ten' tournament, built to the EPT Champion's specification. The double chance format tournament will take place at 2200 GMT every Tuesday night, debuting on 9th August, and players will enjoy a slow structure and the company of one of Britain's best poker talents for just £11.

About Sky Poker

Sky Poker is the British Sky Broadcasting's online poker division, which allows users to play poker on their website and screens selected hands from various tournaments and cash games on Sky Poker TV, allowing players on the site to become the stars of the TV channel.  Sky Poker focuses on UK poker players, with all play at the tables in pounds rather than dollars, as well as its own Sky Poker Tour around the country. Sky Poker does not accept customers from the USA and operates fully within UK law under a licence issued by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission.


Media contact details:

Dave Bland
Poker Content Manager
Sky Betting & Gaming
T: +44(0)207-032-4108
E: david.bland3@bskyb.com


SOURCE Sky Poker