Friday, February 18, 2011

Badbeat Sponsored Players Rank in the PokerStars UKIPT Nottingham 2011

Mark Maunsell takes 70th place in a field of 1,058 players

badbeat-maunsel-160.jpgMark Maunsell, 24, was one of two sponsored poker players to cash in the PokerStars UKIPT Nottingham 2011 which had a record breaking 1,058 entrants and an astounding £529,000 prize pool.

The other player was Badbeat Managing Director John Conroy, who was eliminated after racing with TT against AK when down to just 15 big blinds, came in 81st and a prize of £1,375.

Mark first joined as a Sponsored Player in April 2010 starting on a $300 Daily Limit and, with the support and tuition of his personal high-stakes mentor Manuel Palanca, worked his way through the levels to a $3,000 Daily Limit earning himself not only a profitable year with but was awarded a PokerStars UKIPT ticket for his outstanding performance.

Mark’s mentor, Manuel, commented, “Mark played a fantastic game throughout his two days at the UKIPT Nottingham which sadly came to an end when his QQ ran into AK with the river bringing a King to eliminate Mark and put him in 70th place for a £1,585 prize. I’m still very proud of him for making it this far in such a big tournament.”

Mark Maunsell commented on his game, “This was my biggest live tournament and although it was a little nerve-wracking, my whole game was pretty solid. I just played the two cards in front of me and took it one step at a time.

Mark will be representing again at the PokerStars UKIPT Manchester in March and you can keep track of him and all the Badbeat players who are entering by following them on Twitter (@BadbeatLimited), Facebook, the Badbeat Blog ( or at

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