A record-breaking fourth WSOP bracelet for UK players as Mike Ellis wins a $1,500 NLHE event
UK player Mike Ellis has won event #30, a $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event, at the 2010 World Series of Poker. It was a historic win for Ellis and for UK poker – with four bracelets this summer players from the United Kingdom are now having their most successful WSOP of all time.
The win was Ellis’s first career bracelet and he was delighted with the victory, ‘this means absolutely everything. It’s definitely the marking post for playing poker. If you have won a bracelet, then you have really achieved something playing the game of poker.’ Ellis took home $581,851 for the win. Prior to this event Ellis was best known for winning the first-ever GUKPT Grand Final in 2007 for nearly £200k at the Vic in London.
After previous UK wins by Praz Bansi, James Dempsey and Richard Ashby at this World Series Ellis says he was spurred on by the support of his countrymen. ‘We (the British players) have had a fantastic year. And you can see from all the support we get. We are all kind of rooting for each other here. We are all friends and we know each other back home. It’s nice to see all of us doing well. It’s great.’