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The William Hill Poker Grand Prix is a poker tournament sponsored by William Hill plc shown on Sky Sports. It features a number of professional and amateur poker players competing against each other. There have been two tournaments to date, broadcast in 2006 and 2007.

The first tournament entry fee was £6,000 (≈$10,500.) An additional £114,000 (≈$200,000.) was added to the prize pool by William Hill. A limited number of entrants qualified through online satellite tournaments.

Jesse May commentates the broadcasts on Sky Sports, with alternating support from Andrew Black and Lucy Rokach.

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Format

Seven preliminary matches are played, with the winner of each going through to the Grand Final. The second-place finisher goes through to a semi-final round, the winner of which also advances to the Grand Final, which will feature the 7 heat winners and the semi-final winner.

2006 Tournament

Date Episode Winner Runner-Up Other Players
17-Jan-2006 Heat 1 Phil Laak John Falconer
24-Jan-2006 Heat 2 Pascal Perrault Roy Brindley
31-Jan-2006 Heat 3 Liam Flood Peter Costa
7-Feb-2006 Heat 4 Ram Vaswani Iwan Jones
14-Feb-2006 Heat 5 Ken Lennaárd Ben Roberts
21-Feb-2006 Heat 6 Greg Hill Barny Boatman
28-Feb-2006 Heat 7 Sean Murphy Willie Tann
  • Steve Vladar
  • Carmy Banin
  • Stuart Nash
  • Donato Di Bellonia
  • Roy Silvester
  • Peter Gunnarson
7-Mar-2006 Semi-final Roy Brindley Barny Boatman
  • Peter Costa
  • Iwan Jones
  • John Falconer
  • Ben Roberts
  • Willie Tann
14-Mar-2006 Grand final Phil Laak
(£150,000)
Ram Vaswani
(£95,000)
  • Roy Brindley (£65,000)
  • Pascal Perrault (£45,000)
  • Ken Lennaárd (£35,000)
  • Sean Murphy (£25,000)
  • Liam Flood (£20,000)
  • Greg Hill (£15,000)

2007 Tournament

Date Episode Winner Runner-Up Other Players
March 2007 Grand final Martin Wendt
(£180,000)
Wayne Hutchins
(£100,000)

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