World Speed Poker Open
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The tournament had a £2,000 entry fee.
Twelve preliminary heats took place, each with six participants. The winner received £2,500 and a place in one of the WSPO semi-finals.
The top three finishers in each of the semi-finals received a seat in the WSPO Final. The winner also received a further £2,500. Players took to the Final the amount of chips they had when their semi-final got down to just three players.
The payout structure for the Final was:
- Winner: £50,000
- Runner-Up: £25,000
- 3rd place: £17,000
- 4th place: £10,000
- 5th place: £5,000
- 6th place: £2,000
Each player has 15 seconds to make their decision. The clock starts when the player knows how much the bet into him or her is.
Twice per tournament, a player may have an additional 30 second time-out, this idea was the brainchild of Dave "Devilfish" Ulliot.
If a decision is not made during that time period, the hand is declared dead.
To help speed things along, 2 dealers are utilised.
|Heat 1 (paddypowerpoker.com)||Mike McFadden||Ram Vaswani|
|Heat 2 (paddypowerpoker.com)||Oliver Boyce||Kevin O'Connell||
|Heat 3 (coralpoker.com)||Tiffany Williamson||Dave Penly||
|Heat 4 (partypoker.co.uk)||Jac Arama||Jason Smith||
|Heat 5 (partypoker.co.uk)||Lynne Beaumont||Thomas Bihl|
|Heat 6 (partypoker.co.uk)||Neil Channing||Korosh Nejad||
|Heat 7 (pokerheaven.com)||John Kabbaj||Victor Garcia Camara||
|Heat 8 (pokerheaven.com)||Dave Colclough||Henning Bolstad||
|Heat 9 (pokerheaven.com)||Tony G||Alex Tsai|
|Heat 10 (fulltiltpoker.com)||Adam Richardson||Chris Ferguson|
|Heat 11 (interpoker.com)||Emile Petit||Matthew Norman||
|Heat 12 (interpoker.com)||Rory Matthews||Piero Milani|
|Semi-Final 1||Emile Petit||Mike McFadden||
|Semi-Final 2||Tony G||Lynne Beaumont||
|Grand Final||Oliver Boyce||Emile Petit||