Manchester Poker Rookie Flies the Flag in Las Vegas
By staff
Manchester's Connor Tate will win at least $140,000 in the World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas this week as the last of Ladbrokes' British contenders for the ultimate prize in poker.

Connor flew to Las Vegas with 62 other top British poker players - 41 of whom went to Las Vegas as part of the contingent to take part in the world's biggest poker tournament. Today, he's the last man standing of the 41 players who qualified through and one of the few British players remaining.

Connor, a poker rookie who has only been playing online poker for 18 months is now playing for one of the largest prizes in poker - a staggering $7,500,000!

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) sees over 5,600 poker players from around the world battle it out over a nine day period to be crowned World Poker Champion. Connor won the opportunity to partake in the WSOP through a weekly online final on

With only three days left and only 58 players remaining, Connor is one of four Brits left in the competition. Known under the alias ‘Sealy’ at the poker table, Connor was made to sweat it out in Vegas watching all his Ladbrokes counterparts including poker professionals bow out in the early stages.

Continuing his lucky streak, he commented: “I never dreamt I would make it this far – I’m still waiting for it to sink in! We’re now playing for serious money with some of the biggest players in the world. This is where all my training playing online at comes into practice. We are playing very high stakes for very high winnings.”

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