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Brian Yates (Club Captain)


Where are you from?


How long have you been playing poker?

Since 2005

How long have you been a member of the BCPC?

Since its inception in 2008

What is your favourite hand and why?

K-J…the hand I won the Irish APAT title with in 2009

Who is your favourite player?

Paul Jackson

What is it you like about them?

I beat him heads-up online when winning my first ever online tournament, not knowing he was a pro. He is also a baggie too!

What is your best live win so far?

£3,000 while representing the BCPC at dusk till dawn – 9.1.11

What is your best online win so far?

€6,266 on Ladbrokes – 4.4.10

APAT live medals won

1 gold, 1 bronze

APAT online medals won

2 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze

Biggest poker achievements?

APAT Irish Open Champion 2009 (Dublin), England Captain European Amateur Team Championships 2010 (Luton), Latvian Open Online Champion 2008, Welsh Open Online Champion 2009

What is your main online alias?


Who is your toughest BCPC opponent and why?

Adam Phelan – always reads the game well

BCPC achievements

Heads-up Champion Season 3 and 14 , Summer Deepstack I winner 2010, Online Premier League winner of league stage and Champion Season I, Member of winning team (Midlands Ballbusters) in APAT Online Team Championships 2015. Midlands Ballbusters APAT Team Champs Silver Medal 2016, and Individual Gold Medal Winner, BCPC Hall of Fame Inductee #1

Best BCPC finish

See historic league results.

Worst BCPC finish

See historic league results.

Top BCPC ranking

See rankings table.

Lowest BCPC ranking

See rankings table.