Luc Greenwood won the kickoff and inaugural event of the BPO. Event #1 £10,500 NL attracted 26 players. Greenwood outlasted a final table that included Steve O'Dwyer. Robert Flink, and Sam Greenwood banked nearly £120K.
Event #2 £10,500 PLO attracted 30 runners. The top 5 places paid out. George Wolff banked £120,000 for outlasting a final table that included Sam Soverel, Stevie Chidwick, Gavin Cochrane, and Finnish pro Joni Joukimainen.
The colorful Paul Newey shipped Event #3 £10,500 NL for £156K. A total of 46 players took a shot in the second 10K NL event. Newey battled a tough final table that included Sam Grewood, Stevie Chidwick, Cary Catz, Elio Fox, Mikita Badzman, and Sam Soverel... who took another second place finish.
In the first Short Deck event, Sam Greenwood emerged the victory. Event #4 £10,500 NL Short Deck attracted 24 runners. Sam Greenwood outlasted a final four that included Cary Katz, Anson Tsang, and Robbie Flink. Greenwood took only 110K back to Canada in this one.
The price of poker went up for Event #5 with a £25,000 NL affair. Sam Soverel finally ended up in the winner's circle after fading 28 players including a difficult final four with Ali Imsirovic, Chidwick, and Rainer Kempe. SS banked £322K for first after a pair of runner-ups in the first four events.
In the second 25K, Sergei Reixbach banked £253K for outlasted a field of 22 runners in Event #6. Tim Adams finished in second and Elio Fox took third in that one.
It was time to gambool for Event #7 £25,500 PLO. Chidwick won his first BPO title and banked £203K. Sam Soverel finished in third.
The rush continued for Sam Soverel. He won the third and final 25K NL event. Soverel outlasted 13 players in a small field Event #8 in which only the top two places paid out. Steve O'Dwyer finished second, while Soverel padded his BPO lead. Through 8 events, Soverel won two and added two second-place finishes plus one third place.
Badzman binked Event #9 for one of the biggest scores at the BPO, which attracted 18 runners in the £50K NL affair. Bazdzman won £486K for first place. The final three included American David Peters and German pro Christoph Vogelsang.
In the final Event #10, Cary Katz finished in second place after losing a heads-up bout to Ben Tollerene. A total of 12 players took a shot at the BPO 100K title.