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Look Out: David Vamplew

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Nov 26, 2010

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As David Vamplew went on the best poker run of his life over the course of a few days at the European Poker Tour London festival of poker, comparisons abounded for the 23-year-old professional poker player from Fife, Scotland. His light complexion and last name had many ready to nickname him “The Vampire,” while others thought that his circular glasses and ruffled hair pointed to the nickname “Harry Potter.” No matter what nickname that people wanted to give him in London, the title that best described him was “winner.” On Monday, Oct. 4, Vamplew defeated professional John Juanda to win £900,000 after a heads-up duel that was impressive. The tough test at the end of the EPT London £5,000 main event was Vamplew’s reward for wading through a mine field of a tournament that included 848 players, the largest in the history of England. Juanda was eliminated one spot shy ...


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