Neil Channing

Neil Channing
Neil Channing at the Irish Open 2010.jpg
Channing at the Irish Open 2010.
Nickname(s)Bad Beat
ResidenceLondon, England
BornNeil Andrew Channing
9 December 1967 (1967-12-09) (age 49)
Reading, Berkshire, England
World Series of Poker
Money finish(es)33
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
131st, 2007
European Poker Tour
Final table(s)None
Money finish(es)1


Neil Andrew Channing (given birth to 9 Dec 1967 in Reading, Berkshire) can be an British professional poker participant and author located in Maida Vale, London. He’s the 2008 Irish Texas holdem Open champion. He’s also the Ambassador for Sky Texas holdem. Before turning professional, he worked well like a bookmaker at various UK racecourses, and today provides books part-time for various sports betting companies. He offers retained an enthusiastic interest in gambling, and can frequently be noticed at big occasions like the Grand Country wide as well as the Cheltenham Festival. Channing’s reputation like a stalwart of the money felt established fact within the market and his capability to grind out a income on a regular basis in the Grosvenor Victoria Gambling establishment quickly garnered him the respect of his peers. In 2007, nevertheless, he switched his focus on the competition circuit and started appearing in various events across European countries. In March 2008, Channing received the 2008 Irish Poker Open up and €801,400 (over $1,200,000) against a field of 667 players. Channing in addition has enjoyed achievement on home ground, specifically in the GUKPT. In March 2010, he completed second in GUKPT London for £84,700 before finally recording his initial UK name in the Luton knee of August from the same season. Channing’s success for £64,050 raised him in to the best 3 from the all-time GUKPT rank list. Although a bracelet has so far evaded him, Channing has cashed 33 times in WSOP/E events, putting him first in the united kingdom before David Ulliott (32) and Surinder Sunar (31). In 2008, he cashed nine moments. Channing’s acquired two close telephone calls at a bracelet: once this year 2010 when he completed second in the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Shootout for $273,153, and another in 2012 where he completed 2nd within a $1,500 No Limit Holdem for $406,409. As of Feb 2014, his total live competition earnings exceed $3,300,000. and he lays seventh in the Britain all-time cash list. Channing is a normal columnist for Bluff European countries Mag. Until 2009, he was sponsored to try out poker competitions by From 2009 until early 2014, he was a sponsored pro at alongside bracelet-winner Richard Ashby. On 27 Apr 2009, Neil launched his brand-new site, Dark Belt Texas holdem, that ran being a skin within the iPoker network, which he co-founded with fellow texas holdem pro Nik Persaud. Neil also published a regular blog page on the webpage and can be an energetic participant in its advertising. On 28 Feb 2014, Dark Belt Poker shut its doorways for business and ceased trading. Neil established fact for support/staking other players, and had twenty five percent in Wayne Akenhead who also made the November 9. Neil also sponsored eight players in the summertime of 2009 with $20,000 WSOP deals under the Dark Belt Texas holdem umbrella. Neil performed several occasions cashing in five, his biggest rating to arrive the $40,000 No Limit Hold’em freezeout where he completed 20th for $71,858. In 2014 Neil Channing became the state ambassador for Sky Texas holdem. Showing up on Sky Texas holdem TV to provide live hand evaluation, aswell as writing sites and strategy content articles for the united kingdom texas holdem site. Neil also frequents the Sky Texas holdem cash video games, both live and on the digital felt beneath the alias ‘NCHANNING.’ In his 1st couple of months as the recently appointed ambassador, Channing obtained his highest ever end on Sky Texas holdem, coming second in the united kingdom INTERNET POKER Series (UKOPS) Primary Event Bounty Hunter for over £6000. He’ll continue steadily to support Sky Texas holdem also, in the bi-annual UK Texas holdem Championships that are kept at Nottingham centered casino, Dusk Right up until Dawn.