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Duncan McLellan Wins UKIPT Isle of Man; de Melo Finishes Second

Tags: Duncan McLellan, Fatima Moreira de Melo, UK and Ireland Poker Tour Isle of Man.
Posted on 05 November 2013 by "T".

Duncan McLellan is the champion of the 2013 UK and Ireland Poker Tour Isle of Man Main Event! The 49-year-old builder from Corby Northampton defeated olympic field hockey legend and PokerStars SportStar Fatima Moreira de Melo heads-up to claim the title and £94,090. Moreira de Melo, who began the final table as the short stack, didn't seem too disappointed with her second place finish for £59,660 (the biggest cash of her poker career).

"It used to never be good enough for me [talking about defeats in her hockey career]. When I was playing field hockey we lost the final to Germany in 2004 at the Olympics and we were devastated. Now I'm playing poker I've been thinking more in terms of percentages and I can deal with loss way better than when I was an active hockey player. Whenever I've made the right decisions I can deal with the loss way better."


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5 comments on "Duncan McLellan Wins UKIPT Isle of Man; de Melo Finishes Second"

 noonlion05/11/2013 19:15:16 GMT
Not a bad first major cash at all - some of the WSOP events won't even give you that sum for 2nd spot.

Good to see some old geezer winning it all, I think it's easy to think that only the younger guys are good at poker these days.

 Sorin88806/11/2013 09:05:14 GMT
It takes a lot of hard work to win a tournament and the young ones are more capable to fulfill the task.
the last hand:de Melo move all-in with pocket fives, McLellan called with AhTd and the flop rolled out: JsQhKh. Having virtually secured the title, McLellan raised his arms aloft as the 2c and 6s completed the board to give him the title and £94,090.
 doubletop77708/11/2013 14:40:54 GMT
fatima moreira de melo must be one of the greatest sportstars out there, she won an olympic gold hockey medal and she wins fortunes playing poker. what a woman! she always seems to play with a smile on her face and who can blame her she seems to have it all and not to mention being very beautiful as well.
 tironiac11/11/2013 17:08:57 GMT
ce fericita ii
 sergejcho11/11/2013 19:46:42 GMT
@ When I was playing field hockey we lost the final to Germany in 2004 at the Olympics and we were devastated. Now I'm playing poker I've been thinking more in terms of percentages and I can deal with loss way better than when I was an active hockey player.
Legendary !!!!!!!!

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