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Brits a hit at WSOP as Richard Ashby becomes third UK winner

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England might be embarrassing themselves at the World Cup, but the World Series Of Poker is a different matter altogether. Hot on the heels of Praz Bansi and James Dempsey, Richard Ashby has become the third Englishman to clinch a WSOP bracelet, outlasting 408 runners to take down the $1,500 seven-card stud event and scoop $140,467 into the bargain. Is this a sign of things to come? Will England turn it around in South Africa? Will Andy Murray win Wimbledon? Will Lee Westwood or Luke Donald break Britain’s major duck at the US Open? Nah, but Richard Ashby’s won a WSOP bracelet. Read more.

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