He’s a player well-known on the circuit for playing a cool game of poker rarely if at all losing his temper or going tilt due to bad cards. Rarely reckless in his it is surprising he has not managed to pull in enough successful or relevant wins over the last couple years. In his last major cash was when he won fourth place in the €4,600 No Limit Hold’em main event tournament in the European Poker Tour’s San Remo event in October 2011. He took €225,000 ($310,212) for his troubles and then that was last of Barney Boatman’s big cashes for a while.
2012 was a no go year for the much loved poker player after 2011. It was such a dismal year for the pro poker player that 2012 ended up putting him in the 3,562 spot $40,785 to record as tournament wins and what was a negative ROI for the year. That compared to his 2011 wins of $425,161 that saw him take 235th place.
However just recently he’s finally got back into the money with 2 major success stories coming from 2013 so far bringing him up to tournament career earnings of $2,720,871. A more than respectable amount!
It was the 44th World Series of Poker where his bracelet win went relatively unnoticed due to the sheer number of tournaments surrounding his win. It was a massive achievement without a doubt, but what it meant to Barney as a player probably went marginally unnoticed by the poker world. It was a duck breaking victory that put his name back on the poker circuit as force to be reckoned with as well as confirm to Barney as a poker player that he still belongs in the rough and tumble competitive world of poker.
It was event 49 that would bring Barney back to life. He paid the $1,500 buy-in and went for his usual cash position, which he seems to have become somewhat of expert at beating the bubble when it comes to WSOP events. After a gruelling few sessions grinding hard at the tables he was yet again on another career busting final table, and this time he was going to go all the way to take the bracelet and the half a million plus prize that went with the prestige.
Barney had cashed 25 times in the WSOP before this and became the first ever British player to get into the winners spot in this particular WSOP tournament giving him a third achievement to add to the cash and bracelet.
Since then Barney has gone on to take tough fought second place spot in the £1,000 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Max tournament held in the EPT/UK and Ireland Poker Tour in London in just a few days ago that saw him win £11,920 ($19,327) on home turf.
It’s looking brighter for one of Britain’s adorned poker players and hopefully now Barney has confirmed he has the right to remain, hopefully we’ll be seeing more from his corner in the future.