Edinburgh man in poker bid after £2.5m winnings

David Vamplew is entering the UK's biggest tournament. Picture: Comp

David Vamplew is entering the UK's biggest tournament. Picture: Comp

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AN Edinburgh maths graduate, who has already won £2.5 million playing poker from his bedroom, is about to enter the UK’s biggest competition this week.

Two years ago 26-year-old David Vamplew netted £900,000 after winning the London EPT event.

This year he has already won two-second place paydays in the World Series of Poker in Vegas, which added almost £470,000 to his winnings.

On the PokerStars site this year he has won a further £382,000, which makes him the 247th most successful client out of over 1.4 million players.

He plays most of the games in his bedroom, often staying up an entire night. But his success does not come cheap. He often has to pay entry fees as high as £20,000 a game.