Benjamin Spragg

Benjamin Spragg

Benjamin Spragg

445 global poker index

0 world poker tour index

$467,948 total poker live earnings

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Profile

name
Benjamin Spragg
Nationality
United Kingdom
GPI Rank
445
WPT Wins
0
total poker live earnings
$467,948

Biography

Ben “Spraggy” Spragg is a British poker player and PokerStars Ambassador.

After graduating in 2012, he started playing poker and streaming on the internet. Spragg started as a cash game player, but after grinding those tables he moved over to tournament poker.

He first joined PokerStars as a member of Team Online in 2017. Over the course of his career he has won numerous online titles, including World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) titles in 2020 and 2021.

“As a streamer, poker events like the WCOOP are to be enjoyed, so my aim is always to put on the best show,” he told PokerNews in 2020. “Of course, that means deep runs and winning as much money as possible because, ultimately, thats what people want to see!”

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In September 2023, Spragg entered the 1,100 PokerStars UKIPT Brighton Main Event alongside 351 opponents. After three intense days of high-octane poker action, Spragg found himself at the six-handed final table and with a chance to secure the first major live poker victory of his career.

Spragg was fifth in chips at the start of play, but an early double-up through Sebastian Gohr with pocket aces moved Spragg towards the top of the chip counts. Spragg eliminated Gohr in sixth place to further enhance his chances of his breakout win.

Eventually, Spragg navigated his way to the heads-up part of the Main Event, where he faced Germany’s a href=“https://www.pokernews.com/poker-players/dominik-nitsche/">Dominik Nitsche, a supremely talented individual with four WSOP bracelets to his name. Nitsche clawed his way level but a failed bluff all but eliminated him from the tournament, and Spragg sent Nitsche to the showers on hand later.

Spragg took home a career-best live score of 69,120 ($86,259) for his victory, plus his first UKIPT title, making amends for his near miss (sixth place) in the 2013 UKIPT Dublin Main Event.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2024 PokerStars EPT Paris5,300 EPT Main Event 174th €11,400
2023 PokerStars EPT Prague3,000 Mystery Bounty 59th €4,170
2023 UKIPT Edinburgh1,100 Main Event 6th £9,100
2023 UKIPT Brighton1,100 Main Event 1st £69,120
2023 PokerStars EPT Barcelona5,300 EPT Main Event 147th €13,450
2023 PokerStars EPT Barcelona1,100 Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event 774th €2,290
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #81: $600 Ultra Stack 328th $2,090
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #70: $400 Colossus 256th $2,680
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #53: $1,500 Millionaire Maker 79th $17,418
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #39: $1,500 Monster Stack 899th $2,626
2023 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker$1,050 Main Event 547th $2,279
2023 PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo5,300 EPT Main Event 136th €9,850
2023 PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo2,200 FPS High Roller 132nd €3,850
2023 PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo1,100 FPS Main Event 21st €8,850
2023 Irish Open1,150 Main Event 174th €2,990
2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure$3,000 PCA Mystery Bounty 59th $4,050
2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure$1,100 BSOP Bahamas Main Event 60th $1,850
PokerStars WCOOP 2022WCOOP 92-H: $10,300 NLHE World Championship of NLHE / Main Event, $7M Gtd 61st $30,595
2022 PokerStars EPT London1,100 UKIPT Main Event 139th £2,140
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona5,300 EPT Main Event 195th €11,730
2022 UKIPT Nottingham1,100 Main Event 70th £1,940
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #51: $400 Colossus 1437th $700
2022 PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo5,300 Main Event 124th €9,320
2022 PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo1,100 FPS MainEvent 222nd €2,120
PokerStars WCOOP 2021WCOOP-51-H: $2,100 NLHE 8-Max, Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE, $800K Gtd 45th $2,679
PokerStars WCOOP 2021WCOOP-22-H: $5,200 NLHE 8-Max, Progressive KO, High Roller, $750K Gtd 16th $5,436
Run It Up Reno VIII$235 Pro Bounty 16th $500
2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure$25,000 PokerStars NL Hold’em Players Championship 140th $35,000
UK & Ireland Poker Tour GalwayMain Event 6th €30,210