Tom Hall Wins the GUKPT Luton Main Tournament for £90,965

Tom Hall

After virtually a six-year wait, Tom Hall has been crowned the GUKPT Luton £1,250 Main Tournament champion for £90,965, after an fable day of poker action.

Hall, runner-up within the GUKPT Blackpool Main Tournament in 2016, took the title after a money deal used to be agreed with runner-up Matthew Davenport.

Hall led the closing 13 gamers at the launch of Day 3, on the opposite hand it used to be underneath no circumstances airplane crusing for the eventual champion.

GUKPT Luton Main Tournament Last Desk Outcomes

Unhappy Participant Country Payout (GBP)
1 Tom Hall United Kingdom £90,965*
2 Matthew Davenport United Kingdom £76,785*
3 R.S. N/A £40,800
4 Aaron Khera United Kingdom £25,750
5 Timothy Chung Hong Kong £17,300
6 Trevor Reardon United Kingdom £12,450
7 Kevin Allen United Kingdom £9,600
8 Charles Akadiri United Kingdom £8,050
9 Andrew Bak United Kingdom £6,650

Winner’s Reaction

“It used to be this kind of grind for the first four hours. It felt relish I was on a gradual slope down.” acknowledged Hall when talking to the Grosvenor Crew.

“I was third in chips for a whole lot of of the closing desk, so used to be handcuffed, however the dynamics changed loads.

“I’m very pleased, I admire Matt (Davenport) loads, so I was very pleased to sever it with him.”

Last Day Recap

Day 3 bought off to a huge-fast launch with four eliminations within the first 60 minutes of play. Day 1a chip chief Tamer Kamel (13th – £4,400) hit the rail when his ace-ten misplaced a flip against the pocket deuces of Rajinder Shina.

An anonymous participant then departed in 12th set before WSOP bracelet winner Alexandru Papazian (11th – £5,150) exited after waking up with ace-jack within the big blind and saw his hand lose to queen-three.

Shina (10th – £5,850) used to be the final participant to fail to heed a set at the closing desk. After shoving king-9 correct, Timothy Chung known as with queen-ten correct, and the flop equipped a ten.

The action then slowed down, and it used to be over two hours later that Andrew Bak (9th – £6,650) used to be eliminated when he known as for his final 94,000 from the big blind after Matthew Davenport had raised to 108,000 from the diminutive blind. Davenport’s pocket queens were too tough for Bak’s ace-9 correct.

Charles Akadiri (eighth – £8,050) departed in a seriously cruel style after flopping two pair with ten-5.

Chung had flopped top pair on the queen-ten-5 board and managed to salvage the pot after the turn and river fell deuce-deuce and proficient him the elevated two pair.

Chung endured his dominance and used to be the man to set away with both Kevin Allen (seventh – £9,600) and this season’s GUKPT Manchester Main Tournament winner Trevor Reardon (6th – £12,450).

With Chung having a commanding lead, the opposite four gamers were restricted and hunted for doubtlessly the most appealing kind set to set their chips into the center. Nonetheless in factual 45 minutes of loopy action, Chung went from having sixty percent of the chips to being eliminated in fifth set. Hall, Davenport and Khera all doubled thru Chung before Davenport hit a straight on the river against Chung’s day out jacks.

In Chung’s closing hand, he three-bet shoved from the diminutive blind with ace-eight and ran into pocket kings within the big blind. Chung, who won the High Roller tournament in Luton, learned an ace on the flop, however a king looked on the turn to remain his hopes of fixing into the first participant to salvage two GUKPT Main Events in one season, following his victory in London earlier this year.

Aaron Khera (4th-£25,750) used to be among the many tournament chip leaders since the tip of Day 1b, and his momentum endured till his pocket eights were unable to preserve against ace-queen.

An anonymous participant then won and misplaced the chip lead before departing in third set, at which level, Hall and Davenport agreed to remain complaints by agreeing to a deal, with Hall named as champion attributable to his elevated chip stack.

Observe endured coverage of the GUKPT tour right here at PokerNews later this month because the action returns to London.

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