The $1500 Pot Limit Hold’em title has been retained by the United Kingdom as James ‘Flushy’ Dempsey takes down the bracelet won by JP Kelly last year. Dempsey was missing from his seat at the start of play at the final table, but the massive stack he amassed was more than enough to dominate the final when he eventually returned to play. He defeated fellow chip leader Steve Chanthabouasy in a tense 2 hour heads up match.
The year of the Brits part 2 is now a reality, with two bracelets and two big final table finishes in just 9 events. The day started appropriately with Praz Bansi collecting his own bracelet to the sound of God Save the Queen in his award ceremony and now we are guaranteed another one next week. There was also a very vocal rail which included big names like Chris Moorman willing their man over the finish line.
The $197,470 purse Flushy picks up for his win was not his biggest ever, having also bagged $211,000 in the 2009 SCOOP last year, but this will no doubt be the most significant win of his career. Dempsey is both a legendary character on the Blondepoker forum and the UK circuit, a well known staker that could give Neil Channing a run for his money and now with this win he is poised to become one of the big stars of the British game.
Congratulations to James Dempsey and long may the Year of the Brits Part 2 continue. You can see how he did it via our Live Reporting Log.
1st: James Dempsey - $197,470
2nd: Steve Chanthabouasy - $121,963
3rd: JJ Liu - $86,512
4th: Mark Babekov - $62,232
5th: Scott Haraden - $45,393
6th: Armen Kara - $33,573
7th: Joseph Williams - $25,166
8th: Edward Brogdon - $19,120
9th: Gregg Wilkerson - $14,715
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