Richard Gryko Wins GUKPT UK Heads Up Championship

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Richard Gryko Wins GUKPT UK Heads Up Championship[/B]

Yesterday Richard Gryko defeated GUKPT London Champion Martin Silke in the final of the £5000 GUKPT Heads Up Championship, and in doing so leapfrogged Silke into the top of the Player of the Year race – by half a point!

Gryko won the £1000 NL side event earlier this week to climb the ranks and is now in contention to win the £20,000 Player of the Year prize. There are still quite a few events to go between now and the Champion of Champions event in Luton and you can expect both men to be fighting tooth and nail for precious ranking points between now and then.

GUKPT Heads UP Championship Result
1st - Richard Gryko - £20,000
2nd - Martin Silke - £12,000
3rd - Tom Bentham - £8,000
Ranking Points
1st - Richard Gryko - 430 pts
2nd - Martin Silke - 429.5 pts
3rd - Karl Mahrenholz - 303 pts
4th - David Johnson - 302 pts

Elsewhere some big names have been taking down the side events, Karl Mahrenholz also putting in a late surge by winning two freezeouts in one week. UK veteran Mickey Wernick is another player who will be playing in the Champion of Champions event next week.

£300 NL Hold'em Freezeout
137 runners
1st - Karl Mahrenholz - £13,050
2nd - Andrew Seden - £8,430
3rd - Priyan de Mel - £5,750
4th - Dominic Harrison - £3,600
5th - Kosta Kantchev - £2,570
6th - Andrew Purser - £2,060
7th - Simen Storrud - £1,640
8th - Chris Bjorin - £1,230
9th - Guillaume Fridez - £820
10th - Melina Krumova - £620
11th - Gary Fisher - £510
12th - Daniel De Luca - £410
13th - Patrick Joseph - £410
£500 PL Omaha Hi-Lo Double Chance Freezeout
37 Runners
1st - Jerzy Slaby - £6,900
2nd - Christopher Skinner - £5,100
3rd - Woody Deck - £3,350
4th - Richard Liotta - £1,850
5th - Hugo Martin - £1,300
£1,000 NL Hold'em Double Chance Freezeout
66 Runners
1st - Richard Gryko - £23,600
2nd - Richard Liotta - £15,800
3rd - Jeffrey Rogers - £9,900
4th - David Stanbury - £5,900
5th - CT Law - £4,600
6th - Alan Vinson - £3,600
7th - James Morris - £2,600

£500 PL Omaha Double Chance Freezeout
39 Runners
1st - Karl Mahrenholz - £7,350
2nd - Marcel Koch - £5,350
3rd - Anutr Amranand - £3,500
4th - Michael Ellis - £1,950
5th - Javed Abrahams - £1,350
£200 NL Hold'em Rebuy
95 Runners
1st - Christopher Brider - £16,550
2nd - James Mitchell - £11,050
3rd - Sami Mahmoud - £7,550
4th - David Gutfreund - £4,500
5th - Mark Winter - £3,400
6th - John Hadjinicolaou - £2,650
7th - John Miller - £2,000
8th - Ken Wong - £1,500
9th - Jeff Kimber - £1,000
£300 1 Rebuy or Add On
81 Runners
1st - Mickey Wernick - £13,850
2nd - Boon Lee - £9,240
3rd - Martin Bader - £6,300
4th - Kerry Taylor - £3,780
5th - Mike Hill - £2,840
6th - Willie Tann - £2,200
7th - Romano Pizzo - £1,680
8th - Jean Malan - £1,260
9th - Hoss Parhizkar - £840

All eyes are now on the Grand Final Main Event which begins today from 2pm.

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