Despite a disappointing day 1a, a respectable 192 players in total made it up to the G Casino in Manchester for the latest leg of the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour. The eventual winner would be professional gambler Kuljinder Sidhu from Birmingham. The 29 year old defeated up and coming UK player Chris Brammer in a heads up match that lasted just two hands, to capture the title.
On the first hand all the chips found their way into the middle preflop with Brammer holding A-Q of hearts to Sidhu's pocket sixes. The sixes held up, leaving Brammer with around 200,000 of the 2.9m chips in play and it was all over on the very next hand. In the final hand Sidhu's K-7 dominated Brammer's J-7.
“I've never played so calmly before and was fully focused on the job in hand. I'm usually constantly on my phone, but this time I put it to one side” said Sidhu, who pocketed £54,850 for this win plus a seat in the Champion of Champions event at the end of the year.
Also at the final table was Joe Grech, who now has set the record for GUKPT main event final tables with four.
1st Kuljinder Sidhu £54,850
2nd Christopher Brammer £37,900
3rd Kenneth Clark £23,500
4th Samuel Grafton £14,400
5th Anutr Amranand £11,050
6th Joe Grech £9,100
7th Andrew Georgiou £7,200
8th Loic Bernede £5,300
9th Tony Constantinides £3,850
10th Tim Flanders £3,350
Picture courtesy of the GUKPT.
The tour is going to the G Casino in Coventry for the next leg starting the 17th of May and you can start qualifying online for it now. They are also hosting a £100 event on Blue Square Poker tonight, Monday 26th April at 8pm, which will also have a Champion of Champions seat at the end of it too.