27 year old Matthew McDerra from Plymouth beat Mateusz Warowiec heads up to capture the Pokerstars UK & Ireland Poker Tour Manchester title. He overcame 614 other players and a final table that included Pokerstars pro JP Kelly to take down the £74,000 first prize.
It was a marathon heads up match lasting six hours (The longest heads up match to date in UKIPT history) between the two amateur poker enthusiasts, with the lead passing back and forth repeatedly.
|1st. Matthew McDerra, United Kingdom, PokerStars qualifier £74,000|
|2nd. Mateusz Warowiec, Poland, PokerStars qualifier, £43,500|
|3rd. Robert Angood, United Kingdom, £27,600|
|4th. Mick Fletcher, United Kingdom, £20,300|
|5th. JP Kelly, United Kingdom, Team PokerStars Pro, £16,000|
|6th. Paul Nash, United Kingdom, PokerStars qualifier, £12,600|
|7th. Owen Shiels, Ireland, £9,500|
|8th. Michael Birt, United Kingdom. PokerStars player, £7,200|
The next leg of the tour is in Cork between May 19th-22nd, with qualifiers already underway on PokerStars. Sign up via PokerNews and you can also take part in our $15,000 Sunday Million Freeroll next month.