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Praz Bansi Wins GUKPT London

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Praz Bansi furthers his claim to be the best tournament player in the country by taking down a second historic double in London. The Hit Squad star was already one of our few double WSOP bracelet winners and now he joins the elite group of players to have taken down two Grosvenor UK Poker Tour main events, having previously won the inaugural GUKPT Bolton in 2007.

He faced tough opposition at London’s Victoria Casino from fellow Hit Squad member Karl Mahrenholz, as well as Jeff Kimber, Jamie Roberts and Ken Wong, not to mention the tough German runner-up Manig Loeser. After three long days, however, Bansi lifted the trophy and in his usual understated style said that it was a pleasure to win his second GUKPT Main Event and that he had run well against his final table opponents.

The 245-strong field generated a prize pool of £367,500, giving the title-winner a payday of £101,020 for overcoming one of the toughest fields on the GUKPT circuit.

1stPraz Bansi£101,020
2ndManig Loeser£67,070
3rdGary Lindsay£44,100
4thKarl Mahrenholz£26,640
5thJamie Roberts£19,840
6thKen Wong£16,170
7thChristopher Kyriacou£12,500
8thJim Dunsford£10,110
9thJeff Kimber£7,350

The next leg of the tour is in Walsall in May, however before then is the small matter of the 10% online series tonight on Blue Square Poker, which has an added value seat in this weeks Champion of Champions event. You can play in this event and qualify for every leg of the tour with our exclusive free £11 & £55 tournament token offer, when you join BlueSquare Poker via PokerNews.

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