Lewis Fowler and Dave McConachie took top honours from last week’s first GUKPT Summer Series. The £500 Main Events, run simultaneously at G Casinos Brighton and Dundee, saw 86 entrants compete for the trophies on offer, while the three side events received their share of sun-dodging poker enthusiasts over the weekend.
Topping the Brighton £500 Main Event field was Dave McConachie, who won £10,240 after seeing off last year’s GUKPT Rankings winner David Johnson in 2nd place (£7,360). Mcconachie bested a field of 59 (five of whom took the ‘re-entry’ option new for this year) and earns 60 Ranking Points of his own for doing so. Third in the Main Event was GUKPT sponsored pro Jeff Kimber – bagging his third cash so far this year – while just behind him were Steve Vigor and Michael Welland (for the full list of payouts from all tournaments, please visit the ‘Results’ tab under each Summer Series Event).
he week belonged to Lewis Fowler at this half of the GUKPT Summer Series. He won back to back events – one being the £500 Main Event for £5,550 – and left the Dundee festival lying just outside the top ten in Ranking Points having picked up two trophies. Fowler’s field was slighter than that on the South coast, but he faced tough opposition from runner-up James Rann, and fellow cashers Garry Westwater, Clive Smith and Malcolm Mckinlay.
Bolton and Plymouth will host the second hotly-anticipated round of events, beginning on the 9th June, with the £500 Main Event taking place on the 11th-12th.
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