The GUKPT Blackpool Main Event took place over the weekend and it was Andy Peters who was the man to emerge victorious after the three days of play. His reward for outlasting a field of 262 runners? A wallet-popping £72,020!
Winning £72,020 and your first major title is always going to feel sweet but Peters' victory was made all the more sweeter by the fact the field was packed with top players including but not limited to Matt Perrins, Mickey Wernick, Stuart Fox, Paul "Action" Jackson and Triple Crown winner Jake Cody.
Once Peters, who has had a couple of cashes in the PokerStars UKIPT, had fought his way to the final table he still had plenty of work to do because it was the home to the likes of Jack Ellwood, Rupinder Bedi and the up and coming star that is Benjamin Jackson, son of the aforementioned "Action" Jackson.
Despite being surrounded by some extremely talented players, Peters fought valiantly and found himself heads-up against Jackson the younger with a chip advantage but Jackson drew level and then surged ahead but Peters stuck to the task in hand and clawed his way back into contention before he found himself all in with pocket jacks against Jackson's pocket three and the latter could not find a miracle two-outer and Peters became the champion of GUKPT Blackpool.
Jackson must have been bitterly disappointed not to win his first GUKPT title but the £47,020 would have been a great consolation prize for the youngster, plus he also took down the £500 side event for a cool £20,980 so it was quite the weekend for him. However, it was almost overshadowed by some complete scumbag attempting to rob him at knife-point as he left the casino. Thankfully, nobody was injured and Jackson did not have his winnings on him so the would-be robber escaped empty-handed. Run good much?
GUKPT Blackpool Final Table Results
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