Fabian Quoss Wins GUKPT Grand Final Main Event

Fabian Quoss

Germany's Fabian Quoss has won the GUKPT Grand Final Main Event after doing the unthinkable and defeating Jake Cody heads up to get his hands on the prestigious title and more than £100,000.

At the start of Sunday's nine-handed final table there were only 500 chips between Cody and Quoss, the Brit holding a slender 1,416,500 to 1,416,000 advantage. Between then the pair held 2,832,500 (more than 58%) of the 4,855,000 chips in play between then so it was no real surprise when they found themselves facing off one-on-one for the title.

Once play reached heads-up both PKR sponsored pro Cody and Quoss each had almost exactly the same number of chips again and took a small break to thrash out a deal that would see the eventual runner-up take home £115,054 instead of the £96,300 on the official payout structure.

That amount will be being wired to Cody's bank account this morning as he narrowly missed out on yet another title after an intense battle with his talented German opponent. The final hand saw a preflop raising war break out that resulted in Cody being all in and at risk of elimination with {k-}{j-} and Quoss being just five cards away from victory holding {a-}{q-}. The flop came down {a-}{a-}{x-} putting some real distance between Quoss and Cody and although Cody did pair his king, on the river, it was too little too late and Quoss was announced as the champion of the GUKPT Grand Final Main Event.

This is Quoss's third title in the past 18 months and it will go somewhere to boosting his already impressive reputation. He now lives in London and it is easy to see why he has moved to the UK because his record here is quite frankly amazing. Along with this win he has won the English Poker Open here, final tabled the WPT London Main Event, did the same in the 2010 £20,000 High Roller at the PokerStars EPT London.

GUKPT Final Table Payouts

1Fabian Quoss£119,996
2Jake Cody£115,054
3Lalit Khajuria£59,700
4Alexander Elias£36,550
5James Mitchell£28,050
6Tamer Kamel£23,150
7John Gale£18,300
8Nathan Watson£13,400
9Jonas Ovestad£9,750

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