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Paul Jenkinson Wins Super Sized DTD Grand Prix

Paul Jenkinson (Photo: Blonde Poker)

After seven starting flights, a Day 2 and a Day 3 the Keith Jonesawn €200,000 Guaranteed Grand Prix has been completed. It's winner was Paul “PeeJay” Jenkinson who walked away with the first place prize of €35,129 or £27,484 in real money!

A total of 1,873 players bought in over seven starting days and of those just 11 made it through to the official Day 3; the final day's play. Play resumed on Day 3 at 15:00 and 16:00 three players had been eliminated and the eight-handed final table was set.

DTD Grand Prix Final Table Chip Counts

Colburn Tomlin7,345,000
Keith Jones5,565,000
George Bedi4,660,000
Terry Fletcher3,985,000
Paul Jenkinson3,415,000
Mark Lint1,650,000
David Amos1,060,000
Ben Sweetman415,000

First to bust out was Keith Jones, despite him starting the final table second in chips. A disasterous spell left him nursing a still workable stack of 1,700,000 but he decided to ship this into the middle first in from the small blind holding {10-}{7-}. Colburn “Rastafish” Tomlin made the call with pocket fours and when Jones received no help from the community cards he was eliminated.

The dangerous George “george2loose” Bedi was the next to go, his king-ten falling foul of the superuor ace-queen held by Terry Flecther. Neither player improved on the {4-}{3-}{3-}{4-}{2-} board but Fletcher's ace-high was better than Bedi's king-high and the final table was down to six players.

That number was reduced to five when Tom Sweetman finally busted out. Sweetman started the final table with five big blinds and somehow managed to scrape to a sixth place finish; short-stack ninja FTW! He moved his small stack into the centre of the felt holding a pair of fours and found a caller in the shape of Jenkinson and his {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}. The {7-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} flop was rather final and when the turn and river were the {k-Spades} and {10-Diamonds} respectively, Sweetman's tournament came to an abrupt end.

Half Way Point

David Amos was the next casualty, being sent to the rail by Tomlin. Jenkinson opened the betting with a raise to 480,000, Amos three-bet shoved and Tomlin snap-called. Jenkinson smelled a rat and got out of the way to see a pair of jacks and {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs} on display. An ace appeared on the flop to improve Tomlin to the bes hand and that is the way things panned out, Amos sent packing in fifth place.

Four became three with the exit of Fletcher in fourth spot. He had been left with a bowl of rice and got this into the middle with pocket fives to Mark Lint's {k-}{9-}. Fletcher managed to dodge a nine or king on the flop but an ugly nine (for Fletcher at least) on the turn was more than enough to send Flecther to the rail; via the cashier's cage of course.

Lint then when from being the executioner to being the executed to leave just two players standing. He initially opened to 700,000 from a 5,000,000 stack and Tomlin was the only caller. An all-diamond flop reading {5-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} saw Tomlin check, Lint bet a rounded 1,000,000 and Tomlin check-raise all-in. Lint made the call saying, “If you have an ace you win,” much to the delight of Tomlin who did have an ace, the {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs}. Lint flipped over {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}, Tomlin's ace held and heads-up was set

Going into heads-up Tomlin held over 19,000,000 of the 28,000,000 chips in play but this scenario was flipped when Jenkinson won a coinflip relatively early on. The chips went flying preflop with Jenkinson holding {A-Spades}{k-Spades} to the pocket nines of Tomlin but the board ran out {j-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{q-Hearts}{10-Hearts} to gift Jenkinson the Broadway straight and the chip lead.

Tomlin managed to fight his way back into the match and the chip lead exchanged hands on several occasions until the final hand took place. At around 23:30 Tomlin opened to 1,200,000 and then called when Jenkinson three-bet all-in. Jenkinson showed {5-}{5-} to Tomlin's {A-Clubs}{10-Hearts} and it was another typical coinflip; the decider of so many poker tournaments. Tomlin's rail went crazy when they saw the {4-Spades}{10-Spades} part of the flop but were equally as subdued when the third card in the window was the {5-Clubs}. The turn and river fell {9-Diamonds} and {7-Spades} respectively and with that Jenkinson became the latest DTD Grand Prix Champion.

DTD Grand Prix Final Table Results

PositionNamePrize (Euros)Prize (GBP)
1Paul Jenkinson€35,129£27,484
2Colburn Tomlin€21,000£16,430
3Mark Lint€16,000£12,518
4Terry Flecther€13,000£10,171
5David Amos€10,000£7,824
6Tom Sweetman€7,000£5,477
7George Bedi€5,000£3,912
8Keith Jones€3,000£2,437

Thanks to Blonde Poker whose live updates we used to compile this article

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