No Limit Hold’em, once nicknamed “The Cadillac of Poker” by Doyle Brunson, is a game that can completely turn around in a single hand. Those competing in the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Main Event yesterday witnessed such a hand.
Day 2 was almost over when a massive pot went down. On a board reading and with around 100,000 chips already in the pot, Rajinder Kumar bet 100,000 and Nicholas Stylianou called. Before the dealer had placed the on the river, Kumar announced he was all in. Stylianou snap-called and showed for the nut flush, a hand much stronger than the of Kumar.
That hand resulted in Stylianou’s stack swell to 836,000 and left Kumar with 299,000 chips.
GUKPT Brighton End-of-Day 2 Chip Counts
Stylianou’s largest cash was for £5,925, which was his reward for winning a £200 buy-in competition at The International Club in February 2012. Should Stylianou want to better that prize, he will have to finish fifth or higher in this event.
Starting Day 3 in second place is Danny Tran, a player who has a fantastic record on the GUKPT, although mainly in side events, and some excellent results in £100-£500 buy-in competitions. Tran has 10 career wins, four second places and six other final table appearances. Tran start with 410,000 chips.
2013 GUKPT Brighton Remaining Payouts
Day 3 starts at 1pm and continues until a champion is crowned. Who will emerge victorious and bag the £28,210 first place prize? Tune into UK & Ireland PokerNews on Monday to find out.