There are only nine players remaining in the 2014 Genting Poker Series (GPS) Southend Main Event after the 81 hopefuls who returned to the felt on Saturday’s Day 2 were whittled down to a single table, the final table. Leading the nine finalists into battle on Sunday afternoon is Ben Winsor who starts the finale with 1,761,000 chips in his arsenal.
Winsor has some impressive results on his poker CV, including a third place finish in the 2013 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) Manchester Main Event that netted him a career-best score of £9,945. Winsor needs to finish third or higher in this tournament to better that impressive sum.
Finishing third or higher will not be an easy task for Winsor as he has to contend with some talented individuals at the final table. And let’s not forget that everyone reached this last leg on merit.
Arguably the most dangerous of Winsor’s opponents is the man who starts second in chips, Leon Campbell, who is one of three players to start Day 3 with a seven-figure stack (1,041,000). Campbell has over $160,000 in live tournament winnings and certainly knows his way around the poker table.
As does Dean Clay (1,040,000) who is in great form. Clay finished sixth in the recent GPS Sheffield Main Event for £7,950 and has some great online scores such as winning the PokerStars.fr Hot €30 and finishing second in the larger Hot €100, also at PokerStars.fr.
Joining the aforementioned trio into the limelight are last year’s GPS Southend champion Danny Tran (380,000), Josh Venman (663,000), Martin Hogarty (279,000), Rob McAdam (409,000), James Burke (701,000) and Briony Stone (715,000) who is hoping to follow Ellie Biessek’s footsteps and become a female winner of a GPS Main Event.
2014 Genting Poker Series Southend Main Event Final Table
The final table gets under way at 1:00pm with a live stream beginning at 1:30pm on the Genting Poker website. The live stream is on a half-hour delay due to it displaying hole card information. Return to UK & Ireland PokerNews on Monday to discover who wins the 2014 GPS Southend Main Event. Who do you think the champion will be?