Former professional BMX rider Liam Batey can afford a new set of wheels for himself thanks to taking down the £250 buy-in 8-Max event this weekend at the Dusk Till Dawn (DTD) casino in Nottingham.
A total of 133 players bought into the £250 buy-in event, leaving the DTD management nursing a near £7,000 overlay on their £40,000 guarantee. As is ALWAYS the case at DTD, Rob Yong and Co. dug deep into their pockets to ensure the guarantee was paid in full, giving a nice little boost in EV for those competing.
The £40,000 prize pool was divvied up among the top 17 finishers, meaning Raj Dhiri finished in the worst place possible, 18th for nothing but a round of applause. Everyone else in the field locked up at least £500 for their efforts as Dhiri headed for the exits.
Helping themselves to some prize money were players such as former DTD 500 Deepstack champion Basharat “Bash” Mahmood (15th for £500), Mitchell “min-final table cash” Johnson (8th for £1,150) and Batey’s heads-up opponent the legendary Willie Tann.
Batey brushed aside his veteran opponent, leaving Tann to collect £5,000 and Batey to ride off into the cold Nottingham night with a cheque for £8,250 – the third largest live tournament cash of the Leeds United fan’s career.
Won the £250 @DTD_Cardroom 8 max comp for £8000 plus another UKIPT seat buzzing to finally turn a day 1 chiplead into a win :)Follow @LIAMBATEY44
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Next up for the DTD and for Batey – thanks to winning a seat to it – is the PokerStars UKIPT Nottingham festival that kicks off in a few days’ time. Although all of its events are sure to be fit-to-bursting, the tournament that everyone is looking forward to is the £1,100 buy-in UKIPT Nottigham Main Event that boasts a massive £1,000,000 guarantee. It should be an absolute cracker and we can hardly contain our excitement in the run up to what will be one of the biggest tournaments the UK sees in 2014.