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Richard Gryko Wins the Sky Poker 6-Max UKPC High Roller

Richard Gryko


  • Richard Gryko's lifetime winnings now approaching $1 million

  • Only 69 players turn out for Day 1a and 1b of the £250,000 guaranteed Main Event

Richard Gryko’s lifetime live tournament winnings are now close to $1 million after he added £30,000 to his tally by winning the 2015 Sky Poker 6-Max UK Poker Championships (UKPC) High Roller event at Dusk Till Dawn (DTD) on Thursday night.

Gryko, who has a Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) title on his poker CV, defeated Guy Taylor heads up to secure another trophy. Also at the final table were Keith Johnson, Richard Kellett, Paul McTaggart and Asif Raja.

David Penly was the unfortunate soul to burst the money bubble in this particular tournament.

2015 Sky Poker 6-Max UKPC High Roller Results

1Richard Gryko£30,000
2Guy Taylor£18,000
3Keith Johnson£12,000
4Richard Kellett£9,500
5Paul McTaggart£7,000
6Asif Raja£4,500

Only 69 Entries in the Main Event Across Day 1a and 1b

The £250,000 guarantee could be missed by quite a margin if the remaining starting flights continue in the same vein as Day 1a and Day 1b.

Only 52 entries were processed on Day 1a and 14 players progressed. Paul Ephremsen fared the best, ending the first starting flight with 323,500 chips, closely followed by Hamid Toghyan (305,500) and Phillip McAllister (303,000).

Day 1b almost didn’t run due to the low numbers. The total number of entries and re-entries weighed in at a mere 17, of whom only four made it through the day unscathed. Lloyd Coore (332,500) led the way followed by Tim Chung (247,000), Keith Johnson (196,500) and Matthew Davenport (123,500).

There are three more start days available to players, two of which commence on Friday 21 August. The first of these starts at 1:00 p.m with Day 1d kicking off later today at 6:00p.m.

Fans of turbo tournaments should head down to DTD at 10:30 a.m on Saturday 22 August for the turbo-charged Day 1e.

According to the DTD website, 151 players are registered for today’s Day 1c taking the total attendance so far to 220. This means an additional 280 players are needed across the remaining flights if the £250,000 guarantee is to be hit.

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