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Edmund Yeung wins the 2016 Sky Poker UKPC Main Event for £210K

Edmund Yeung


  • Edmund Yeung won the 2016 Sky Poker UK Poker Championships Main Event for £210,000.

  • Leo McClean falls in third place, a finish worth £83,500.

Edmund Yeung is the 2016 Sky Poker UK Poker Championships Main Event champion after he outlasted a guarantee-busting field of 1,003 to get his hands on the coveted winner’s trophy and a massive £210,000 payout.

2016 Sky Poker UK Poker Championships Main Event Final Table Results

1Edmung Yeung£210,000
2Jack Hoffman£125,000
3Leo McClean£83,500
4Ho Yin Lee£55,000
5Carl Jones£40,000
6Richard Pearson£30,000
7Andrew Garland£23,000
8Lawrence Bayley£18,000
9Brett Angell£15,000

Thirty-four players returned to Dusk Till Dawn casino on Monday afternoon, each looking to become the latest champion crowned at the Nottingham venue. One by one, they fell by the wayside and as the clocks ticked around to 7:00 pm, Steve Ford pushed all-in with {10-}{10-}, Jack Hoffman called with {Q-}{Q-}, the ladies held and Ford bust in 10th place, setting the final table.

It took longer than two hours for the first casualty of the final table to be determined and when it was, it was Brett Angell who fell. The action passed to Lawrence Bayley in the small blind and he set Angell all-in for his last six big blinds. Angell called, showed {K-}{J-}, which was against Bayley’s {Q-Hearts}{2-Hearts}. A deuce on the flop was more than enough to rid the final table of one of its more dangerous players.

Bayley was the next player heading to the cashier’s desk when he pushed all-in from early position for 3,500,000 at the 100,000/200,000 level with {A-}{K-}. Yeung cold-called with what turned out to be {10-}{10-} for the mother of all coinflips, a flip that Yeung won when the board ran {3-}{4-}{4-}{5-}{4-}

Seventh-place went to Andrew Garland, who would have been an immensely popular champion. Again it was a coinflip that settled this battle, Garland’s {9-}{9-} losing out to Yeung’s {A-}{K-} courtesy of a king on the flop and an ace on the turn.

Each of the six players had now locked up £30,000 for the £1,100 investment, but Richard Pearson would collect no more thanks to pushing in his last remaining handful of big blinds with {A-}{J-} and losing out to that man Yeung’s {4-}{4-}, which turned a straight.

Fifth-place and £40,000 went to Carl Jones who can count himself unlucky not to have progressed even deeper. Ho Yin Lee moved all-in with {A-}{J-} and Jones called off his stack with {K-}{K-} only to see Lee flop trip jacks and then turn a full house.

Despite claiming Jones’ chips, Lee was the next player out of the door. Lee moved all-in for 10 big blinds with {Q-}{5-} and Leo McClean called with {Q-Spades}{10-Spades}, which improved to two pair by the river of the {10-}{8-}{6-}{k-}{q-} board to leave only three players in the hunt for £210,000.

A few hands later, McClean got his stack into the middle of the felt with {Q-Spades}{J-Spades} and fell a cropper against the {A-}{7-} of Yeung courtesy of an ace on the flop.

Heads-up was over almost as quickly as it begun. Hoffman opened to 1,300,000 with {4-}{4-}, Yeung three-bet to 2,800,000 with {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds} and then called when Hoffman pushed all-in. Yeung’s reward was two aces on the flop of the {10-}{A-}{A-}{2-}{8-} board, which bust Hoffman in second place and left Yeung to be crowned the 2016 Sky Poker UK Poker Championships Main Event champion.

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