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Jack Kent Takes Down the GPPT Leeds Main Event for $40,000

Jack Kent: 2016 GPPT Leeds champion


  • Jack Kent won the partypoker Grand Prix Poker Tour Leeds Main Event, turning $109 into $40,000.

  • Check out the recap of the final table action in the 2016 Grand Prix Poker Tour Leeds Main Event.

The partypoker Grand Prix Poker Tour (GPPT) headed to Elland Road stadium, the home of Leeds United, this weekend for the latest leg of its 2016 tour. Players had the chance to turn a $109 investment into a much more meaningful sum, which is exactly what Jack Kent did as he was crowned the GPPT Leeds champion, an accolade that came with a $40,000 cash prize.

GPPT Leeds final table results

1Jack Kent$40,000
2Richard Evans$24,000
3Aaron Armstrong$16,000
4Nigel Ventre$12,000
5Daniel Oakley$9,000
6Fabiano Ozelame$6,930
7Waheed Ashraf$5,350
8James Redmond$4,000
9Nathan Farnaby$3,000

A total of 198 players progressed to Day 2, the final day, of the $250,000 guaranteed Main Event, and all eyes were on a certain Nathan Farnaby, who only a few weeks ago had won the GPPT Newcastle Main Event at St. James’ Park.

Farnaby navigated his way to the final table, but was the first player eliminated from it when he three-bet shoved over the top of a Daniel Oakley raise with {K-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}, and Oakley called with {A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}. The board ran without a king or jack in sight, busting Farnaby in ninth place.

James Redmond was the next player to fall, his {A-}{8-} losing a coinflip against the {7-}{7-} of Richard Evans, before Dusk Till Dawn regular Waheed “Wadey” Ashraf’s {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts} were cracked by the {Q-Spades}{Q-Clubs} of Evans after the five community cards ran {8-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}.

Six-handed play ended with the elimination of Fabiano Ozelame, whose {A-Clubs}{8-Spades} ran straight into the powerhouse that is {A-Spades}{A-Hearts} of Aaron Armstrong.

Armstrong then sent Oakley to the sidelines when his {A-Spades}{10-Hearts} improved to a pair of tens on the flop to beat Oakley’s {7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}, and Evans’ {A-Hearts}{K-Spades} held against Nigel Ventre’s {A-Clubs}{9-Hearts} to leave only three players in contention for the title of champion.

Those three became two when Armstrong limped in from the small blind, Evans checked in the big blind, and both players checked the arrival of the {Q-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{3-Spades} flop. Armstrong led for 1,000,000 on the {6-Spades} turn only to see Evans raise all-in. Armstrong shrugged before calling off his stack with {9-Hearts}{6-Hearts} for a pair of sixes, and was ahead of Evans’ {10-Spades}{4-Spades}, but only until the {2-Clubs} landed on the river to improve Evans to a straight.

Evans went into the heads-up battle with Kent holding a substantial chip lead, but Kent won several early pots and himself became a dominant chip leader. The final hand of the GPPT Leeds Main Event saw Kent raise to 1,800,000 with {7-Spades}{3-Spades}, Evans raise all-in for 6,000,000 with {J-Clubs}{10-Spades}, and Kent call. The {8-Spades}{8-Hearts}{2-Spades} flop missed Kent, but he had a plethora of outs, one of which was the {3-Clubs} that appeared on the turn. A {5-Diamonds} river card bust Evans in second place, leaving Kent to be crowned the GPPT Leeds Main Event champion.

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Next up for the GPPT is a trip to Scotland’s national stadium, Hampden Park, where another $250,000 guaranteed Main Event is scheduled. Online legs begin on May 8 at partypoker, with the live Day 1s commencing on May 14.

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