Andrew Jankowski qualified for the $1 million guaranteed WPT National Nottingham Main Event at partypoker for a single cent, and went on to take down the $1,100 buy-in tournament at Dusk Till Dawn for a career-best score of $192,210.
2016 partypoker WPT National Nottingham final table payouts
A total of 886 players bought into the tournament, and 98 of those made it into the money places. Established players such as Antoine Saout (91st for $1,954), Ben Winsor (77th for $2,171), Liam Batey (71st for $2,171), Steve Watts (69th for $2,171), Chris Gordon (58th for $2,533), Mitchell Johnson (25th for $5,789), Sylvia Hewitt (12th for $13,388), and Dan O’Callaghan (10th for $13,388) were a selection of those returning home with prize money to show for their efforts.
The nine-handed final table was set on the evening of May 23, and soon became eight-handed with the exit of the short-stacked Vivek Gudhka. Down to two big blinds, Gudhka moved all-in from the small blind with and Miikka Toikka called in the big blind with . The five community cards fell to send Gudhka to the rail.
Dinarte DeSousa was the next player to fall, pushing just shy of 11 big blinds into the middle with , only to see Steven Game re-raise all-in with . Neither player improved by the river, but Game didn’t need to. Game over for DeSousa.
Three eliminations in quick succession left the final table short-handed. Toikka, a former winner of the GUKPT Goliath, bust when his didn’t improve against his opponent’s , Matthew Davenport’s 14 big blind shove with fell foul to George Plarkou’s , and Terry Jordon lost a huge coinflip with versus the of Jankowski.
Soon after Jordon’s demise, Plarkou committed his chips with on a board only for Game to wake up with . The river was the , leaving Plakou with a handful of chips, which he lost during the same orbit when his shove was called in two spots.
Game then found himself extremely short stacked and when Jankowski raised to 825,000 with , Game called off his last 625,000 with . Game stayed ahead on the flop, fell behind on the turn, and was heading for the cashier’s desk with the arrival of the river.
Jankowski went into the heads-up battle with Dusk Till Dawn regular Daniel Tang holding a 21,500,000 to 4,825,000 chip advantage, and although Tang did almost double his stack, the gap proved too far to bridge.
The final hand saw the pair go to an flop and Jankowski move all-in. Tang eventually called, showing , which was way ahead of Jankowski’s . It was an ill-timed move, but one that paid off because the turn was the . This was followed into play by the , busting Tang in second place, and leaving Jankowski to be crowned the partypoker WPT National Nottingham champion.