The season ending Grand Prix Poker Tour Nottingham took place at Dusk Till Dawn this weekend and it was Jonathan Kalmar who walked away with the title of champion and £30,000.
GPPT Nottingham Final table Results
Kalmar is a regular at Dusk Till Dawn, both in the tournaments and cash games that take place at the club, and has a number of big results on what would be now considered home soil.
In April 2014, Kalmar won the £550 Monthly Deepstack for £33,500 then in August 2015 was the runner-up in the £70 Powerfest Live Mini for £12,600. Kalmar also picked up £15,000 in August 2016 when he finished third in the £2,200 August Deepstack High Roller.
All three of those scores are blown out of the water by Kalmar’s largest tournament cash, which weighs in at an impressive $1,255,069, his reward for finishing fifth in the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event.
There were effectively two money bubbles in the GPPT Nottingham event as the top 135 players were paid and the top 50 finishers also received a flexible ticket for upcoming events at DTD worth £550.
Simon Morrison burst the actual money bubble, paving the way for the likes of Mitch Johnson, Dewi James, Paul Jackson, Allan Peers, and Alan Vinnicombe to collect prize money for the efforts.
It was Gordon Goodall who fell in 51st place, narrowly missing out on the £550 ticket. Goodall pushed all-in for less than 10 big blinds with ace-queen, and Tina Bandyle isolated him with king-ten. A ten on the turn condemned Goodall to being the second bubble boy of the tournament, and locked up a £550 ticket for the remaining players.
Finishing in the top 50 places were familiar names such as James Clarke, Sebastian Pawlak, Dominic Kay, Guy Taylor, and Michael Kossov.
As impressive as the aforementioned players’ cashes were, they paled into insignificance compared to the £30,000 now nestled in the account of Kalmar, who emerged as a worthy champion and who now has more than $2.1 million in live tournament winnings.