Ted Jackson-Spivack is the last ever UKIPT Main Event champion after he triumphed in the Birmingham leg, defeating Ludovic Geilich heads-up to secure the £35,000 first place prize and the coveted winner’s trophy.
UKIPT Birmingham Final Table Results
Twenty-two players returned to the Genting Casino Star City on Sunday 9 October, but only five minutes after the restart Konrad Zalewski was sent to the rail when his ace-seven failed to improve enough to best the pocket jacks in Jackson-Spivack’s hand.
A steady stream of eliminations saw the likes of Dominic Kay, Adam Owen, Ali Zihni, Neil Raine, Timothy Chung, and Team PokerStars Pro Jake Cody, the latter falling in 11th place.
When Teymour Sabet crashed out in 10th place, the final table was set.
It took two hours for the first casualty of the final table, that dubious honour going to Ben Morrison whose ace-king lost to the pocket nines of Jackson-Spivack, then David Wilkes’ jacks were second best in an all-in pot involving Krishna Nagaraju who held queens.
Seventh place went to Nathan Webb after a clash with Geilich didn’t go to plan, with Geilich also sending Jeremy Wray to the rail when he won a coinflip with ace-king against a pair of tens.
The players gained even more elbow room at the table when Graham Parkin’s tens proved no match for Jackson-Spivack’s jacks, before David Clarkson’s ace-jack lost to Jackson-Spivack’s kings to leave only three players in the hunt for the title of champion.
Those three became two when Jackson-Spivack’s nine-eight of clubs went head-to-head with Nagaraju’s sevens and flopped two pair, which held through the turn and river.
Jackson-Spivack held a 4,000,000 to 2,000,000 chip advantage over Geilich and on the fourth hand of the heads-up battle, Geilich limped in with and then instantly called when Spivack-Jackson set him all-in with what turned out to be . Geilich’s queens remained best on the flop, fell behind on the turn, and were completely crushed by the river.
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