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Guy Taylor Triumphs in the Latest DTD200 Event

Guy Taylor
  • The DTD200 once again hit its £100,000 guarantee with Guy Taylor taking down the tournament.

The latest £100,000 guaranteed DTD200 tournament took place at Dusk Till Dawn, Nottingham over the weekend with 500 entrants buying in for £200+£20 ensuring that the guarantee was met. Taking home the lion’s share of the prize pool was Guy Taylor who now has a trophy for his mantelpiece and an extra £20,500 in his bank balance.

Official Final Table Results

1Guy Taylor£20,550
2Jake Buckley£12,250
3Stephen Shayler£8,300
4Paul Jenkinson£6,350
5Adam Bone£5,100
6Ivelin Ganev£4,150
7Daniel Clark£3,400
8Anthony Kennedy£2,800
9Jaspar Parkinson£2,500

Only 135 players progressed to Day 2 on Mar. 12 and it was the top 54 finishers who received prize money for their efforts. DTD regulars such as Jack Allen, Mitchell Johnson, David Quince, Andrew Hulme, Simon Higgins, and Rachel Heneghan fell before the payout places.

It was Richard Hawes who burst the money bubble, his pocket eights cracked by the ace-six of Mark McCluskey after the latter paired his ace on the flop. Hawes’ exit paved the way to the cashier’s desk for the likes of Ellie Biessek, Richard King, Daniel Stanway, and Neil Sillick and when Mark Elliott pushed all in with eights and ran into the jacks of Paul Jenkinson, the nine-handed final table was set.

1Stephen Shayler1,300,000
2Daniel Clark580,000
3Anthony Kennedy1,300,000
4Ivelin Ganev695,000
5Guy Taylor2,810,000
6Paul Jenkinson2,730,000
7Jake Buckley3,500,000
8Jaspar Parkinson545,000
9Adam Bone1,500,000

Jaspar Parkinson and Anthony Kennedy bust early into the final table proceedings before Daniel Clark committed his chips with queen-jack and found a caller in the shape of Taylor holding a pair of sixes. Clark soared into the lead when he paired his jack on the flop and stayed ahead on the turn, but the river was the six of hearts to end Clark’s tournament prematurely.

Ivelin Ganev crashed out of the tournament in sixth place before Adam Bone became the fifth place finisher when Jack Buckley opened to 225,000, Bone three-bet all in for 1,600,000 and Buckley said “whatever, let’s gamble” before calling the all in bet with eight-seven offsuit. Bone showed ace-queen of clubs and fell behind on the eight-seven-five flop. The queen of spades on the river gave Bone some hope of a comeback, but those hopes were dashed when the river was a four.

Fourth place was decided when Paul Jenkinson found himself all in with his ace-six dominating the ace-deuce of Stephen Shayler. By the turn, the board was paired and a chopped pot looked the most likely result. A deuce on the river ensured that didn’t happen and Jenkinson was eliminated.

Shayler was the next to fall when his ace-eight fell foul to the ace-queen of Buckley. Both players improved to trip aces, but Buckley’s queen-kicker played to send Shayler to the showers.

That pot boosted Buckley’s stack to 8,100,000 compared to the 6,900,000 of Taylor, but with structure being excellent, the effective stack was close to 60 big blinds. The chips moved back and forth for a while before Taylor began to gain the upper hand. Eventually, both players’ stacks went into the middle of the felt, Taylor holding {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds} to Buckley’s {Q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}. A final board reading {J-Spades}{10-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{4-Hearts} bust Buckley and gifted Taylor the title and the £20,550 first place prize.

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