Guy Taylor Triumphs in the Latest DTD200 Event
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
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.
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 to Buckley’s . A final board reading bust Buckley and gifted Taylor the title and the £20,550 first place prize.