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Robertas Gordonas Wins 2017 partypoker LIVE Grand Prix UK for £150,000

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  • Robertas Gordonas won the 2017 partypoker LIVE Grand Prix UK Main Event for £150,000.

The partypoker Grand Prix UK Main Event started with 5,143 runners (clearing the massive £1,000,000 guarantee by a generous £28,600) across a plethora of Day 1s, both online on partypoker and live at Dusk Till Dawn, through a number of Day 2s, until the field was whittled down to just 53 players coming back for Day 3 at high noon. When it was all over, Robertas Gordonas was the victor, beating Richard King heads-up to take the £150,000 top prize and the Grand Prix UK Main Event trophy.

Grand Prix UK Main Event Results

PlacePlayerPrize
1Robertas Gordonas£150,000
2Richard King£100,000
3Jamie Whyte£70,750
4Antonis Poulengeris£50,750
5Andrei Frujina£37,750
6Tomas Fara£27,450
7Peter Craw£21,450
8Adam Maxwell£15,250

The field broke down quickly, with some household names failing to convert their deep run, although 50 players did manage to secure themselves a £2,200 UKPC seat. Three tables out was when we really started to see who would make a legitimate shot at the title of Grand Prix UK champion, with some huge stacks giving us a masterclass on how to close a poker tournament.

It would be the man who took the chip lead into the final table, Gordonas from Lithuania, who would ultimately take it down. He took control of the table early on, after some of the short-stacks disappeared, had over half of the chips in play with four players left. Going into the heads up battle against King, Gordonas had a resounding chip lead and it was his tournament to lose and he maintained his composure to see it out for the win.

Gordonas takes home the massive £150,000 first prize, for buy-in of only £220, and lifted the prestigious Grand Prix UK Main Event trophy.

"He fully deserved the win, he was the best player on the day," King said of his opponent as the two men congratulated each other on a fine heads-up battle in the moments after the tournament ended. Both King and Gordonas have tickets to the Caribbean Poker Party and the UK PC Main Event, so we may very well see them renew rivalry later this year.

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