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Alan Jacobson Crowned DTD 200 Champion

Alan Jacobson
  • Alan Jacobson won the latest DTD 200 tournament courtesy of a huge cooler when heads-up.

Alan Jacobson is the latest player to take down a DTD 200 tournament at Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham, turning his £220 investment into a £21,100 payday over the weekend.

DTD 200 Official Final Table Results

1Alan Jacobson£21,100*
2Arjun Ruparel£13,100*
3Nicholas Warwick£9,100*
4Craig Ottley£7,100*
5Adrian Wells£6,100*
6Jessica Pilkington£5,100*
7Brandon Sheils£4,350*
8Paul Rigg£3,600*

*includes a DTD1000 ticket worth £1,100

Despite the 2017 World Series of Poker being in full swing in Las Vegas, the DTD 200 still attracted some of the United Kingdom’s more recognisable players and a handful of them navigated their way to the money places.

The likes of James Atkin, Daniel Stacey, John Daly, Vahid Amirzahiri, Mark McCluskey and Matthew Eardley all returned home with prize money to show for their efforts, but it was Jacobson who claimed the lion’s share of the prize pool.

By the time the official eight-handed final table was reached, the least anyone could win was £3,600 and this is the sum that Paul Rigg walked away with.

Rigg open-shoved from the button with king-jack, Nick Warwick called in the small blind with ace-queen and both players flopped two pair. The turn was a jack, which gifted Rigg two pair, but it also improved Warwick to a Broadway straight. The river bricked off and Rigg was gone.

Brandon Sheils was the next to fall, moving all-in with his short stack from the small blind with king-seven and being called by Jacobson in the big blind with ace-seven. Neither player improved their hand and Jacobson’s ace-kicker sent Sheils home in seventh place.

Sixth place then went to Jess Pilkington after she committed her last four big blinds with ace-three and finding a caller in the shape of Jacobson and his king-five. A king on the flop proved to be more than enough to send Pilkington to the rail.

The final five became four with the elimination of Adrian Wells at the hands of Arjun Ruparel. Wells moved all-in from the cutoff with king-jack, Ruparel called from the small blind with a pair of red nines, which held to reduce the player count by one.

Four-handed play didn’t last long because Craig Ottley was soon following Wells to the cashier’s cage. Ottley jammed in his stack from the small bling with queen-nine and Ruparel called from the big blind with a suited king-ten. Ruparel flopped trip tens before filling up when a king landed on the turn, resigning Ottley to fourth-place money.

Warwick fell in third-place and was the last player to be awarded a four-figure score. Down to 12 big blinds, Warwick pushed all-in with a pair of red threes and Ruparel called in the big blind with ace-ten. It looked like Warwick was going to win the flip until the ace of clubs appeared on the river to send him to the showers.

Heads-up began with Jacobson holding a 24 million to 10.1 million lead over Ruparel and it didn’t take long for Jacobson to push that advantage home. The final hand was ultimately a cool and saw Jacobson raise on the button with red queens, Ruparel move all-in for 16 big blinds with a pair of jacks, and Jacobson call. The five community cards left the queens as the best hand, busting Ruparel in second place and leaving Jacobson to secure his largest live poker score.

The next DTD 200 tournament takes place this week with online Day 1s available at partypoker.

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