partypoker LIVE Grand Prix Victory is Extra Sweet For Benjamin Sweetman
Benjamin Sweetman managed to double his lifetime live poker tournament winnings and bag himself a Caribbean Poker Party package at the weekend when he came out on top in the $500,000 guaranteed partypoker LIVE Grand Prix at Dusk Till Dawn.
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Sweetman had $90,667 in live winnings before this $220 buy-in tournament, with his largest score weighing in at £10,320, his reward for winning the Edinburgh leg of Grosvenor Poker’s popular 25/25 Series. Now Sweetman has $180,667 in live winnings after turning his $220 into $90,000 in this Dusk Till Dawn tournament.
Some 2,035 entries were processed, leaving an overlay of $93,000, not that any of the in-the-money finishers cared about the added value. The top 299 players won at least $400 for the efforts. Among those finishing inside the money places included Leon Louis, DTD regular Basharat “Bash” Mahmood, One Time Poker ambassador Sylvia Hewitt, Paul Jackson, Dinarte De Sousa, Dan Stacey, and Shane Mossop.
Those who reached the final table banked at least $6,000, the prize money awarded to ninth-place finisher Alan Armitage who is a familiar face in Nottingham. Armitage was joined on the rail by James Ablott who netted $8,000 and was the last player not to return home with a five-figure score to their name.
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Muhibur Rahman locked up $10,500 when he fell in seventh-place before Matthew Harniman collected $13,900 for his sixth-place exit.
Fifth-place and $19,000 went to Stephen Westlund, who you will recognise if you have ever played poker in Blackpool or Bolton because all but two of his 38 recorded cashes stem from these places.
Waheed “Wadey” Ashraf has cashed more times at DTD than any other player ever, made it 81 in the money finishes at DTD with a fourth-place finish worth $27,500. Ashraf has now won almost $800,000 at the Nottingham poker venue.
Heads-up was set when Marios Kyriacou busted in third-place, a finish worth $37,500. This set up a clash between Sweetman and Michael Rosaman for the title and a $90,000 top prize. Rosaman fell at the final hurdle and had to console himself with the $57,500 runner-up prize, leaving Sweetman to net $90,000 plus a $6,000 Caribbean Poker Party package for reaching the final table with a Golden Chip in his possession after reaching Day 2 via an online Day 1 at partypoker.
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