Brett Angell Adds 2019 GUKPT Leeds To UKIPT Title
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Brett Angell last recorded a live poker tournament cash in Sep. 2018 when he finished 30th in the £560 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) Leeds Main Event for £1,060. Twelve months later, he emerged victoriously from the 2019 GUKPT Leeds Main Event and increased his lifetime winnings by £20,912.
2019 GUKPT Leeds Final Table Results
*reflects a six-way deal
A field of 382 entries broke last year’s attendance for 308 and saw a £185,000 prize pool created. Sam Clark burst the bubble towards the penultimate day’s play, committing his stack with ace-king against his opponent’s pocket tens. Clark paired his ace on the flop, but a ten on the river sent him to the rail in 39th place with the unwanted title of bubble boy.
The likes of John Bousfield, Kevin Houghton, Michael Howard and Matt Eardley busted out inside te money, with former Irish Open Main Event champion Ryan Mandara falling in 10th place, leaving only the nine-handed final table.
First Elimination of the Final Table
Mudasser Hussain busted in ninth-place after losing a coinflip to Hasmukh Khodiyara before Jamie Nixon’s pocket sevens lost to the ace-king of Dan Jackson courtesy of an ace on the river. Hussain now has just shy of $300,000 in live poker tournament winnings
Seventh-place went to Craig Smith who moved all-in for his last 12 big blinds holding ace-four and couldn’t get there against the pocket nines in the hand of Mike Allen.
Six-Handed Deal Struck
The final six players embarked on a 15-minute break during which they discussed and struck a deal. Each of the six player’s stacks were relatively close together so they decided to split the remaining prize pool, leaving £1,200 for the eventual champion.
Three quick bust-outs occurred immediately after the restart, Craig Heaton, Khodiyara and Allen falling by the wayside. Jackson followed them to the rail, leaving Angell and Richard Kellett heads-up for the title and the last £1,200 of the prize pool.
Kellett’s wait for a GUKPT Main Event title continues as his eight big blind shove with ace=three lost to Angell’s jack-ten after Angell flopped top two pair. Kellett finished second in the £1,100 GUKPT Manchester Main Event, third in the £1,100 buy-in GUKPT Blackpool and Luton Main Events, and has a sixth-place finish in the GUKPT Grand Final.
Angell locked up his first GUKPT title, adding it to the UKIPT London victory from 2014. Angell now has lifetime winnings in the liver arena weighing in at more than $520,000.
GUKPT Luton Runs In October
Next up for the GUKPT is a return to Luton between Oct. 6-13. Luton has crowned many poker champions over the year and is always one of the best-attended GUKPT events each year.