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Mathew Seer and Ali Mallu Win GUKPT Manchester Titles

Mathew Seer GUKPT Manchester Mini Main champion

Mathew Seer and Ali Mallu have both secured side event titles at the 2020 GUKPT Manchester festival. Seer won the Mini Main Event while Mallu triumphed in the Seniors event.

2020 GUKPT Manchester Mini Main Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize
1Mathew Seer£25,000*
2John Cullen£13,358*
3Anon£12,850*
4Adam Davies£12,650*
5Garwo Chu£4,450
6Carl Pickles£3,210
7Mathew Swain£2,380
8Ben Dobson£1,860
9Paul Rigg£1,555

*reflects a four-handed deal

A massive field of 533 players competed in the £225 Mini Main Event, creating a £105,600 prize pool as a result. The top 47 finishers received a slice of that pie.

Players such as Richard King, Jamie Nixon, Lee French, and Ryan Mandara all made it into the money.

Each of the nine finalists locked up at least £1,555 for their initial investment.

Ben Winsor the two-time GUKPT Grand Final champion

Paul Rigg was the first to fall. World Series of Poker bracelet winner Ben Dobson followed soon after. Mathew Swain, Carl Pickles and Garwo Chu busted in succession, leaving only four players in the hunt for the title.

That quartet struck a deal for the remainder of the prize pool, securing a minimum of £12,650. Adam Davies collected that sum before an anonymous player fell in third for a £12,850 score.

Seer then defeated John Cullen heads-up to resign Cullen to a £13,358 consolation prize and bank the now £25,000 top prize for himself.

2020 GUKPT Manchester Seniors Final Table Results

Ali Mallu
PlacePlayerPrize
1Ali Mallu£2,780
2Roy Syphas£2,200
3Joseph Smith£1,315
4Paul Jackson£910
5Ish Patel£680
6Gerald David£505
7Paul Baxter£395
8Andrew Wright£330
9Shukri Mushahwar£280

The legendary Ali Mallu bamboozled his 70-opponents in the £150 Seniors side event. Mallu’s hyper loose-aggressive style is infamous on the British poker scene. It either sees him bust early or go all the way. The latter was true this time.

Mallu sent Roy Syphas to the rail in second-place to net the £2,780 top prize. The runner-up won £2,200.

The final table housed the likes of Gerald “Skullman” David who finished in sixth place, and Paul “ActionJack” Jackson who fell in fourth-place.

Other Side Event Action

Shout-outs have to go to Chris Bartlett and Daryosh Rossookh who won the £150 No-Limit Hold’em and the £165 Omaha 4/5/6 respectively.

Bartlett overcame 104 opponents on his way to netting £2,995 while Rossookh banked £5,066 after outlasting 112-opponents.

Main Event Is Underway

Day 1A of the £100,000 guaranteed GUKPT Manchester Main Event is done and dusted with Dan Stacey topping the chip counts overnight.

Only 21 of the 69 entrants made it through to Saturday’s Day 2 and Stacey leads them all. Stacey bagged up 139,100 chips, while the likes of Nathan Watson (130,000), Waheed Ashraf (106,500), Tom Middleton (77,900), and Andrew Hulme (26,500) also progressing.

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