Tom Middleton Wins Two Massive Sunday Events
Tom Middleton is no stranger to being in the winner’s circle. The Yorkshireman is a phenomenal poker talent, one with more than $3.3 million in live tournament cashes and more than $6.2 million from his online poker escapades.
Middleton won a pair of major online tournaments on May 10, adding to his already glowing reputation.
The first came in the GUKPT: National Online Main Event at Grosvenor Poker. Middleton was one of 150-entrants in the £1,060 buy-in tournament, he helped to smash the £100,000 guarantee by £50,000.
Only the top 24 finishers received some of the prize money, a min-cash weighing in at £1,650. This increased to £4,350 by the time the final table was reached. Those finishing in the top four spots turned their investment into five-figure hauls.
Ian “Simpioni” Simpsonwas the first player to reel in five-figures, his fourth-place exit secured him a £13,500 payday.
“TobyCarveryFTW”busted in third for £18,000, which set up a heads-up clashed between “.HyperX.” and Middleton, the latter playing as “LuckyLenny”.
Middleton got the job done and locked up the £34,500 top prize, resigning .HyperX. To the £24,000 consolation prize.
|1||Tom “LuckyLenny” Middleton||£34,500|
|4||Ian “Simpioni” Simpson||£13,500|
Middleton Wins Grand Prix UK Online Event
While Middleton was busy winning the GUKPT National Online Main Event, he was grinding his way to victory in the £150,000 guaranteed Grand Prix UK Online at partypoker.
The tournament was left with a near £21,000 overlay, and Middleton took full advantage by clawing in the £25,050 top prize. The man known affectionately as “hitthehole” in online poker circles, defeated Jamie Dwan heads-up for the title; second-place weighed in at £17,655.
Plenty of recognisable names littered the payout table. Players including Ben Spraggons, Joao Silva, Dan Stacey, Diego Zeiter, Neil McFayden, Jack Sinclair, Richard Hawes, and Roberto Romanello navigated their way into the top 280 places where the prize money was dished out.
|6||Angelos Nastos Megas||£2,660|
Middleton now has the chance to make it three wins as he’ll be taking on the champions of the Grand Prix 4 Dealers Online and the Grand Prix of Brazil, Canada, Germany, and Russia in a six-handed event where a $5,500 WPT Passport package is up for grabs.