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Paul Fisher Takes Down GUKPT Manchester Mini Main Event

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The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) Manchester festival continues putting up impressive numbers with the Mini Main Event attracting 746 players, who created a £164,120 prize pool. The Mini Main Event concluded with a heads-up chop between Paul Fisher and Lawrence Stone, with the former becoming the tournament’s champion.

GUKPT Manchester Mini Main Event Final Table Results

1Paul Fisher£36,890*
2Lawrence Stone£32,860*
3Kyle Soakell£16,730
4Christopher Maguire£10,290
5Paul Rigg£6,430
6John Bousfield£4,350
7David Docherty£3,050
8Daniel Knight£2,410
9Qasim Zia£1,930

*reflects a heads-up deal

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The nine-handed final table took place at the Grosvenor Bury New Road casino in Manchester on August 12. Each of the finalists locked in a £1,930 prize, the sum awarded to Qasim Zia when the local player busted in ninth place.

Leeds’ Daniel Knight was the next player heading to the cashier’s desk, doing so to collect a £2,410 prize. Scotland’s David Docherty (£3,050), and John Bousfield (£4,350) were the next players out of the door, Bousfield building on his ninth-place finish in a £300 side event at the recent GUKPT London festival.

Paul Rigg’s impressive run ended in a fifth-place finish worth £6,430. Rigg was the fourth-place finisher in the £560 GUKPT London Midi Main Event last month, and recently finished eighth in the GUKPT Manchester 30/30, won by Lee French.

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The first five-figure haul went to Christopher Maguire, the first five-figure prize of his career. Maguire’s fourth-place finish here earned him £10,290, eclipsing his previous largest score of £6,020.

Heads-up was set when Kyle Soakell bowed out in third. Soakell’s previous seven live results were worth £4,052 combined, so this is a massive score.

Lawrence Stone and Paul Fisher locked horns one-on-one for the title of champion. Neither player had ever won a five-figure sum before, but that all changed when they chopped this GUKPT Manchester Mini Main Event. Stone is credited with finishing in second place for £32,860 while Fisher is officially the tournament’s champion, an accolade that came with a £36,890 addition to his bankroll.

Attention Turns to the GUKPT Manchester Main Event

All attention now turns to the £200,000 guaranteed GUKPT Manchester Main Event, a £1,250 buy-in event with three flights. Day 1A shuffles up and deals at 12:00 p.m. on August 12, with Day 1B commencing at the same time on August 13. A turbo-structured Day 1C is available at 9:00 p.m. on August 13, too.

Ben Dobson is the reigning GUKPT Manchester Main Event champion, having triumphed in February 2020. Dobson came out on top of a 317-strong field, including defeating Ben Winsor heads-up, to get his hands on £75,510.

Lead image courtesy of the GUKPT

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