2021 World Series of Poker

James Clarke Wins the GUKPT Leeds 30/30 After Three-Way Chop

James Clarke

The 2021 GUKPT Leeds festival explodes into life over the weekend with the 30/30 crowning its champion. A bumper crowd of 329 entrants, made up of 198 unique players and 131 re-entries, created a guarantee-busting £116,640 prize pool. David Ledden locked in the largest payout, albeit after a three-handed deal.

2021 GUKPT Leeds 30/30 Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize
1James Clarke£17,000*
2David Ledden£26,080*
3Jack Reape£22,660*
4Ben Teague£8,230
5Rick Trigg£5,610
6Gareth Creswell£4,110
7Elliot Marais£3,200
8Richard Hasnip£2,630
9Maz Bako£2,180

*reflects a three-way deal

The top 30 finishers won a slice of the prize pool, winning at least £800 for their efforts. The prize money increased to a minimum of £2,180 by the time the nine-handed final table was set in stone.

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GUKPT regular Maz Bako was the first casualty of the final table. Bako, who finished fourth in the recent GUKPT Coventry Main Event for £25,910, finished ninth in this event for £2,630.

Richard Hasnip was the next to fall, his eighth-place finish coming with a £2,630 payout. Hasnip finished fifth in the 2021 GUKPT Manchester 30/30 and walked away with £3,630 that day.

Seventh-place and £3,200 went to Elliot Marais, a former GUKPT champion. Marais won the 2017 GUKPT Goliath for a cool £85,760. More recently, Marais reached the final table of the £250 GUKPT Coventry Mini Main Event.

Gareth Cresswell (£4,110) and Team Grosvenor Pro Rick Trigg (£5,610) were the next players to bow out. Trigg is loving the live poker grind right now, as he eluded to in his exclusive PokerNews interview recently. He won the Manchester Main Event and will no doubt be gunning for glory when the Leeds Main Event kicks off this week.

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Ben Teague saw his tournament end in a third-place finish worth £8,230, which was the last non-five-figure score of the tournament.

The final three players struck a deal to lessen the pay jumps before settling the tournament. The deal saw James "Raggy" Clarke, runner-up to Trigg in Manchester, collected £17,000 and take the tournament down. Jack Reape netted £22,660 and third-place. , and David Ledden finished second; he scooped £26,080 in prize money almost two years to the day that he cashed in the GUKPT Leeds Main Event won by Brett Angell.

2021 GUKPT Leeds Schedule

There is plenty of action taking place at the Grosvenor Westgate Casino this week, not leads the £750 buy-in Main Event which we predict is going to be massive. There are 10 seats guaranteed across two £80 satellites if you fancy trying your luck and winning your way into the said Main Event.

DateTimeTournament
Mon 20 Sep3:00 p.m.£250 Mini Main Event Day 1B
Tue 21 Sep12:00 p.m.£250 Mini Main Event Day 1C Turbo
 4:30 p.m.Mini Main Event Day 2
Wed 22 Sep6:00 p.m.£200 Pot Limit Omaha 4/5/6 cards
 7:00 p.m.£80 Main Event Satellite (5 Seats Gtd)
Thu 23 Sep12:00 p.m.£750 GUKPT Leeds Main Event Day 1A
 7:00 p.m.£80 Main Event Satellite (5 Seats Gtd)
Fri 24 Sep12:00 p.m.£750 GUKPT Leeds Main Event Day 1B
 9:00 p.m.£750 GUKPT Leeds Main Event Day 1C Turbo
Sat 25 Sep12:00 p.m.GUKPT Leeds Main Event Day 2
 6:00 p.m.£120 NLHE Bounty (£50 bounty)
Sun 26 Sep12:00 p.m.GUKPT Leeds Main Event Day 3 
 1:00 p.m.£150 NLHE Seniors
 4:00 p.m.£200 NLHE The Last Call
Mon 27 Sep7:00 p.m.£110 The Closer Day 1 ONLINE (£30K Gtd)
Tue 28 Sep7:00 p.m.The Closer Day 2 ONLINE (£30K Gtd)

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