Bhavin Khatri Captures 2022 GUKPT Luton Midi Main Event Title
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Bhavin Khatri has added the 2022 GUKPT Luton Midi Main Event title to his long list of live poker tournament results. The tournament attracted 258 entrants, each paying £560 to compete, and Khatri got his hands on the winner's trophy plus £29,520 after a heads-up deal with runner-up Jack O'Neill.
This latest victory comes six months after Khatri won the £250 buy-in GUKPT Luton Mini Main Event for £35,000 and the £888 Main Event of the 888 Live London Festival, which came with a career-best £126,340. Khatri now has more than $550,000 in live tournament cashes.
2022 GUKPT Luton Midi Main Event Final Table Results
*reflects a heads-up deal
The nine-handed final table lost its first player when Yucel Eminoglu bowed out early into proceedings. The man affectionately known as "Mad Turk" because of his loose-aggressive style of play, fell in ninth for £2,530.
Moldova's Constantin Erhan was the next player heading to the cashier desk, doing so to collect £3,030. An anonymous player called "R.S." joined Erhan with a ticket redeemable for £3,790.
James Mowbray saw his time at the final table cut short when he was eliminated in sixth place for £4,810, which is the second-largest live score of his career. Ben Maregedze, who finished third in a £200 buy-in event in Coventry earlier this month for £14,916, became the fifth-place finisher and collected £6,440.
A career-high £9,360 made its way to Arnel Casabar before Connell Parr dusted off his stack in third, a finish good for £14,540. Parr's exit left Khatri heads-up against O'Neill, a player who Khatri has crossed swords with on many occasions. O'Neill, winner of the recent UKIPT London High Roller, and Khatri agreed to an even chop, meaning both players walked away with £29,520.
GUKPT Luton Mini Main Event Is Underway
Attention now turns to the £250 buy-in GUKPT Luton Mini Main Event. Day 1A wrapped up on May 29 with 24 of the 151 entrants punching their Day 2 tickets at the first time of asking. Sonia Padovani bagged up 309,000 chips at the close of play and leads the field at present.
Day 1B takes place on May 30 with a turbo-structured Day 1C shuffling at midday on May 31.
Remaining2022 GUKPT Luton Schedule
|Mon 30 May||3:00 p.m.||GUKPT Mini Main Day 1B||£250|
|Tue 31 May||12:00 p.m.||GUKPT Mini Main Day 1C Turbo||£250|
|4:30 p.m.||GUKPT Mini Main Day 2|
|Wed 1 Jun||3:00 p.m.||GUKPT High Roller||£2,200|
|4:00 p.m.||PLO 4/5/6 card||£200|
|5:00 p.m.||GUKPT Mini Main Final Day|
|Thu 2 Jun||12:00 p.m.||GUKPT Main Event Day 1A||£1,250|
|3:00 p.m.||GUKPT High Roller Final Day|
|Fri 3 Jun||12:00 p.m.||GUKPT Main Event Day 1B||£1,250|
|9:00 p.m.||GUKPT Main Event Day 1C Turbo||£1,250|
|Sat 4 Jun||12:00 p.m.||GUKPT Main Event Day 2|
|7:00 p.m.||£200 Turbo||£200|
|Sun 5 Jun||12:00 p.m.||GUKPT Main Event Final Day|
|4:00 p.m.||Bounty (£50 bounties)||£170|