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Liperis Wins DTD High Roller as Ashraf Immortalised at the Club

Yiannis Liperis

Yiannis Liperis took his lifetime live poker tournament winnings through the magical $2 million barrier when he took down the £1,100 buy-in DTD High Roller event at Dusk Till Dawn this weekend. Liperis' victory come off the back of three impressive results at the recent PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo festival, which included a fourth-place finish in the €2,200 FPS High Roller worth €99,190.

DTD High Roller Results

1Yiannis Liperis£34,000
2Matthew Bonham£22,000
3Parminder Kandola£13,000
4Majid Nadeem£9,000
5Ben Dobson£6,500
6Nikolay Ponomarev£5,000
7John Bassett£4,000
8Gary Miller£3,500
9Tariq Imam£3,000

The £1,100 DTD High Roller drew in a crowd of 94 entrants, and the top nine finishers each received a slice of the £100,000 prize pool. Tariq Imam, a player better known for grinding Pot-Limit Omaha games online, finished in ninth place and won £3,000.

Former WPT500 champion Gary Miller was the next to fall, his eighth-place finish came with £3,500. John Bassett and Nikolay Ponomarev joined the list of busted players but not before diverting past the DTD cashier's cage to collect their £4,000 and £5,000 payouts.

Fifth place and £6,500 went to the popular professional Ben Dobson. Dobson, a WSOP bracelet winner and former GUKPT Manchester champion, reached the final table of the recent partypoker Championship UK Main Event. Dobson looks to be in solid form with the 2022 WSOP on the horizon.

The final four-figure prize went to Majid Nadeem, who you may recall finished third in the 2022 Irish Open Coin Rivet High Roller for €51,385. Nadeem's demise in fourth place in this event came with £9,000.

The final three became two when Parminder Kandola bowed out. Kandola received a career-best £13,000 for this impressive deep run, surpassing the £8,520 he collected in August 2018 when he came out on top in a £60 buy-in Grand Prix Mini at Dusk Till Dawn.

Heads-up saw Matthew Bonham take on Yiannis Liperis for the title. The heads-up duo did not strike a deal despite a £12,000 difference between the payouts. Bonham recently enjoyed his largest-ever live score when he finished seventh in the GUKPT London Main Event, but was guaranteed to best that sum regardless of winning or finishing second in this event. As it turned out, Bonham had to make do with the £22,000 consolation prize because Liperis defeated him in the one-on-one battle, helping himself to a £34,000 payday in the process.

Waheed Ashraf Inducted Into DTD's Wall of Fame

Waheed Ashraf
Dusk Till Dawn Legend Waheed Ashraf

Head to Dusk Till Dawn during major festivals and you will almost certainly bump into Waheed Ashraf. Return to DTD during the business end of said festivals and tournaments and it is likely Ashraf will be seated at a final table, poised to pad his bankroll with yet another cash.

Ashraf, known as "Wadey" to the poker community, is a DTD legend. He has been almost ever-present since the home of British poker first opened its doors, and nobody has cashed in more DTD events than him with 88 in-the-money finishes. Ashraf is in the top half a dozen when it comes to prize money won, only surpassed by out of towners, such as Maria Lampropulos, who won titles in high stakes festivals.

DTD righty recognise Ashraf ridiculous ability and unrivalled loyalty, and inducted him onto their Wall of Fame, immortalising Wadey in the club's history.

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