Live Events 1
Main Event
Days:
2d2e3

Event Info

Buy-in £200
Prize Pool £1,028,600
Players 5143

Level Info

Level 43
Blinds 1,500,000 / 3,000,000
Ante 300,000

Highlights

Highlights

Seat 3 - Adam Maxwell - 10 million

MrPaulSeaton • Level 37: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante

Adam Maxwell comes into play a little short-stacked, but he's loved the "friendly atmosphere" of Dusk Till Dawn all week and he's an absolute hero to his mates in the casino this evening, well supported as he shoots for glory.

Maxwell has previously won £25,000 in the Dusk Till Dawn Deepstack tournament, so any finish above 6th Place will represent his best-ever tournament result. His poker hero was the late Chinese Frankie, who played here at Dusk Till Dawn and was loved by all until his sad passing almost exactly a year ago.

Maxwell would love to play in more shot clock tournaments and loves an alternative poker format for side events, with mixed games just the springboard for his passion. He bought in for £220 on a Day 1 and one day hopes to take on Tom Dwan in the Bahamas. Maybe he can get a roll big enough to take him on in the nosebleed stakes and challenge him to fly there!

Tags: Adam Maxwell

Seat 2 - Peter Craw - 17.9m

MrPaulSeaton • Level 37: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante

Peter 'Slots' Craw is already looking forward to winning this title and he's certain to improve on his best ever live cash of $12,000, which he took home for coming 4th in the Grand Prix Poker Tour Stadium Tour Main Event at Newcastle's St. James Park via partypoker.

He's always idolised Daniel Negreanu and would take on his hero in Las Vegas in his dream heads-up. But Peter told us that he's always satellited into these events on partypoker and would buy in directly if he hadn't purely down to the value.

Can he cash out the biggest result of his career by winning? Stay tuned for an exclusive chat with Peter Craw and his poker league friends later on tonight.

Tags: Peter CrawDaniel Negreanu

Seat 1 - Tomas Fara - 12.1 million

MrPaulSeaton • Level 37: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante

It's Tomas Fara's birthday! Yes, our Seat 1 player is 35 today and what better way to celebrate than in the electric atmosphere of Dusk Till Dawn?

Fara's finest result to date in live tournaments was when he was runner-up in Amsterdam to win $163,273...today's win would eclipse that if he take it down!

Fara told us "I love the format and Dusk Till Dawn delivers." before he sat down and is passionate about poker offering the kind of side events that we've seen today and a return to more freezeouts entering the poker tournament circuit. He won his seat in this event from a $55 satellite on partypoker online and dreams of one day playing poker on the Pacific Island of Vanuatu. Don't tell Rob Yong...he'll set up another dream destination poker tournament offering ridiculous top prizes on the beach before you can say 'value'.

Tags: Tomas Fara

Grand Prix UK Main Event Final Table

MrPaulSeaton • Level 37: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante
The final eight assemble in the Grand Prix UK Main Event
The final eight assemble in the Grand Prix UK Main Event

Here are the final eight players who will do battle in an attempt to win that magical £150,000 top prize and golden trophy in the Grand Prix UK Main Event!

SeatNameChips
Seat 1Tomas Fara12,100,000
Seat 2Peter Craw17,900,000
Seat 3Adam Maxwell10,000,000
Seat 4Andrei Frujina28,900,000
Seat 5Robertas Gordonas79,300,000 (Golden Chip)
Seat 6Richard King46,800,000 (Golden Chip)
Seat 7Antonis Poulengeris15,000,000
Seat 8Jamie Whyte40,400,000

Chatta and Rattan Running Bad in Side Event

MrPaulSeaton • Level 37: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante

With just 17 players left and £11,000 up top in the £115 entry £50,000 Guartanteed Side Event, two big names have suffered bad beats in their efforts to build a stack to take to the final table.

Chaz Chattha (pictured) lost a 1.3 million-chip pot when his aces all-in pre-flop were cracked by pocket sevens.

Nim Rattan then lost when her all-in shove with a covering stack with sevens lost to deuces by the at-risk player.

Tags: Charles ChatthaNim Rattan

Dillon Scanlan Eliminated in 9th Place (£11,250)

zerofive • Level 37: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante

Jamie Whyte raised under the gun to 1,800,000, with action folding all the way round to Dillon Scanlan in the small blind. He was down to his last few bigs, and decided now was the time to rip, for around 6,000,000. Antonis Poulengeris quickly folded his big blind, and Whyte flicked in a chip to call.

It was a flip; Scanlan's {7-Spades}{7-Hearts} against Whyte's {k-Clubs}{q-Hearts}. The {j-Clubs}{10-Spades}{j-Spades} gave Whyte a huge amount of outs! Any ace, king, queen, 10, or 9 would give Whyte the lead. The {10-Clubs} landed on the turn, counterfeiting Scanlon's pair. Scanlon needed a 7 and only a 7 to win, but couldn't find one on the river and, instead, the {4-Clubs} would spell the end of Scanlon's deep run.

Dillon Scanlon will take home the first five-figure score of the festival: £11,250 in cash, as well as a £2,200 UKPC seat.

The Best Birthday Present Ever?

MrPaulSeaton • Level 37: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante
Tomas Fara turned 35 today...can he unwrap the Grand Prix trophy later on tonight?
Tomas Fara turned 35 today...can he unwrap the Grand Prix trophy later on tonight?

Tomas Fara (pictured) turns 35 today and on his birthday, he's getting close to the final table of the Grand Prix UK Main Event. We thought we'd ask him if this was the ideal thing to be doing on his birthday or if it felt odd.

"It's a bit odd. Sunday is a quiet day though, not much happens on a Sunday so it's a good thing to do instead of celebrating. If I win, I'll be celebrating!"

Tomas lives in Prague, and therefore spends a lot of his time travelling to play poker. That means whenever he pitches up in a tournament, there's got to be a great time waiting for him to compensate for the constant accumulation of air miles.

"I have 16 million chips, which is 20 big blinds and the average is thirty. But there's still a way to go."

Fara has long been a consistent performer on the European circuit. That success will be bolstered by yet another big win here tonight. Can he take it down and win £150,000? We will find out very soon.

Tags: Tomas Fara

Timothy Rowland Eliminated in 10th Place (£9,000)

zerofive • Level 37: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante

Action was folded around to Peter Craw in the small blind, who open shoved for his last 8,300,000. It didn't take long with Timothy Rowland to make the call for his last 7,900,000, and the two short stacks were on their backs, with Rowland at risk.

Peter Craw {A-Spades}{6-Diamonds}
Timothy Rowland {K-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}

The {5-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{5-Hearts} flop didn't alter the situation, and nor did the {3-Spades} turn. Rowland would need a king or a ten to stick around. It was paint, but not what Rowland was looking for, when the {q-Hearts} slapped the river, securing a near-double-up for Craw.

Timothy Rowland will pick up £9,000 and a £2,200 UKPC seat

Peter Craw
Peter Craw
16,700,000 5,300,000
Timothy Rowland
Timothy Rowland
Busted
Level:
37
Blinds:
400,000/800,000
Ante:
100,000

Day 3 Third Break

zerofive • Level 36: 300,000-600,000, 50,000 ante

Our 10 remaining players are taking another short break while the dealers race off the orange 25k-value chips.

Everybody left in has guaranteed themselves a £9,000 payday, as well as a £2,200 UKPC seat.

Robertas Gordonas is our far and away chipleader with 57,900,000, eclipsing the average stack of 22,500,000.