The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) is currently in Leeds for the eighth leg of the 2023 season, and as the Main Event draws ever closer to crowning its winner, Hamza Nasir was busy winning the £1,350 High Roller for a winnings of £47,790.
Accordingly The Hendon Mob DatabaseThis impressive victory is Nasir’s fifth career cash win in 2023 and the first time he has emerged victorious from the battle.; What a way to turn your back on him. The GUKPT Leeds High Roller 2023 attracted 121 entrants, creating a prize pool of £156,820. Anyone who made it into the top 13 received at least £3,000 for their efforts, with the top five finishers pocketing a five-figure sum.
Konstantinos Patsourakis was the first participant to make it into the money. The 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event finalist Dean Hutchison took 12th place with the eliminations of Alan Carr And Lin Chen Only nine players remain in the fight for the championship title.
GUKPT Leeds High Roller Final Table 2023 results
Matt EardleyWinner of the 2019 GUKPT Blackpool Main Eventfell to ninth place when his pocket kings met the superior kings in the hands of Stuart Rutter.
Scotland Robbie Bull was eliminated in eighth place. Bull lost most of his stack when his pocket nines couldn’t withstand the ace-king of Brandon Sheils, and he never recovered. GUKPT High Roller events have been good for Bull recently. He finished third in a £3,000 event in Luton for £11,090 and second in a £2,000 event, also in Luton, for £23,040.
Seventh place went to Sheils, who was eliminated by Nasir. Six of Sheils’ last nine cash wins have also been final table appearances, with two of those cash wins being straight wins.
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The final four-figure prize, £7,060, went to the grinder Alex Golubevswho made a move for his last 12 big blinds with ace-sevens and couldn’t do it against Nasir’s pocket tens.
Another Scotsman, Michael KaneHe was just supposed to blow the damn doors off, but he fell to fifth place. Kane was all in with pocket deuces for five big blinds and had to flip against Frances Paul Patouilliartis ace-jack. The Frenchman flopped on Broadway, while the River gave Kane a set to rub some salt into his wounds.
Fourth place came with a payout of £13,080, setting a new career best haul Ian FieldhouseHe surpassed the £4,200 he won, finishing fifth in a £60 Grand Prix event at Dusk Till Dawn in March 2013.
The GUKPT Leeds High Roller reached the heads-up stage as Stuart Rutter was eliminated in third place for £20,230. Rutter managed it in the Luton Main Event in September, a result which earned him £62,368, but this time he was out of luck.
The heads-up game lasts less than five minutes and ends with Nasir using Patouilliart’s short stack. Patouilliart, who hails from Marseille, France, pocketed £31,050 for his Bridesmaids finale, surpassing the $34,845 he banked for a deep run in the 2019 WSOP Main Event.
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GUKPT Leeds Main Event reaches Day 2
About 346 players bought in £1,000 GUKPT Leeds Main Event but only 97 of them bought their tickets for Day 2. Tuan Le (186,000) is the man to catch before the penultimate matchday. Le still has a lot of work to do as he has some extremely talented players hot on his heels.
Ravi Sheth (175,500) and Kevin Allen (162,000) sit back together with the top three stacks, while those like Chris Johnson (143,000), Jack Hardcastle (140,300), Michael Rosaman (140,200) and Brett Angell (116,000) there are six stacks of figures available.