Bricklayer Duncan McLellan Wins UKIPT Nottingham For $342k

Bricklayer Duncan McLellan Wins UKIPT Nottingham For $342kDuncan McLellan has won the 2014 United Kingdom & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) Nottingham, after besting a field of 1,223 players over six days on his way to claiming the title, and the £202,372 ($342,609) first place prize. McLellan, a bricklayer who last year also won the £1k UKIPT Isle of Man for £94,090 ($151,007), now boasts $541,087 in live tournament earnings. Commenting on his latest victory at the Dusk Till Dawn club, McLellan said:
“I had no fear of going broke. You can’t win a tournament without getting your chips over the line. This has just been a weekend away really. I want to go out to Vegas and play the main event but I’ll be back on the scaffold tomorrow!”
The £1,100 Main Event attracted a good-sized field of amateurs and pros alike to create a prize pool worth £1,223,000. Amongst the notable names then cashing in at the event was Tom Middleton in 52nd (£3,720), Steve Watts in 40th (£3,720), Ben Vinson in 15th (£10,850), and Ben Carpenterin 14th (£10,850).
After the final table of eight had been set, Duncan McLellan (4-4) eliminated Ramey Shaio (A-Q) in 8th for £20,800, before being dealt Q-J and doing likewise to a short-stacked Anthony Flynn (A-7) in 7th for £29,300.
Continuing his steamroll of the final table, McLellan (9-9) proceeded to bounce Juan Benito (A-K) from the competition in 6th (£38,400), and Willie Elliot in 4th (£67,000). A short while later, McLellan’s A-K was good enough to see of Trevor Pearson (A-J) in 3rd (£89,900) to usher in the heads-up phase of the tournament against Angelo Milioto.
The players subsequently decided to lock up a deal in which McLellan would guarantee himself £168,372, Milioto £143,728, with the remaining £34,000 earmarked for the eventual winner. That too went to McLellan after his straight beat Milioto’s trip sixes, in so doing locking up the UKIPT title, as well as his biggest live score to date of £202,372.
Final Table Payouts:
1st Duncan McLellan – £202,372
2nd Angelo Milioto – £143,728
3rd Trevor Pearson – £89,900
4th Willie Elliot – £67,000
5th Ryan Spittles – £51,700
6th Juan Benito – £38,400
7th Anthony Flynn – £29,300
8th Ramey Shaio – £20,800

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