GUKPT Grand Final 2010 Won By Leon BuiNovember 29, 2010 1:05 pm
Leon Bui has just won the 2010 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) Grand Final main event, after defeating a field of 207 players over three days to clinch the victory, and collect the £144,905 ($225,283) first place prize.
The £2,500 buy-in GUKPT tournament took place at the Grosvenor Victoria Casino in London, and as the final table of 10 players got underway Song Lee held the lead with 888k in chips, followed by Ash Miah with 708k then Leon Bui on 642k.
Other finalist included Chris Brammer (640k), Paul Alterman (518k), Nicolas Irving (495k), Chaz Chattha (470k), Martin Green (408k), Lennart Valhjaltaafeldt (326k) and a short-stacked James Sudworth with 123k in chips.
Unsurprisingly, James Sudworth was first to exit in 10th (£9,055) after pushing with A-9 but failing to hold against his opponent’s K-J, followed by Chris Brammer in 9th (£10,350) holding K-T to Song’s A-T.
Leon Bui holding A-K then called a short-stacked Valhjaltaafeldt’s J-T shove to eliminate him in 8th (£14,230), followed by Paul Alterman in 7th (£18,110) with A-3 to Song Lee’s A-Q, and then Martin Green in 6th (£23,290).
Song Lee who who had been tournament leader from the end of Day 1 then made a surprise exit in 5th (£28,460) courtesy of Leon Bui, while Ashique Miah collected £37,520 for his 4th place finish.
Three-handed, Charles Chattha was soon relieved of most of most of his chips by Nicolas Irving, with Len Bui striking the final blow holding pocket nines against Chaz’s Q-7.
The heads-up phase then began with Len Bui on 3.4 million chips to Irving’s 1.8 million and before long the two aggressive players were all-in with Irving’s J-9 desperately needing to improve to his opponent’s pocket twos.
Unfortunately for Irving he missed the board but still collected an impressive £98,325 for his deep run in the tournament.
In the meantime, Leon Bui was crowned the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Grand Final Champion and was awarded an invitational entry to the Champion of Champions in Coventry next week, as well as collecting the £144,905 first place prize.