Kevin Allen Triumphs At DTD Monte CarloApril 23, 2013 12:47 pm
Kevin Allen has won the Dusk till Dawn Monte Carlo, after defeating a field of 504 players over three days on his way to claiming the title, and collecting the £120,000 first place prize.
The £1,100 buy-in tournament attracted a whole slew of pros to the Nottingham club all vying for a chance to take down the half a million pound guaranteed Monte Carlo. Amongst the notable names cashing in at the event was Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott in 25th (£,3250), Colburn “Rastafish” Colburn in 20th (£3,250), IveyPoker Pro John Eames in 19th (£,3250), Tom Rutter in 18th (£4,250), Mitchell Johnson in 15th (£5,500) and Ben Jackson in 13th (£6,750).
By the time the final table of nine was reached, James Atkin was the chip leader on a 4.5m stack, followed by Rick Trigg on 3.6m and Kevin Allen on 2.6m. Also competing at the final table was Jamie Rutherford, Ben Jenkins, Emyr Lewis, Tim Chung and Lee Williamson with just 430k in chips.
Kevin Allen (K-Q) then proceeded to eliminate Joseph Cahill (K-9) in 9th for £10,000, with his next elimination coming during four-handed play also holding K-Q, but this time against the pocket fives of Jamie Rutherford. A king on the flop and turn then sealed Rutherford’s fate, who subsequently collected £30,000 for his deep run.
After Richard Trigg (K-J) dispatched James Atkin (5-5) to the rail in 3rd (£45,000), the heads-up phase of the competition got underway with Allen holding a chip advantage over his final opponent. Eventually their exciting battle came to an end with Trigg (A-K) calling Kevin Allen’s (10-9) all-in on 10-9-A-4-6 board only to see the bad news.
The final table payouts were as follows:
1st Kevin Allen £120,000
2nd Richard Trigg £70,000
3rd James Atkin £45,000
4th Rutherford £30,000
5th Jenkins £23,750
6th Lee Williamson £18,000
7th Emyr Wyn Lewis £15,000
8th Timothy Chung £12,000
9th Joseph Cahill £10,000