Leigh Wiltshire Crowned Sky Poker Main Event Champion

Leigh Wiltshire Crowned Sky Poker Main Event ChampionLeigh Wiltshire has just won the 2014 Sky Poker UK 6-Max Poker Championships Main Event, after besting a field of 500 players over five days on his way to capturing the title, and collecting the £110,000 ($184,604) first place prize. Following his remarkable victory, the popular Welsh player who now boasts $203,774 in live tournament earnings, tweeted:
“In for a penny, in for a hundred and ten thousand pounds. Thanks @SkyPoker @rob_yong @Dusk_Till_Dawn_ #JustBonkers.”
The £1,000 buy-in Main Event was held at the Dusk Till Dawn club in Nottingham and attracted a good sized field to create a prize pool worth £450,000 ($755,198). By the time the final table of six had been reached, Abhishek Khaitan was the chip leader on a $11.78m stack, followed by Andy Young with 4.54m in chips, and Stephen Devlin with 4m chips. Also in contention was Leigh Wiltshire (2.08m), Paul Haycock (1.95m), and a short-stacked Neil Strike with just 675k in chips.
Almost two hours later, Paul Haycock (6s-5s) went all-in on an 8s-7-8-10s board, and after Stephen Devlin (J-9) called with a straight Haycock became the first player to be eliminated from the final table in 6th for £16,000. Twenty minutes later Khaitan (A-5) did likewise to Neil Strike (K-10) in 5th for £20,000.
It would then take a further three hours before the table lost its next player, this time after Wiltshire (9-8) set Andy Young (8-8) all-in on a 9-9-4-5 board. Young made the call and with a 10 falling on the river he, too, exited the arena in 4th for £27,500. Wiltshire (8-8) then followed up by dispatching Stephen Devlin (2-2) to the rail in 3rd (£40,000), thus setting up the final battle against Abhishek Khaitan for the title.
As heads-up got underway, Wiltshire held an 18m to 7m chip lead over Khaitan, but it would still take a further three hours before the defining hand was played with both Khaitan (10-10) and Wiltshire (K-Q) all-in on a K-6-Q-4-K board. Once the cards were flipped over, Khaitan saw the bad news and then had to settle for  a runner-up finish worth £70,000, while Leigh Wiltshire was crowned the champion.
Final Table Results:
1 Leigh Wiltshire  £110,000
2 Abhishek Khaitan £70,000
3 Stephen Devlin   £40,000
4 Andy Young       £27,500
5 Neil Strike       £20,000
6 Paul Haycock    £16,000

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