Lithuania's Matas Cimbolas Wins Big At Dusk Till Dawn Casino

Lithuania's Matas Cimbolas Wins Big At Dusk Till Dawn CasinoLithuanian poker ace Matas Cimbolas has taken down the 2014 WPT UK Main Event, after overcoming a field of 354 players over five days on his way to capturing the title, and collecting the huge £200,000 ($313,327) first place prize. Following his impressive performance, the 21 year-old said:
“I feel amazing and I just cannot believe that I won it. It’s fantastic to have won that money and to be honest I’m still shocked. It was a very long and tough competition with some very good players and professionals that took part. In fact it was the hardest competition I have ever done. It was really tiring and very difficult.”
The £3,000 Partypoker WPT UK Main Event was held at the Dusk Till Dawn casino in Nottingham, and attracted enough players to create a prize pool worth £955,800 ($1,497,392). The field was also packed with some of the brightest talent in the game, and amongst the notable pros cashing in at the event was Chris Moorman in 42nd (£6,000), Jake Cody in 26th (£7,000), Charles Chattha in 24th (£8,000), Adrian Mateos Diaz in 11th (£14,400), and Sylvain Loosli in 10th (£14,400).
After the final table of six had been reached, Ben Warrington (6-6) trumped Patrick Leonard (Q-5) on a 5-6-10-5-9 board to send him to the rail in 6th (£39,500), and soon after Warrington (A-K) also won a race against a shortstacked Phillip Mighall (2-2) to eliminate him in 5th for £48,000. Continuing his assault at the final table, Warrington (A-7) took out Antoine Saout (A-6) in 4th (£67,000), before being dealt 9-9 and doing likewise to Tamer Kamel (A-K) in 3rd (£92,000) to usher in the final heads-up against Matas Cimbolas for the WPT title.
As the final battle commenced, Warrington held more than a 6 to 1 chip advantage over Cimbolas, but several double ups later and Cimbolas had taken over the chip lead with almost three-quarter of the chips in play, when Warrington decided to move all-in preflop with 9-7. Cimbolas made the call with K-J, and after the dealer put out a 5-3-2-3-A board, Ben Warrington had to settle for a runner-up finish worth £140,000, while Matas Cimbolas was crowned the champion.
Final Table Results:
1. Matas Cimbolas – £200,000
2. Ben Warrington – £140,000
3. Tamer Kamel – £92,000
4. Antoine Saout – £67,000
5. Phillip Mighall – £48,000
6. Patrick Leonard – £39,500

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