Lithuania's Matas Cimbolas Wins Big At Dusk Till Dawn CasinoNovember 25, 2014 12:38 pm
Lithuanian 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