Michael Richardson Wins Genting Poker Series Nottingham

Michael Richardson Wins Genting Poker Series Nottingham Michael Richardson was won the Nottingham Genting Poker Series (GPS), after defeating a field of 935 players over three days on his way to capturing the title, and collecting a first place prize worth £39,000 ($64,269). Ironically, however, Tim Slater (£42,500), and runner-up Simon Deadman (£70,000) both took home more than Richardson, having first agreed a three-way deal prior to the final showdown.
The £440 buy-in tournament was held at the Dusk Till Dawn casino in Nottingham, and attracted a record-sized field to create a prize pool worth £374,000 ($615,759). Eventually, the huge field was whittled down to just nine players and when the final table got underway, Simon Deadman was in pole position on a 3.92m stack, with Tim Slater in 4th place (2.452m), and Michael Richardson in 5th (2.25m).
Simon Deadman (A-A) then proceeded to eliminate JP Kelly (A-K) in 9th (£5,500), before picking up pocket kings and doing likewise to Grant Mercado (A-K) in 7th for £8,500.
Michael Richardson (A-K) then briefly joined the fray by dispatching Asif Rajah (K-Q) to the rail in 6th (£10,500), before Simon Deadman  continued his dominance over the final table by knocking out Niels Ladefoged in 5th (£12,500), Stuart Guilian in 4th (£16,500), and Tim Slater in 3rd (£42,500), to go heads-up against Michael Richardson for the title.
As the final battle commenced, Deadman held a more than two-to-one chip advantage over his opponent, but Richardson then managed to turn the game around before the defining hand was played with his pocket tens holding up against the A-8 of Deadman, to claim the GPS Nottingham title.
Following the GPS main event’s conclusion, Dusk Till Dawn owner Rob Yong, commented: “I am over the moon that the winner came from a live satellite in Newcastle Genting, one of the venues that I visited during my recent tour of Genting venues. In terms of the 935 total, that’s 7.5% under our target, but still okay for a five-week run up. What was great about this event was that people came from all corners of the UK, it’s good to have another record for a bumper field and I am looking forward to September when we must surely qualify more players with a longer run up.”
Final Table Payouts:
1 Michael Richardson £39,000*
2 Simon Deadman         £70,000*
3 Tim Slater         £42,500*
4 Stuart Guilian     £16,500
5 Niels Ladefoged    £12,500
6 Asif Rajah         £10,500
7 Grant Mercado         £8,500
8 Chris Vernon         £7,000
9 JP Kelly         £5,500

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