Denmark's Pia Jeppesen Wins 2015 Genting Poker Series Stoke

Denmark's Pia Jeppesen Wins 2015 Genting Poker Series Stoke Backgammon and poker pro Pia Jeppesen has just won the 2015 Genting Poker Series Main Event Stoke, after besting a field of 283 players over three days on her way to lifting the trophy, as well as its £30,660 ($47,374) first place prize. Following the biggest score of her professional career, the Danish player now boosts her lifetime earnings to $142,401.
The £400 buy-in main event was held at the Genting Club Stoke and attracted a whole slew of professional pros to the venue. Amongst the notable pros subsequently seeing a return on their investments was 2015 WSOP bracelet winner Alex Lindop in 19th (£1,140), and Craig Dawson in 18th, as well as professional footballers Anthony Garnder in 17th.
Simon Deadman, who finished runner-up at the 2015 WSOP $5,000 NL Six Handed event for $391,446, then eliminated Endit Geci in 11th, and Richard Wong in 10th to usher in the final table, before doing likewise to Athir Ali in 8th (£2,160). However, Deadman’s luck finally ran out after getting it all-in holding A-K to Rob Boon’s As-Ks. The board then ran out 8s-7s-7-7-9s to send him to the rail in 5th place for £6,140.
Next, Pia Jeppesen (A-7) took care of Cengiz Karasu (A-4) in 4th (£7,950), and with Gary Payne (K-K) sending Rob Boon (J-J) to the rail in 3rd (£13,630), heads-up was set with Payne holding a 5.56m chip lead over Jeppesen on a 1.54m stack.
A few hands later, however, Pia Jeppesen with pocket queens doubled-up against her opponent’s A-4, and just after midnight Payne was reduced to less than 1 big blind when he called Jeppesen’s push on a 2-8-9-7 board.
“I only have bottom pair, but I think you’re at it,” commented Payne.
Unfortunately for him, Pia Jeppesen had pocket eights for a set, and the very next hand Gary Payne finished the runner-up for a £20,450 payday, while Jeppesen became only the second female player to win a Genting Poker Series Main Event.
Final Table Results:
1 Pia Jeppesen £30,660
2 Gary Payne £20,450
3 Rob Boon £13,630
4 Cengiz Karasu £7,950
5 Simon Deadman £6,140
6 Steve Andreou £4,990
7 Chris Johnson £3,870
8 Leo McClean £3,010
9 Athir Ali £2,160

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