Fabian Quoss Wins GUKPT Grand Final

Fabian Quoss Wins GUKPT Grand FinalGerman pro Fabian Quoss has won the Grosvenor United Kingdom Poker Tour (GUKPT) Grand Final, after overcoming a field of 195 players over three days to lift the trophy, and collect the £138,750 ($195,433) first place prize.
As the final table of the £2,500 GUKPT event got underway in London yesterday, UK top pro Jake Cody (1,416,500) was the chip leader, but with a slim lead over nearest rival Fabian Quoss on a 1,416,000 stack.
Eventually just Cody, Quoss and a short-stacked Lalit Khajuria remained in the competition. Despite fighting back bravely, UK pro Khajuria came unstuck after being dealt A-K to Cody’s Q-9, with the board falling Q-Q-10-K-5.
Later, he then decided to make his stand with Q-J but ran into Quoss’ pocket queens and so he was eliminated in 3rd (£59,700) thus heralding in the heads-up phase of the competition.
Both Jake Cody and Fabian Quoss were fairly even in chips as the battle commenced, but 20 minutes was all it took to crown a champion.
Cody was dealt K-J and re-raised Quoss with A-Q, who then re-raised Cody forcing the UK pro into an all-in pre-flop race. The dealer then put out two aces on the flop propelling the German way ahead of Cody, who subsequently finished the runner-up for a £115,054 ($187,384) payday. Cody has now earned $3,095,946 since his first cash in 2009, and after his latest impressive run in London tweeted:
“Lost a flip, came second, can’t complain 🙂 congrats Fabian!”
Meanwhile, Fabian Quoss was crowned the GUKPT Grand Final Champion and has now notched up three titles in 18 months, taking his live tournament earnings to an impressive $1,330,229. His other victories include a 1st place finish at the £3,500 English Poker Open in 2010 for £220,650 ($340,409), and 1st place at the €1,600 German Championship of Poker (GCOP) this year for €90,493 ($130,380).

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