GUKPT Brighton 2010 Won By Paul “Badpap” FoltynOctober 11, 2010 6:18 am
Paul “Badpap” Foltyn has won the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) Brighton Main Event, after defeating a field of 160 players over three days to take down the prestigious tournament, as well as the £46,400 ($73,968) first place prize.
The poker pro from Doncaster, UK is a high stakes tournament and MTT specialist with impressive results both in the live and the online arena. Aside from his $2,488,887 in online winnings Foltyn has now taken his live career wins to $679,767.
However, every poker player goes through their ups and downs and Paul Foltyn is no exception. In fact, in his blog last month he wrote:
“So frustrated with poker at the moment and even the smallest things going wrong seem to send me off in a rage at the computer screen.”
“I think Ive been in this position only once before where every time I lose a big all in I’m raging at the computer and feel like the world is about to end. This mentality is no way gonna be good for some1 grinding online mtt’s for a living so its pretty clear I need a few days off.”
“It feels as though id actually have more chance of shagging Jessica Alba than actually winning a poker tournament.”
After all the frustrations he has had to endure recently, taking down the GUKPT Brighton 2010 will surely go along way to reaffirming his talents, as well as boosting his bankroll.
By the time the £1,070 buy-in tournament was whittled down to just 10 players, Foltyn found himself up against a final table which included Jose Azoriin, Paul Romain, Mark James, John Eames, Damian Evans, Jenyue Chaing, Manuel Palanca, Michalis Michael, and Lee Taylor.
Eventually Foltyn took a 4-1 chip lead into his heads-up battle against Jose Azoriin and dispatched his last opponent after Azoriin’s pre-flop shove with Q-T was called by his Q-J.
With his latest win Foltyn now boasts two GUKPT event titles, the first coming in November 2008 when he triumphed at the GUKPT Grand Final and took home the $331,646 first place prize.