James “Flushy” Demspey Wins Grand Prix Poker Tour BrightonJuly 27, 2016 12:24 pm
James “Flushy” Demspey has won the Grand Prix Poker Tour Brighton Main Event, after besting a field of 2,100 players on his way to capturing the title, and collecting a first place prize of $40,000. The tournament was held at the Amex stadium, home of the Brighton and Hove Albion FC, and following his latest victory the UK pro now boasts $2,062,726 in live earnings, as well as a further $1,075,976 won online playing under the screen name “Flushy”.
The $109 buy-in tournament was held across multiple Day 1’s, with the 224 players making it through to Day 2 guaranteed at least $330 for their efforts. The final table was then reached after 4 hours of play, with Ken Priestnall (10.9m) the chip leader, and Dempsey third overall in chips on a 6.9m stack.
Dempsey (A-J) subsequently eliminated a short-stacked Jaraslaw Szwarc (A-10) in 9th, before being dealt A-A and doing likewise to Jamie Robinson (Q-J) in 8th. Dempsey (A-7) followed up by dispatching Paul Nugent (7-5) to the rail in 7th, and after Dempsey (8-5) flopped trip fives to best Seth Webber’s pocket eights, the final battle was set between James Dempsey and Tom Simm for the title.
As the heads-up battle commenced, Dempsey held a 24m to 17.6m chip advantage over his remaining foe, and eventually the deciding hand was played with Dempsey (10d-9d) and Simm (8d-7d) all-in on a Q-J-2 flop with two diamonds. With no diamonds falling on turn or river, Tom Simm then had to settle for a runner-up finish worth $24,000, while Dempsey added another live title to his already impressive poker resume.
Dempsey’s best live score ever came in 2011 after winning the $10,000 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic for $821,612. The UK pro has also recently returned from the WSOP in Las Vegas where he cashed a total of eight times for $44,194.
Final Table Results:
1: James Dempsey $40,000
2: Tom Simm $24,000
3: Seth Webber $16,000
4: James Alsop $12,260
5: Ken Priestnall $9,000
6: Peter Burgon $7,000
7: Paul Nugent $5,500
8: Jamie Robinson $4,000
9: Jaraslaw Szwarc $3,000