Oh Canada! Brett Kennedy scoops £45k as the GUKPT returns to the Capital

Published On July 5, 2016 |

Oh Canada! Brett Kennedy scoops £45k as the GUKPT returns to the Capital

That’s a wrap for the 2nd stop in London on the GUKPT 10 year anniversary tour!

Grosvenor Casinos expected it to be a huge event and the London poker community certainly didn’t let us down with a staggering 419 entries in to the £500+50 buy-in Main Event, doubling the £200,000 Guarantee!

As we know the GUKPT draws in poker players from far and wide and Grosvenor Casinos were delighted to see Canadian Brett Kennedy leave The Poker Room triumphant with the coveted trophy in tow. The 25 year old Financial Analyst was on a mission to win enough money to clear his student loans and with a win of £45,470 we’re sure he accomplished just that with enough left over to celebrate in style.

Despite Brett clinching the title it was runner up Nguyen Khoa Le who left with the lion’s share of the prizepool, a cool £50,000 to be precise, after a deal was made between the remaining two players during heads up play. At the time Nguyen Khoa Le had a considerable chip lead but in true David and Goliath fashion Brett fought his way through his chip deficit in a 90 minute heads up battle that will go down in GUKPT history books.

Also featured on the final were Spaniard Jose Bazan (3rd) and film extra Justin Kyrikides (8th) who both wanted to win enough to get to the WSOP in Las Vegas. Property developer Nick Rishover (4th), Sacha Brookes (7th) and Stephen Bean (9th) all plan to spend their winnings on their families. Sheet music curator Chris Lamb, taught Poker by his parents at a young age will have done them proud (6th) and last but not least Ravi Sharda (5th) was looking for his second Grosvenor Casinos’ title after winning the 25/25 series in Reading last year.

A special mention must go to Jakub Sons from the Czech Republic. Jakub is in London for a week long holiday and just happened to stumble upon the GUKPT. Not only did Jakub make a run deep in to the GUKPT Main Event he also won the GUKPT Bounty and The Poker Room’s regular tournament last night. Grosvenor Casinos always welcome international players with open arms, it’s always great to see an eclectic mix of nationalities on our tables creating a diverse and unique experience for all our players.

The GUKPT will be back on the road in September as it heads to Edinburgh but before then we have the event that we’ve all been waiting for, the record breaking Goliath! Last year saw 4,210 entries to the £100+20 buy-in Main Event making it the biggest live poker tournament in Europe. Grosvenor Casinos are determined to break their own record and you could be a part of it.

GUKPT London Main Event

£500 NLHE F/O
1st – £45,470 – Brett Kennedy

2nd – £50,000 – Nguyen Khoa Le

3rd – £23,250 – Jose Bazan

4th – £14,670 – Nick Rishover

5th – £9,840 – Ravi Sharda

6th – £7,130 – Chris Lamb

7th – £5,440 – Sacha Brookes

8th – £4,610 – Justin Kyrikides

9th – £3,770 – Stephen Bean

10th – £3,350 – Mark Davey

11th – £2,940 – Iraj Amiri

12th – £2,720 – Jozsef Csapo

13th – £2,520 – Martin Bader

14th – £2,290 – Andreas Sanden

15th – £2,100 – Anon

16th – £2,100 – Neil McCulloch

17th – £1,890 – Brault Valentin

18th – £1,890 – Fahd Bannani-Smires

19th – £1,890 – Robertas Zebragski

20th – £1,680 – Mark Brockwell

21st – £1,680 – Mark Heath

22nd – £1,680 – Dan Barriocanal

23rd – £1,680 – Jan Naderzadeh

24th – £1,470 – Aeragan Arunan

25th – £1,470 – Stephen O’Keeffe

26th – £1,470 – Mykola Vysotskyi

27th – £1,470 – Scott Wood

28th – £1,470 – Steve Chennels

29th – £1,260 – Andrejus Sizincevas

30th – £1,260 – Thomas Drew

31st – £1,260 – Charlie Denton

32nd – £1,260 – Brian Peattie

33rd – £1,260 – Jonathan Hayward

34th – £1,260 – Barrie Gotch

Prizepool – £209,500

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