All of the attention may have been on the World Series of Poker over the past couple of months, but that doesn’t mean that enthralling action isn’t taking place anywhere else in the world. There was a huge event on the GUKPT circuit this week in Blackpool, and there was a very deserving winner in the form of Richard Horton.
It was an excellent win for the British player, as he picked up a win in the last but one event on the GUKPT series. It was yet another highly competitive event, which required Horton to be at his very best to walk away with the top prize.
Horton Reigns Supreme
The penultimate leg of the GUKPT was all about the win for Richard Horton, as he outlasted a field of 532 other players to take the top prize. The number of players involved meant that there was a prize fund of £586,300 in total for the players in action, and there was a thrilling battle for the top places on the leaderboard on the final table. Horton was the eventual winner after a thrilling final heads-up showdown against Paul Jackson. He picked up returns of £94,150 after the conclusion of the event. However, the prize pot for the winner could have been slightly bigger.
The final four decided to cut a deal, which meant that the winners were lower, but that is unlikely to be playing on Horton’s mind too much after claiming the win. Jackson still won £80,000 for finishing second, which was the same amount picked up by the player that was back in third, Ron Musson. Jamie O’Connor finished the competition in fourth, but took home the second highest returns of £87,000 for his stunning performance.
There was a considerable step down in the returns awarded to the other players on the leaderboard. Anthony Miles was fifth and won £24,130. Meanwhile, William Henderson and Gar Chu was the next players, who won £16,950 and £13,500 for their efforts. The final table in the highly enjoyable event in Blackpool was rounded off by Phil Clarke and Chris Johnson. Clarke won returns of £10,630, while Johnson was back in ninth on the table and picked up a purse of £9,190.
PokerStars Live in London
The action in the United Kingdom continues to come thick and fast over the coming months, as the PokerStars Live at the Hippodrome forms part of the London Mega Series. The first event of the London Mega Series is scheduled to get underway on November 15th, as the Hold’em Knockout kickstars the huge event.
However, it is the events on the 21st November that really grab the attention. The London Mega Series Main Event Final Day is the featured event on that day, while there is also Hold’em, Hold’em Knockout and a Women’s Event also scheduled to take place on the same date.