Waheed Ashraf Comes Out On Top In PPC UK Main Event

There was more exciting poker action in the United Kingdom this past week, as there was a compelling competition in Nottingham in the form of the PPC UK Main Event. There was a very familiar face that reigned supreme at the PartyPoker event, as the extremely popular Waheed Ashraf saw off the competition to pick up yet enough win at DTD.

Very few players have picked up more victories at the venue during their career than Ashraf, as only Steve O’Dwyer, Anton Suarez, Alex Foxen and Maria Lampropulos have more regularly.  

Ashraf Tops Big Field

This week’s event was a £560 buy-in competition on the PartyPoker Players Champions UK Main Event. There were very more popular winners throughout the series too, as fans were quick to try and jump in to a celebratory picture with the eventual winner after he picked up his trophy. There was a competitive final table of action at the Dusk Till Dawn, with Ashraf coming up against Mitchell Johnson in the heads-up challenge. Both players are regularly seen playing at the venue, but this time, the victory went the way of Ashraf.

The popular players eventually cut a deal in the final stages of the heads-up, which ensures that Ashraf won returns of £66,271 in prize money. Meanwhile, Johnson, who may have been disappointed not to have won the event, would have still been happy with the returns he picked up, as he won £60,979 in the huge event. The battle between the pair made for compelling entertainment earlier in the week.

Ashraf has now won more than $1.2 million in live earnings during his career, with his best cash out being the $150,927 that he won previously. The star now sits 131st on the all-time money list for players from England.

Final Leaderboard

It has been an exciting couple of months for Ashraf, as he has finished in at least the top three in each of the six events that he has played. During that time, he has picked up two victories, with one coming in the UKPT Blackpool seventh leg, and the other coming at the Irish Poker Open in the middle of April as he won the ninth event that took place.

Outside of the top two players, there were some considerable prize winners at the event this past week. Ronald Musson finished just outside of the top two places, as he finished third. However, he still collected returns of £37,500 in prize money. Mike Allen and Bhavin Khatri were the next two players on the leaderboard in the PPC UK Main Event, as they won £26,500 and £18,750 in prize money, respectively.

The final four players that were competing on the final table in the poker event were Justin Tsui, Mazalahewsa Bako, Ben Dobson and an anonymous player.