Chris Yong Wins UKIPT Series

Chris Yong Wins UKIPT Series

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

The PokerStars UKIPT Series made a welcome return to the Hippodrome Casino in London over the weekend and after two-days of hard-fought action it was Chris Yong who was the last man standing.

A total of 160 players created a prize pool of just shy of £39,000 with Yong taking the biggest chuck of it after topping an internationally flavoured final table that featured players from five different countries.

The Malaysian dominated Sunday's finale, his hyper aggressive style responsible for a string of eliminations.

After Richard Paul departed in third, Yong and Joseph Pateman agreed a chop, leaving £1,800 and the trophy on top. With a two-to-one chip advantage, Yong was always favourite to go on and seal the deal.

He duly did so when his pocket kings prevailed against Pateman's pocket tens.

The Hippodrome is a happy hunting ground for Yong who finished fifth at UKIPT London earlier this year.

1st Chris Yong, Malaysia £10,986
2nd Joseph Pateman, United Kingdom £7,819
3rd Richard Paul, United Kingdom £4,305
4th Mark Hitchens, United Kingdom £3,105
5th Jesus Castro, Spain £2,320
6th Richard Heron,, Ireland £1,745
7th Gabriel Gusetoiu, Romania £1,260
8th Richard Brabin, United Kingdom £1,025

Image courtesy of Mickey May / PokerStars Blog.

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