Cillian Berragan Is Student King

Cillian Berragan Is Student King

Monday, 13 April 2015

Cillian Berragan is the king of the students after winning a massive Grosvenor UK Student Poker Championship in Coventry over the weekend.

A bumper field of 801 runners took a break from their studies over the weekend to head to the swanky G Casino at the Ricoh Arena and after three days of hard-fought action Berragan was the man with all the chips.

Berragan, from Hull University, managed to turn his £30 buy-in into a hugely impressive score of £6,190 plus a seat in a £550 GUKPT event after topping a final table that included Owen Davies, James Charnley and Will Jarman.

Heads up play with Exeter University's Peter Brankin was a swingy affair with the lead changing hands on multiple occasions. Berragan wouldn't be denied though, taking control when his As7d held against Brankin's Ah4s. It was all over moments later then Berragan flopped top pair with Kh9h to crush Brankin's Qd8d.

“It's been a bit of grind but it's definitely worth it in the end,” a delighted Berragan told the GUKPT's Phil Heald. “Heads up was ridiculous.”

GUKPT Student Championship Final Table Results

1st – £6,190 – Cillian Berragan – University of Hull
2nd – £4,280 – Peter Brankin – University of Exeter
3rd – £2,520 – Will Jarman – University of East Anglia
4th – £1,560 – James Charnley – University of Exeter
5th – £990 – Owen Davies – Leeds Beckett University
6th – £650 – Gerard Anderson – University of St Andrews
7th – £480 – Josh Davis – Bournemouth University
8th – £380 – Dan Welsford – University of Northampton
9th – £320 – Jack Le Frenais – Aberystwyth University

Next on the Grosvenor calendar is a trip north of the border for the GUKPT Edinburgh festival which runs from 19-26 April. Top of the bill is the £100,000 guaranteed Main Event which has a £500+£50 buy-in and two day ones starting on at 1pm on Thursday 23 and Friday 24. There's a packed side event schedule lined up too. Visit for full details. Qualify online with Grosvenor Poker.

Image courtesy of GUKPT Facebook page.

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