Monday, 19 March 2012
Dan Haglund has taken down the latest leg of the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour yesterday evening. The Swede outlasted a 153 runner field in Walsall to pocket a first prize of £45,100.
Haglund beat a final nine that included Simon Deadman (who made the GUKPT Walsall final table last year too), Dave Clark and Martin Holmes to set up a heads up finale with local Steve Holden. The Aston Villa fan held the chip lead for all but the final two hands of the day eventually succumbing when his pocket fours couldn't overturn Haglund's pocket nines.The final table positions and payouts were as follows:1st Daniel Haglund £45,1002nd Steve Holden £31,7503rd Martin Holmes £19,8904th Dave Clark £12,2405th Chris Gavriel £9,5606th Terry Owens £7,7207th Jonathan McCann £5,7408th Arulmaran Sivaguru £4,2109th Simon Deadman £3,060The GUKPT heads to Stockton next month. Qualify online at BlueSq with an initial bonus of up to $500. Sign up here.
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