Elliott Panyi wins GPS Main Event

Elliott Panyi wins GPS Main Event

Monday, 10 December 2012

The 2012 Genting Poker Series signed off over the weekend with its end of year Grand Final. As you'd expect from a tournament series that has continually exceeded expectations, the action at the Fox Poker Club was top notch with a big field and a guarantee busting prize pool.

After three days of action with was Elliott Panyi who had the most to celebrate. The youngster outlasted a field of 176 runners in the £1,500 buy-in event to walk away with a first prize of £66,900.

Panyi eliminated recent Big Game winner Stefan Wittmoss in sixth and the Hit Squad's Chaz Chattha in fifth in quick succession to take control of the final table. Sam Patel was next to go, followed by Birmingham cash grinder Claudio Cambianica whose 55s ran into Panyi's 99.

Panyi went into heads up play with Ramey Shaio with a 5:2 chip lead and the WSOP $1.5k 6-max finalist couldn't overturn it. Shaio got it in with A6 against Panyi's KQ but a queen on the flop gave Panyi the title and his biggest live score to date, easily exceeding the £11,700 he pocketed for winning last year's GSOP event in London.

1 £66,900 Elliott Panyi
2 £52,500 Ramey Shaio
3 £28,400 Claudio Cambianica
4 £23,100 Sam Patel
5 £18,500 Chaz Chattha
6 £14,500 Stefan Witmoss
7 £10,600 Dan Hardy
8 £7,900 Tim Chung
9 £5,900 Gabriel Forde

The Genting Poker Series returns in the new year with Star City, Birmingham the venue for the opening leg from 6th to 10th February 2012. Qualify online with a first deposit bonus of up to $2,000 at GentingPoker.com.

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Tags: Genting Poker Series, Elliott Panyi, Ramey Shaio, Claudio Cambianica, Chaz Chattha