Martins Adeniya Claims UKIPT PLO Series
Monday, 26 May 2014
Martins Adeniya has become the first UKIPT Omaha Series champion after triumphing at the Hippodrome Casino in London over the weekend.
The Full Tilt Ambassador got the perfect pre-WSOP boost after working his way through a field of 72-runners at the PokerStars-sponsored venue.
It looked long odds on an Adeniya victory at the start of Day 2 though as the Londoner returned 29th out of 29 with a miniscule stack.
“I was going to come back [for Day 2] with less than half my starting stack,” said Adeniya, “So I watched the Champions League final and played online until 7am. I wasn’t planning on making the final – I just turned up to see what happened. But I wasn’t going to punt it off; I can play short-stacked Omaha.”
He sure can, and pocketed £4800 for his efforts in what turned out to be his first live cash in an Omaha event.
1st. Martins Adeniya, United Kingdom (Full Tilt Poker Ambassador) £4,800
2nd. Samuel Welbourne, United Kingdom £ 3,415
3rd. Patrick Hudson, United Kingdom, £ 2,235
4th. Deborah Rogers, United Kingdom, £ 1,720
5th. Clifford Jacobs, United Kingdom, £ 1,360
6th. Richard Wild, United Kingdom £ 1,065
7th. Stephen Pearce, United Kingdom, £ 840
8th. Grant Mason, United Kingdom, £ 655
9th. Toran Nicholls, United Kingdom, £ 500
10th. Axel Briend, France, £ 435
11th. Adam Owen, United Kingdom (PokerStars Player) £435
The UKIPT Omaha Series returns to the Hippodrome from 8th to 10th August. In the meantime, it's sun cream at the ready as the UKIPT heads to the Costa del Sol for the PokerStars Marbella Festival from 11th to 15th June.
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