Morteza Islam wins DTD Grand Prix

Morteza Islam wins DTD Grand Prix

Monday, 23 May 2011

Morteza Islam has been crowned the winner of the biggest attended tournament in UK poker history after taking down the Grand Prix event at Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham.

The Coventry man bested a field of 1,564 runners to turn his €50+€10 initial stake into a whopping €12,000. A chop was agreed while play was three handed and after Gary North was eliminated in third place for €10,000 it was left to Morteza and Anthony Fox to battle it out for the title.

The lead swung back and forth during heads up play but with the chip counts almost dead level the top two agreed another deal that would see them take home €12,000 apiece but play on for the title. It was all over a hand later with Morteza claiming the title.

A mention too to Kelvin Mullis who received a bonus of prize of £5,000 after making the final table having qualified for the Grand Prix via Mullis spent just €6 satelliting into the event making the £5,000 plus €1,370 for his eighth place finish an unbelievable ROI.

Not content with breaking the UK tournament attendance record Dusk Till Dawn is looking to complete obliterate it at the next Grand Prix. Organisers are set to announce another €50 buy-in event this August featuring ten opening days, re-entries and an amazing €250,000 guarantee. That's the equivalent of 5,000 entries! Details to follow shortly.

We can't wait.

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