Paul Vas Nunes wins GUKPT Reading

Paul Vas Nunes wins GUKPT Reading

Monday, 4 August 2014

The GUKPT has crowned its latest winner with Paul Vas Nunes taking the honours at this weekend's £500 buy-in event in Reading.

The UK grinder is no stranger to tournament success both online and live and boasts a CV that already includes wins in the Sunday Million and the Unibet Open. He added a GUKPT title to that impressive resume after topping a field of 286 entrants in Berkshire.

Vas Nunes steered cleared of trouble through the early stages of the final table but momentum swung his way after winning a huge pot against Richard Turner. The man from Guildford rivered a flush to crush Turner's flopped set and rode that momentum throughout the remainder of the finale.

Former footballer was the next to go, his pocket 4s unable to outrun Vas Nunes' pocket 10s. The final four then agreed a chop, before playing on with £24,000 on top.

Haresh Thaker went next, his tens running into Vas Nunes' pocket jacks. Jacks proved influential once again as Vas Nunes made a six-bet shove with them against Daniel James who made the call. His AJ was in bad shape and failed to improve.

Vas Nunes sealed the deal against WSOP bracelet winner Willie Tann, getting it all in with K6 on an 8-2-10-K board. Tann tabled A-10, which failed to improve on the river, giving Vas Nunes the title and the £29,200 first prize.

The final table positions and payouts were as follows:

1st – £29,200 – Paul Vas Nunes****
2nd – £22,800 – Willie Tann****
3rd – £22,000 – Daniel James****
4th – £14,000 – Haresh Thaker****
5th – £6,850 – Jeff Hemmerman
6th – £5,050 – Richard Turner
7th – £4,050 – Rob Whatsize
8th – £3,200 – Steven Chennells
9th – £2,700 – Albert Sapiano

Attention now turns to Coventry and the massive GUKPT Goliath which starts on Sunday. One lucky player will turn a £100+£20 buy-in into a massive five-figure score. For full details of the event, visit GUKPT Goliath.

Tags: GUKPT Reading, Paul Vas Nunes, Willie Tann