Praz Bansi wins GUKPT London Main Event

Praz Bansi wins GUKPT London Main Event

Monday, 21 March 2011

The Hit Squad have hit the bullseye once again with Praz Bansi taking the honours at the GUKPT London Main Event.

The Londoner, who won his first GUKPT title in Bolton in 2007, beat a final table that included Jeff Kimber and fellow Hit Squadee Karl Mahrenholz to take the £101,020 first prize. Bansi, who claimed his second WSOP bracelet last year, went into heads up play with Manig Loeser with a six to one chip lead but the German won a succession of pots to put himself right back in contention.

Bansi wasn't to be denied though, effectively taking the title after hitting a straight to beat Loeser's top pair. With just over one big blind left, the German was all in blind on the next hand and couldn't mount a chip and a chair style comeback.

The final table positions and payouts were as follows:

1st Praz Bansi £101,020
2nd Manig Loesser £67,070
3rd Gary Lindsay £44,100
4th Karl Mahrenholz £26,640
5th Jamie Roberts £19,840
6th Ken Wong £16,170
7th Chris Kyriacou £12,500
8th Jim Dunsford £10,110
9th Jeff Kimber £7,350

The next leg of the GUKPT will be at the G Casino in Walsall from 24 April 2011.

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