Wednesday, 4 May 2011
The monthly Palm Beach Big Game is turning into one of the highlights of the London live poker scene with a who's who of UK tournament talent buying into the latest event this week.
Over 90 players including the likes of James Akenhead, John Duthie, Victor Ilyukin, Priyan de Mel, Jeff Kimber, Tom Macdonald, Karl Mahrenholz, Michael Greco, Jon Kalmar took their seat on Monday but none could match Praz Bansi.The Hit Squadee outlasted a final table that included former Big Game winner James Mitchell and our own Paul Jackson to pocket a first prize of £32,900 as well as Las Vegas package worth $5,000. World Heads Up champion Nik Persaud also bagged a $5,000 Vegas package after knocking out bounty Gary Oakes.The final table positions and payouts were as follows: 1st Praz Bansi £32,900 2nd Dipsy Maker £18,800 3rd Faud Serhan £13,160 4th Tom Partridge £9,400 5th Sunil Mistri £6,580 6th Chris Kyriacou £4,700 7th Marinos Mina £3,760 8th Paul Jackson £2,820 9th James Mitchell £1,880 Keep up to date with all the news from the poker world by following us on Twitter and Facebook.
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