Rawson slays Grosvenor Goliath

Rawson slays Grosvenor Goliath

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Professional player Lee Rawson defeated a record-breaking field of 1,765 runners to take home the inaugural Grosvenor Goliath event at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry over the weekend.

The Goliath, which was organised by D4 Events alongside Grosvenor, was the biggest land based tournament ever held in Europe and created a massive prize pool of £176,500, easily exceeding the £100,000 guarantee.

A total of 261 players made the money with the 12 players who made it through to Day 3 all taking home at least £1,975. Rawson went into the final table as one of the medium stacks but quickly worked his way to the top of the leader board, eventually seeing off local amateur player Mark Broomhall heads up. Rawson sealed the win when Broomhall made an untimely move on a 7-2-2 board, picking off the bluff with a pair of jacks.

And on what will Rawson be spending his first prize money? Given that his car conked out at the end of Day 1 a new motor is a distinct possibility.

The final table positions and payouts were as follows:

1st Lee Rawson £32,705
2nd Mark Broomhall £21,120
3rd Robert Panayi £13,240
4th Simon Deadman £10,590
5th Helen Godfrey £8,120
6th Clive Smith £5,825
7th Andy Nguyen £4,235
8th Anthony Lissner £3,300
9th Mitchell Scarlett £2,540
10th Benjamin Jackson £1,975

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Tags: GUKPT Goliath, Lee Rawson, Mark Broomhall