Rob Shiell wins Sky Poker Tour Grand Final

Rob Shiell wins Sky Poker Tour Grand Final

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

There are plenty of successful poker players who hail from Birmingham. Rob Shiell has a way to go to emulate the likes of Paul Jackson, Marc Goodwin, Stuart Rutter and Steve Jelinek but the 20-year-old from Sutton Coldfield showed his tournament mettle by winning the Sky Poker Tour Grand Final over the weekend.

The youngster, who qualified online for just £2.40, outlasted a field of 267 runners to take the title and with it a first prize of £14,500. That's quite some ROI and not bad for a maiden live tournament appearance.

He sealed the win by coming from behind against John Clark's AK holding 5-6 and hitting his open ended straight draw on the river.

The final table positions and payouts were as follows:

1 Rob Shiell £14,500
2 John Clark £9,389
3 Bob Drummond £8,000
4 Jason Bright £4,056
5 Andrew Maguire £3,042
6 Andrew Garland £2,282
7 Umar Khan £1,775
8 Bob Griffiths £1,268
9 Bruce Shannon £1,014

The Nottingham event brings the latest season of the Sky Poker Tour to a close but organisers are expected to make an announcement about the 2010/11 SPT in the near future.

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