Sam’s Success in London

Sam’s Success in London

Monday, 3 December 2012

Sam Grafton has won the final leg of the 2012 GUKPT season, outlasting a highly competitive field of 137 runners who had gathered at The Vic over the weekend for the tour's Grand Final Main Event.

With a prizepool of £342,500 the action was electric right out of the gate as Jake Cody managed to triple up within the first orbit. Sat comfortably at the top of the chip counts it looked as though the young pro was on his way to avenging his second place finish to Fabian Quoss last year. However, despite his profitable start, it was Matt Moss who would end the first day as the overall chip leader.

Both those were to falter in the final stages though and as the tournament reached a final table it was Grafton, Jon Spinks and Chris Brammer that commanded the most attention.

In the end, though, it was Grafton who came away with a memorable one. A much loved player on the UK scene, Sam managed to bank his largest live payday to-date: £102,000, along with his first major title.

Last month's Bluff Europe interviewee beat Peter Charalambous to the title, sealing victory when his A4 came from behind to beat Charalambous' pocket 10s.

The final table positions and payouts were as follows:

1st Sam Grafton £102,700
2nd Peter Charalambous £72,800
3rd Victor Ilyukhin £45,400
4th Matt Moss £28,250
5th Jon Spinks £22,250
6th George Hassabis £17,100
7th Dave Maudlin £13,700
8th Sandeep Khosa £10,300
9th Chris Brammer £7,700

The GUKPT has announced details of its 2013 tour which will feature a huge prize pool of £1.75 million. Qualifiers will be up and running at Blue Square Poker.

Tags: GUKPT Grand Final, Sam Grafton, Peter Charalambous, Jon Spinks, Matt Moss, Chris Brammer