Wednesday, 16 January 2013
The current season of the GUKPT drew to a close this week with Serge Van Landegham taking down the Champion of Champions event in Luton.
The Belgian outran a 94-runner field that included notables James Akenhead, Jeff Kimber and GUKPT Goliath winner Les Fenton before beating recent WPT National Dublin winner Simon Deadman heads up. Van Landegham overturned a two to one chip deficit before sealing the title after flopping trips with 9-8 to beat Deadman's AJ.Van Landegham qualified for the event after winning a €100 side event at the GUKPT's stop in Blankenberge, Belgium. His only other live score to date was for £160 after a 197th place finish at the GUKPT Goliath in Coventry.The final table positions and payouts were as follows:1: Serge Van Landegham — £22,6302: Simon Deadman — £16,0603: Les Fenton — £10,2204: Fadil Isufi — £6,2005: Vincent Calenti — £5,1106: Philippe Dhondt — £3,6507: Thomas Guntrip — £2,9208: Laura Powell — £2,1909: Maurice Nicholson — £2,01010: Steven Warburton — £2,010 The £1,750,000 2013 GUKPT season gets under way at The Vic in London from 24 February. The full schedule is available here.Keep up to date with all the news from the poker world by following us on Twitter and Facebook.
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