Serge Van Landegham Takes GUKPT Champion of Champions

Serge Van Landegham Takes GUKPT Champion of Champions

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 — £22,630
2: Simon Deadman — £16,060
3: Les Fenton — £10,220
4: Fadil Isufi — £6,200
5: Vincent Calenti — £5,110
6: Philippe Dhondt — £3,650
7: Thomas Guntrip — £2,920
8: Laura Powell — £2,190
9: Maurice Nicholson — £2,010
10: 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.

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