That's the way to Thew it – Julian wins GUKPT Coventry

That's the way to Thew it – Julian wins GUKPT Coventry

Monday, 17 October 2011

Coventry may not be the most obvious place for a birthday celebration but Julian Thew will certainly raise a toast to the midland city after winning the latest leg of the GUKPT at the G Casino at the Ricoh Arena.

The 44-year-old pocketed £42,740 and a seat in the GUKPT Champion of Champions event after beating a final table that included defending champion Stuart Rutter. Thew, a member of Team Sky Poker needed just one hand of heads up play to seal the crown, winning a race with pocket tens against Rick Trigg's Ace King.

The final table positions and payouts were as follows:

1st Julian Thew £42,740
2nd Rick Trigg £30,090
3rd Carl Spicer £18,850
4th Lee Taylor £11,600
5th Stuart Rutter £9,060
6th Tony Fellone £6,890
7th Adriano Liuzzi £5,440
8th Brian Sheppard £3,990
9th Sam Grafton £2,900

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Tags: Julian Thew, GUKPT Coventry, Stuart Rutter