£210k first prize for Yeung as 1,003 players turn up to beat the guarantee at Dusk Till Dawn
UK player Edmund Yeung walked away from Dusk Till Dawn late last night with the biggest win of his short poker career. He battled his way through one of the toughest domestic fields as 1,003 players turned out for the Sky UK Poker Championship, breaking the ambitious £1m guarantee they just fell short of last year.
As expected, the final table was tough. Yeung – who had only recorded three prior live cashes – had to overcome Brett Angell, a previous UKIPT winner, and Leo McClean who has enjoyed a string of significant cashes since his breakthrough 3rd place finish at EPT London in 2013.
Angell was first out, after more than two hours of final table action, when he took on the small blind’s shove with K-J. The call was good – Lawrence Bayley had Q-2 – but a Two on the flop was no reward and £15k just a fraction of the money up top.
McClean matched his EPT finish here too, going out in third with Q♠-J♠ against Yeung’s A-7. Yeung went on to beat the only US player to cash heads-up and it was a brief battle. Yeung picked up A-K, got all his chips in the middle against Jack Hoffman’s pocket Fours and hit trips on the flop. Hoffman couldn’t catch up and Yeung claimed the £210k first prize.
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