Fireman Davies takes down GUKPT Cardiff in a blaze of glory

Local player Julian Davies wins the GUKPT Cardiff Main Event and takes home £25k

After an action packed week of poker, the Cardiff GUKPT trophy will be staying in Wales, in the hands of worthy winner – Julian Davies.

Julian has been playing poker for ten years and in the post-win interview he was overwhelmed with his first major title. Julian needed every year of his experience as he found himself against a fiercely tough opponent as the Main Event came down to its final two players, UK young gun Owain Carey. Carey is a regular on the poker circuit who has racked up some impressive results in recent years both live and online and who would have loved to add his first GUKPT title to that list.

Players who also featured on the GUKPT Cardiff final table included bank worker Joseph Keegan, 23, who finished 3rd for £12,500 making it his best cash to date and dance teacher Joanne Ramsden from Plymouth who finished 4th after running her pocket 4s head on into Julian’s Aces.

Joanne is starting to make a name for herself on the UK Poker circuit after narrowly missing out on the final of the UKSPC earlier this year and also finished 3rd in the last GUKPT she played back in 2012 when she was seven months pregnant!

52 year Rais Khan has been playing for 15 years and GUKPT Cardiff was his GUKPT debut. Khan won his £550 GUKPT Seat in a live satellite at Grosvenor Casino Cardiff therefore turning a small investment into £5,800 after finishing 5th. 8th and 9th places were both filled with local Cardiff players, Greg Barratt and Kyle Hyman, winning £2,800 and £2,500 respectively.

Top 10 finishers in Cardiff:

1st – £25,000 – Julian Davies
2nd – £24,500 – Owain Carey
3rd – £12,500 – Joe Keegans
4th – £8,400 – Joanne Ramsden
5th – £5,800 – Rais Khan
6th – £4,200 – Bash Ahmed
7th – £3,300 – Dan Owston
8th – £2,800 – Greg Barratt
9th – £2,500 – Kyle Hyman
10th – £2,200 – Hui Jin

The next GUKPT event takes place in Reading June 21-28 – find all the details here.

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