Graham Peckover took down the fourth leg of the PokerPlayer UK Tour for a £2,985 payday after a heads-up battle with fellow local player Graham Hinchcliffe. The heads-up players did a deal for the money and played on for the added GUKPT main event seat, the title and the trophy.
Peckover went into heads-up with a chip lead, but Hinchcliffe managed to claw back the lead before a hugely decisive hand came. The two players got it all-in with Hinchliffe’s Kings against Peckover’s A♠-8♦. Hinchliffe hit a set of Kings when the flop was 10♠-K♠-2♣ but the board ran out J♠, 3♠ to give Peckover the flush. In the final hand, Peckover had A♥-4♥ vs Hinchliffe’s 2♥-10♠ and the board came out 3♥-7♣-8♠-6♣-8♣. Peckover praised the other players on the final table, following his win, and admitted he needed a little luck to finish off Hinchcliffe.
‘There were some very good players at the final table,’ Peckover said. ‘I think I can play the game. I did get that element of luck with the A-8 vs Kings hand, but the best player in the world needs some luck.’ The PokerPlayer UK Tour, in association with Grosvenor Casinos is the best low-stakes tour in the UK with added GUKPT seats and a full GUKPT structure. This was the fourth leg of the tour, with previous stops hitting Newcastle, Brighton and Coventry.
The Grand Final of the tour takes place on November 17/18 at the Grosvenor Victoria in London. The £165 main event will have an added GUKPT main event seat and you can qualify online at Grosvenor Poker.
Prize pool: £11,900 (plus added £1,070 GUKPT main event seat)
1. Graham Peckover – £2,985
2. Graham Hinchliffe – £2,985
3. Graham Pound – £1,610
4. Lincoln Fraser – £1,010
5. Susan Adams – £830
6. Helen Godfrey – £600
7. Sharon Cook – £480
8. Paul Elderton – £360
9. Gary Smith – £300
10. Adam King – £270