The first leg of UK’s favourite low-stakes poker tour ends with victory for Anthony Pringle.
Congratulations to Anthony Pringle, the winner of the opening leg of Britain’s favourite low-stakes poker tour!
Taking place over the weekend at the Grosvenor Casino in Newcastle, the first leg of this year’s £110 buy-in PPUKT attracted a field of 56.
Following a tough first day, seven players returned on Sunday for the final table to battle it out for the coveted title, plus the £1,960 first prize. Start the day Pringle was just off the chip lead, but he soon made his own after his two pair scooped a huge pot from Ryan O’Mahoney who eventually crashed out in sixth place. From that point on Pringle never looked back.
The final hand saw Pringle open with A-5 offsuit, only to be shoved on by heads-up opponent Garry Shepherd. When the cards were flipped over, Shepherd revealed an ambitious 10-4 offsuit and was way behind his opponent.
But it looked like Shepherd had been handed a lifeline when he took the early lead after making a pair on the flop, but it wouldn’t last the turn and river completed Pringle’s wheel straight sending Shepherd to the rail. Pringle raised his arms in celebration as he was crowned the first PPUKT champion of the new year.
Speaking about his victory Pringle commented: “it’s the biggest live win I’ve had, and for probably the same amount as when I won the New Year’s Day event on PKR.” He went on to say that he felt, “Out of this world”
Here’s how the final table finished up:
- Anthony Pringle – £1960.00
- Garry Shepherd – £1455.00
- Sean Robertson – £895.00
- Ian Bertram – £560.00
- Ross Hibbert – £340.00
- Ryan O’Mahony – £220.00
- Hazel Birchnall – £170.00