Dave Shallow and Richard Kellet got to take home GBP 68,000 each, after agreeing to a heads up chop at the UKIPT Nottingham.
The 2014 UKIPT Nottingham High Roller event was the star of British gambling news this week. The second day of the GBP 3,300 buy-in tournament started out with 35 players competing for the big prize. The best 13 players were rewarded with cash prizes.
At the beginning of the day, Ben Vinson was chip leader, but the player fell into 13th place and got GBP 6,050 in cash. The final table lost its first player after 2 hours and it was John Haigh who had to go.
The event took place on Wednesday night, in one of the most popular British poker rooms in the area – the Dusk Till Dawn club.
Last two split the prize
Dave Shallow and Richard Kellet were the last two players at the table and eventually decided to split the remaining pot. Shallow had a bigger chip stack, so he took the trophy.
“I felt he was the strongest player at the table and we both have respect for each other’s game,” Kellet told PokerStars.
Shallow added: “I’ve the utmost respect for my opponent, we’re still very deep and I’m pretty tired.”
With the GBP 300,000 guaranteed UKIPT Nottingham High Roller tournament over, poker fans still have a lot to look forward to, as the GBP 1 million guaranteed UKIPT Nottingham Main Event is in full swing.
Final results of the 2014 UKIPT Nottingham High Roller tour:
1. Dave Shallow- GBP68,000
2. Richard Kellett – GBP68,000
3. Eleanor Gudger – GBP36,950
4. Matt Davenport – GBP28,950
5. David La Ronde – GBP23,350
6. Patryk Slusarek – GBP18,200
7. Mohammed Sadiq – GBP14,400
8. Steve Warburton – GBP11,200
9. John Haigh – GBP8,500