Tim Chung defeats an impressive final table to take the largest slice of the prize pool at the Genting Poker Series (GPS) Main Event in Newcastle.
Tim Chung has defeated a field of 297 players en route to the biggest win of his career at GPS Newcastle.
It was the second time that Chung had made the final table of a GPS Main Event, after finishing eighth back in 2012 at the Fox Poker Club in London, and it’s only the second time in his career that he has closed an event out, since winning a Dusk Till Dawn (DTD) Deepstack event back in 2012.
Talking about DTD and the owner of that prestigious club also had a fantastic run in this event. Rob Yong, one of the most influential men working the UK poker scene, finished a mightily impressive fourth place, and it ranks as his first live tournament cash since finishing runner-up to Ashraf Wahid in a DTD sponsored Caribbean Poker Party held on the island of St Kitts way back in 2012.
Yong wasn’t the only familiar face to make the final table. The legendary Willie Tann finished third for a £15,310 payday. Tann has over $1.7m in live tournament earnings that span a quarter of a century of action on the dirty green baize, and that includes a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet won back in 2005.
Also making the final table was Keith ‘The Camel’ Hawkins. Another UK legend with over a million in live tournament earnings, Hawkins would have to settle for fifth in this one.
The heads-up action came down between Chung and the impressive Brett Angell, who in 2011 came runner-up to Gareth Walker in the UKIPT Main Event in DTD.
Angell would eliminate Tann in third place, but would still start the heads-up phase with a chip deficit of 2,535,000 v 4,970,000, and Chung wasn’t about to let it go lightly.
The final hand came when Angell moved all-in on a board of [Ax] [Kx] [6x], holding [Kx] [3x], and Chung had him dominated with [Kx] [Qx].
Chung’s live tournament earnings now move closer to the $200,000 mark after that win.
Final Table Standings
1st. Tim Chung – £32,815
2nd. Brett Angell – £22,750
3rd. Willie Tann – £15,310
4th. Rob Yong – £9,185
5th. Keith Hawkins – £7,000
6th. Colin Turnbull – £5,500
7th. Tom Brady – £4,190
8th. George Harle – £3,310
9th. John Stirling – £2,630