Teesside based Brett Angell defeats Fabrizio Fuchs, in heads-up action, to take the title and £115,083 in prize money at the United Kingdom & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) in London.
An Angell has won the United Kingdom & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) London leg, as Middlesborough based Brett Angell finished off the PokerStars qualifier, Fabrizio Fuchs, in heads-up action to take the £115,083 first prize.
It’s the largest single prize of Angell’s career, and makes up for the agony of defeat he has felt both in 2011, and just a few months ago, when he narrowly lost out to Gareth Walker in the Nottingham leg of UKIPT2, and Timothy Chung in the Genting Poker Series (GPS) Main Event in Newcastle. Angell’s live tournament earnings move up to $383,330.
1,089 players entered the £770 No-Limit Hold’em (NLHE) Main Event, creating a £739,431 prize pool, and both Fuchs and Angell agreed upon a heads-up deal before the AK of Angell clashed with the A9 of Fuchs to end the contest.
“I still work in IT and I’m going to carry on working in IT, “ Angell told PokerStars after his victory. “ I really enjoy playing, but poker’s too unpredictable.”
The final UKIPT leg of the season created an interesting final table. The Russian High Roller Vladimir Troyanovskiy hopping into the event just a few days after paying £60,000 to take his seat in the World Poker Tour (WPT) Alpha8 event across the road at the Palm Beach Casino. The former PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) High Roller runner-up finishing sixth in this one.
There were also seats for the former Grosvenor United Kingdom Poker Tour (GUKPT) Main Event runner-up Caicai Huang, and the WPT National Series Marbella runner-up, Rasmus Agerskov. Huang finishing in seventh, and Agerskov finishing in eighth.
Other notables who cashed in the event included the former UKIPT Champion Ludovic Geilich (21st), Keith Hawkins (23rd), Nic Szeremeta (24th), Chris Sly (38th), Anatoly Filatov (57th), Fatima Moreira De Melo (59th), David Peters (67th), Dominik Panka (96th), Matthias De Meulder (111th), Chris Brammer (117th), Martins Adeniya (118th) and Roberto Romanello (119th).
UKIPT London Results
1st. Brett Angell – £115,083*
2nd. Fabrizio Fuchs – £93,717*
3rd. Sandro Mescola – £56,500
4th. Mark James – £42,500
5th. Nickolas Davies – £32,500
6th. Vladimir Troyanovskiy – £23,800
7th. Caicai Huang – £17,800
8th. Rasmus Agerskov – £12,800