Harry Lodge has taken the top prize in the Sky Poker 6-Max UK Poker Championships, after defeating Richard Hawes in heads-up action at Dusk Till Dawn, Nottingham.Harry Lodge is the new Sky Poker 6-Max UK Poker Champion. The 21-year old economic student beat Richard Hawes in heads-up action to claim the £60,000 first prize at Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham.
The event organizers slapped a £250,000 guarantee on the event; brave considering the maelstrom of activity that is currently taking place at the European Poker Tour (EPT) in Barcelona. 475 players paid the £550 buy-in and the guarantee was breached by £7,000. According to PokerNews, similar guarantees were met in the other major events throughout this festival.
Victory was Lodge’s second high profile score since he earned £575 coming third in a Grosvenor United Kingdom Poker Tour (GUKPT) side event in 2013. In October of that year he travelled to the Isle of Man to take part in the United Kingdom & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) Main Event. He finished fifth for £27,600. That remained his best-ever performance until taking down this bad boy.
Lodge started the final day second in chips. The only man holding more was Richard Hawes. He recently finished sixth in the £550 Grosvenor United Kingdom Poker Tour (GUKPT) Main Event in Leeds for £4,850, and came into the event on a high. The pair would eventually duke it out in heads-up play to determine the winner, and Lodge would find a little bit of luck to take the title when his pocket fives hit a set on the turn to beat the pocket jacks of Hawes.
Final Table Results
1st. Harry Lodge – £60,000
2nd. Richard Hawes – £36,000
3rd. George Devine – £24,000
4th. Leon Campbell – £16,250
5th. Michael Lyons – £12,000
6th. Paul McTaggart – £9,000
Other notables that cashed included Leo McClean (15th), John Magill (25th) and Timothy Chung (42nd).
The next major live event held at Dusk Till Dawn will be partypoker Pokerfest Live: Aug 28 through Sep 6.