Live tournament round-up: a win for Eames, an overlay for party, and more

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Four live tournament results to catch up on including a familiar face winning a first Grosvenor United Kingdom Poker Tour Main Event, an overlay in Kazakhstan for partypoker, and news from the World Series of Poker Circuit at King’s. 

John Eames has emerged from a shift in focus to capture his first Grosvenor United Kingdom Poker Tour (GUKPT) Main Event win. The Southport native earned £68,350 for winning in Leeds.

Eames has earned over $2.1m in live tournament earnings including numerous European Poker Tour (EPT) $2k Side Event victories, and a World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) gold ring courtesy of a victory in Planet Hollywood back in 2014, beating Matt Berkey, heads-up.

In recent times, Eames has focused on earning a living as a live cash game grinder, rarely appearing in tournaments, and it seems the combination is working out for him. Both his WSOPC win in Vegas and his GUKPT title have come since he has been focused on playing live cash games in the London area.

The GUKPT Main Event in Leeds attracted 239 entrants, meaning the team surpassed the £200k guarantee by £39,000.

Final Table Results

1. John Eames – £68,350
2. Harvey Norris – £44,700
3. John Mooney – £27,960
4. Catalin Dumitrascu – £18,170
5. Danny Toffel – £12,420Live Tournament Round-Up: a win for Eames, an overlay for party, and more
6. Rob Burky – £9,320
7. Aleem Kaanji – £7,410
8. Paul Dunne – £5,980
9. Tom Cropp – £5,020

There were also deep runs from William Kassouf (21st) and Joe Beevers (18th).

Kamil Isabekov Wins the partypoker EAPT Kazakhstan Main Event 

Moving from a contest that met its guarantee to one that didn’t and the partypoker sponsored Eurasian Poker Tour (EAPT) stop in Kazakhstan. The bullish online poker room guaranteed $500,000, and the 341 entrants saw them have to part with a six-figure overlay.

The winner of the event was the Russian player Kamil Isabekov, and he followed up his success with a runner-up spot in the 43-man field $2,200 High Roller.

Isabekov performs well in Kazakhstan. In 2015 he won the partypoker sponsored World Poker Tour (WPT) National defeating 106 entrants on his way to a £42,225 payout.

Final Table Results

1. Kamil Isabekov – $68,320
2. Azamat Rakaev – $56,320
3. Alimas Umarov – $61,000
4. Kaimakamis Vangelis – $55,000
5. Artur Gaynanov – $23,515
6. Azamat Galeev – $17,575
7. Timur Kudrashaov – $12,590
8. Zhandos Maratov – $9,975
9. Andrey Danilyuk – $7,840

Other well known Eastern European pros to go far in this one included Dmitry Gromov (13th), Dmitry Chop (14th), and Andrey Gulyy (26th).

Ioannis Konstas Wins WPT DeepStacks Netherlands Main Event 

The WPTDeepStacks Festival in Valkenburg has come to close. You may remember that Ourgame International Inc., united both of their subsidiaries, the WPT and Allied Esports (AES), for this event, with their mobile esports arena Big Betty parked outside the casino.

On the felt, it was Ioannis Konstas who won the €1,100 buy-in Main Event defeating the ever improving Tobias Peters in heads-up action. Konstas also finished fifth in the High Roller.

Konstas, who began heads-up with a 3:1 chip leader over Peters, finished fourth in the $888 No-Limit Hold’em (NLHE) Crazy Eights contest at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in the summer. Peters finished fourth in the $1,500 buy-in NLHE Bounty Event.

Final Table Results

1. Ioannas Konstas – €56,806
2. Tobias Peters – €39,895
3. Bart Lybaert – €25,639
4. Walter van Dalen – €18,975
5. Joris Ruijs – €14,244
6. Rens van der Venne – €11,395
7. Jonas Wohlgemuth – €9,463
8. Zhong Chen – €7,580
9. Bernard Elfvering – €5,673

Fahredin Mustafov Wins the WSOPC Kings Festival High Roller 

Finally, Fahredin Mustafov won the €5,300 High Roller at the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) Festival at the King’s Casino. The event attracted 40 entrants including Felipe Ramos and Pierre Neuville.

The Bulgarian beat the PokerStars Team Pro, Ramos, in heads-up action. It’s the second gold ring event at King’s that Ramos has ended up as the Bridesmaid after finishing second to Ben Bensimhon in the Monster Stack Event.

Final Table Results

1. Fahredin Mustafov – €70,300
2. Felipe Ramos – €48,450
3. Robert Schulz – €30,875
4. Fabrice Halieux – €22,325
5. Pierre Neuville – €18,050


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