The $5,300-entry Devilfish Cup has reached the business end of the tournament, and after three days of drama, it’s the British online and live pro Rick Trigg who has the chip lead.
There was plenty of drama in the earlier levels of the tournament, which raised $60,000 for Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ulliott’s daughter Lucy’s trust fund and the Macmillan Cancer Support
Joe ‘The Elegance’ Beevers was one player who was left ruing his luck after getting a huge hand in good, but still losing after the run-out.
One of the Devilfish’s many friends in poker, Padraig Parkinson, was on hand at Dusk Till Dawn to update fans on what’s been happening in the 2nd-biggest cardroom in Europe.
To the tournament itself, and with 209 entries, plenty of big names missed out on the money, including The Hendon Mob’s original members Barny Boatman and of course Joe Beevers, who were very much partners in those early days of the Mob and remain close to this day.
It would be British player Yiannis Liperis who limped into the money to take home $10,000. He was joined at the cash desk by partypoker President John Duthie, who was all-in with pocket fours, but at risk. Rick Trigg, who had called him, managed to spike an ace on the flop to give his ace-king the winning hand by the river. Duthie took home $12,500, as did Richard Kellett and Jack Salter as the final day loomed.
It’s Rick Trigg who leads the way going into the showdown for the title, from players such as Tom Hall and Dusk Till Dawn’s own Simon Trumper. Trumper made an announcement before play commenced, telling players that Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ulliott has been indicted into the Dusk Till Dawn Hall of Fame, which the Devilfish might well have loved… or hated.
With the eventual winner of the Devilfish Cup set to receive $275,000, the biggest slice of the $1 million prize-pool will be scrapped for at the popular cardroom in South Nottingham over the next 24 hours. We’ll bring you all the details as the winner is crowned right here on Calvin Ayre.