Matas Cimbolas' Heater Continues at the UKPC High Roller in Nottingham
Lithuanian poker pro Matas Cimbolas is putting together one remarkable success after another on the poker felt.
Three months ago, on Nov. 18, Cimbolas left the Dusk Till Down (DTD) poker room as the winner of the partypoker WPT UK Main Event and a $313,327 top prize, which still stands as his biggest cash in a live tournament to date.
Shortly after that, Cimbolas went across the English channel to join the last edition of the European Poker Tour (EPT) in Deauville, where he cashed for $ 66,338 thanks to an eighth-place finish in the EPT Main Event.
This week, Cimbolas headed back to the DTD poker room in Nottingham to play the 2015 Sky Poker UK Poker Championships, where he won the £ 3,300 buy-in High Roller event on Wednesday for £60,000.
Now sixth on Lithuania's all-time money list with total live earnings of $508,322 according to the HendonMob, Cimbolas immediately took to Twitter where he thanked his fans for the support he received during the two-day event.
To win the High Roller event, Cimbolas had to survive a field of 43 players, nine of which decided to make use of the event's re-entry format and fire two bullets.
As UK PokerNews reports, Cimbolas went into the second and final day of the £3,000 buy-in High Roller sixth out of 18 in chips and by the time the nine-handed final table was reached, Cimbolas was third in chips thanks in part to busting EPT founder John Duthie in 10th place when he hit a set of sevens on the river to beat Duthie's flopped two pair.
Although the final table included experienced players like Alex Goulder and last year's champion Jeremy Nock, Cimbolas managed to march to the title by busting, in order, Nock, Goulder, Enzo Gomez, and Andy Bacon in the final heads up.
Here's the official payout of the 2015 Sky Poker UKPC High Roller