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One Penny Turned Into $192K: Andrew Jankowski Wins WPT National Nottingham Main Event

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  • Andrew Jankowski topped a field of 886 players to win WPT National Nottingham for $192,210.

Andrew Jankowski qualified for the $1 million guaranteed WPT National Nottingham Main Event via partypoker for a single cent, and went on to take down the $1,100 buy-in tournament at Dusk Till Dawn for a career-best score of $192,210.

Final Table Payouts

PlacePlayerPrize
1Andrew Jankowski$192,210
2Daniel Tang$130,263
3Steven Game$86,842
4George Plarkou$65,132
5Terry Jordon$50,658
6Matthew Davenport$39,803
7Miikka Toikka$31,842
8Dinarte DeSousa$24,605
9Vivek Gudhka$18,396

A total of 886 players bought into the tournament, and 98 of those made it into the money. Established players such as Antoine Saout (91st - $1,954), Ben Winsor (77th - $2,171), Liam Batey (71st - $2,171), Steve Watts (69th - $2,171), Chris Gordon (58th - $2,533), Mitchell Johnson (25th - $5,789), Sylvia Hewitt (12th - $13,388), and Dan O’Callaghan (10th - $13,388) were a selection of those returning home with prize money to show for their efforts.

The nine-handed final table was set on the evening of May 23, and soon became eight-handed with the exit of the short-stacked Vivek Gudhka.

Dinarte DeSousa was the next player to fall, pushing just shy of 11 big blinds into the middle with the {7-Spades}{7-Clubs} only to see Steven Game reraise all in with the {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}. Neither player improved by the river, but Game didn't need to, and it was game over for DeSousa.

Three eliminations in quick succession left the final table with four. Miikka Toikka, a former winner of the GUKPT Goliath, busted when his {K-}{10-} didn't improve against his opponent’s {A-}{9-}. Matthew Davenport's 14-big blind shove with the {A-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} fell foul to George Plarkou's {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}. And then, Terry Jordon lost a huge coin flip with the {J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds} versus the {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs} of Jankowski.

Soon after Jordon's demise, Plarkou committed his chips with the {K-Hearts}{Q-Clubs} on a {K-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{4-Hearts} board only for Game to hold the {K-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}. The river was the {5-Hearts}, leaving Plakou with a handful of chips, which he lost during the same orbit when his shove was called in two spots.

Game then found himself extremely short stacked. When Jankowski raised to 825,000 with the {K-Clubs}{7-Clubs}, Game called off his last 625,000 with the {A-Hearts}{8-Clubs}. Game stayed ahead on the {5-Spades}{q-Spades}{3-Clubs} flop, fell behind on the {K-Diamonds} turn, and was heading for the cashier’s desk with the arrival of the {10-Hearts} river.

Jankowski went into the heads-up battle with Dusk Till Dawn regular Daniel Tang holding a chip advantage of 21.5 million to 4.825 million, and although Tang did almost double his stack, the gap proved too far to bridge.

The final hand saw the pair go to an {8-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} flop. Jankowski moved all in, Tang eventually called, showing the {10-Hearts}{8-Clubs}, and he was way ahead of Jankowski's {A-Spades}{2-Spades}. It was an ill-timed move, but one that paid off because the turn was the {A-Diamonds}. This was followed by the {Q-Spades}, busting Tang in second place, and leaving Jankowski to be crowned the partypoker WPT National Nottingham champion.

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