Jamie Lunt is the 2017 888Live London Festival High Roller Champion taking home £34,985.
Lunt came out on top after a marathon Day 2 that finished at 6 a.m. when be defeated Jonathan Bowers in a relatively short heads up after a deal was agreed. Bowers took home £36,115 but Lunt has the trophy and the title,
A total of 69 entries contributed to the guarantee smashing £136,626 prizepool.
Many of the biggest names on the U.K poker scene and beyond turned up for the festival’s High Roller including WSOP Main Event Champ Martin Jacobson, Team 888Poker Ambassador Chris Moorman, Niall Farrell, Ludovic Geilich, Tom Hall, Jack Salter and a brief appearance on Day 2 from another 888 Ambassador Dominik Nitsche.
The Day 2 players were being eliminated at a brisk pace but that slowed down a little as the final table approached and the money bubble loomed.
The Final table of nine looked like this…
|Final Table||1||Orpen Kisacikoglu||697,000|
|Final Table||2||Jamie Lunt||652,000|
|Final Table||3||Ludovic Geilich||1,165,000|
|Final Table||4||Oliver Price||890,000|
|Final Table||5||Aymon Hata||571,000|
|Final Table||6||Johnathan Bowers||630,000|
|Final Table||7||Fabio Spelling||801,000|
|Final Table||8||Iaron Lightbourne||1,529,000|
|Final Table||9||Giovanni Rizzo||365,000|
With 8 places paid it was Orpen Kisacikoglu who bubbled when his flopped set lost out to a turned flush of Iaron Lightbourne for all the chips on the river.
From then the payouts came as follows…
That concludes coverage of the High Roller but PokerNews will continue to bring you coverage of the 888Live London Poker Festival from Aspers Casino with Day 1b of the Main Event at 6 p.m. Friday 13th October.