£1,100 UKIPT Main Event
Day 4 Completed
£1,100 UKIPT Main Event
Day 4 Completed
The £1,100 UKIPT Main Event at the PokerStars European Poker Tour London in the Hilton Park Lane hotel has come to an end after just over three hours of final day play which saw Martin Jacobson conquer the 1,458 field and win the grand prize of £232,300 which was the lions share of the £1,399,680 prizepool.
Jacobson’s win is his third official EPT victory but by far his largest as his previous ones came in side events in London in 2013 and in Vienna in 2014 for smaller amounts as he noted afterward.
“That was a big win back then as I had kept getting 2nd and 3rd before then so actually winning a tournament was very nice” as he reflected on EPT memories of the past.
|2||Conor Beresford||United Kingdom||£145,120|
|7||Guy Leathley||United Kingdom||£36,290|
|8||Danny Pyke||United Kingdom||£27,930|
This win opens up a new era for Jacobson as this result comes in as the twelfth largest live score of Jacobson’s illustrious poker career, largest since 2017 and first six-figure win since 2018 to add to his more than $17 million in career earnings.
Jacobson’s run was a bit of a fairy tale one as he entered Day 3 as the shortest stack out of the remaining 28 players at that point. But that’s when pocket aces became the theme of the tournament for Jacobson as he used them to triple on one occasion to claw back from the super short stack depths and then he found them again in a wild hand from yesterday when he accidentally exposed his cards but they were not seen by his opponent. His winner photos ended up being taken with aces as well as they were the hand that granted him the ultimate victory.
Jacobson was joined by his wife and in-laws in his winner pictures who watched him.
“That always feels nice to win in front of them. Home field” he added.
The day began a bit slowly but kicked into gear when Olivier Arnault became the first victim of the day when he jammed his pocket jacks from the small blind into the aces of start of day massive chip leader Conor Beresford. There was a jack on the flop but also an ace to tease Arnault just enough before sending him out the door.
Vincenzo Schiavottiello was the next to go only ten minutes later when he lost a flip to Jacobson.
The field continued to shrink at a steady pace as Jon Kyte was taken out by Beresford about a half an hour later to set up three-handed play which would not last very long as the short stack Martin Caride was eliminated after laddering up a few spots for a nice third place cash.
That set up heads-up play, which ended up being longer than all of the previous action of the day with both players being quite deep-stacked. Beresford entered with a 2:1 chip lead and was looking to finish a dominating final table performance but it was not to be as Jacobson ended up taking control fairly quickly by gathering several substantial pots in a row. Good fortune seemed to smile upon Jacobson all throughout heads up as he had the better of Beresford in nearly every pot.
The final hand ended up being the real sting in the rail as Jacobson turned a set of aces to crush the flopped two pair of Beresford to give him the title.
That wraps up the PokerNews coverage for this UKIPT Main Event. Stay tuned for all othr events in EPT London.
Martin Jacobson completes his comeback from Day 3 short stack to capture the £1,100 UKIPT Main Event.
A full recap of the final day will be posted shortly.
From the button, Martin Jacobson raised and Conor Beresford defended the big blind.
The flop came . Jacobson bet 400,000, Beresford raised to 1,400,000 and Jacobson called.
The turn was the . Jacobson bet 1,300,000. Beresford thought for some time before going all in and Jacobson snap-called.
Beresford tabled the for two pair but Jacobson had that beat with the turned set. The river was the and just like that Jacobson was the champion.
Conor Beresford called from the button, and Martin Jacobson checked his option to the flop.
Jacobson led out for 300,000 and was quickly called by Beresford, and both players checked after the turn. Jacobson led out again after the river for 3,000,000 chips, and Beresford counted his remaining chips before mucking his hand.
After several small pots, a larger one developed as Conor Beresford raised to 625,000 from the small blind. Martin Jacobson three-bet to 2,450,000 and Beresford called it.
The flop came . Jacobson bet 1,200,000 and Beresford called. The turn was the . Jacobson slowed down and checked, Beresford bet 1,700,000 and Jacobson called.
The came on the river to fill in the spade flush draw. Jacobson checked and Beresford checked behind.
Jacobson tabled the for a turned set to which Beresford shook his head as he saw more of his chips go away.
Conor Beresford limped on the button, and Martin Jacobson checked his option to the flop.
Both players checked to the turn, and again to the river. Beresford checked to Jacobson, who fired a bet of 1,000,000.
Beresford made the call and showed some frustration while mucking his cards after Jacobson revealed for the jack-high straight.
Conor Beresford raised to 500,000 from the small blind, Martin Jacobson three-bet to 1,700,000 from the big blind and Beresford called.
The flop came . Jacobson bet 800,000 and Beresford called. The turn was the . Jacobson fired 3,200,000 which got Beresford to fold quickly.
The next hand, Jacobson raised to 500,000 from the small blind, Beresford three-bet to 2,000,000 and Jacobson called.
The flop came . Beresford bet 1,400,000. Jacobson put together a raise to 3,700,000 and Beresford called. The came on the turn. Jacobson continued the aggression as he put out 4,200,000 which Beresford called.
The river came the . Action went check-check. Beresford tabled the but that was no good as Jacobson had the for a pair of sevens and collected the pot to take a commanding lead.