£1,100 Main Event
Day 3 Completed
£1,100 Main Event
Day 3 Completed
The PokerStars UKIPT London Main Event, running at the Hippodrome Casino, has reached its conclusion.
A total of 374 entries were made across three starting flights, which generated a prize pool of £359,040. Of those, 56 players made it through to Day 2 to lock up the £1,720 min-cash. Eight players returned to the final table for Day 3.
After less than five hours of play, Dylan Bradley of Newcastle emerged as the outright winner to earn £71,650 in prize money and the UKIPT trophy.
At 22 years old, Bradley was the youngest player on the UKIPT London final table, but he had plenty of experience playing online cash games before taking the step up to play the Main Event.
"It's great, it's nice to win. I just ran well on the final table, to be honest," said Bradley. "It hasn't really sunk in yet. It's nice to get the trophy and take a winner's photo. I might play more tournaments now!"
Bradley eliminated five of the seven bustouts on Day 3 to accumulate and maintain a huge chip lead as the final table progressed. He reached heads-up against fellow Geordie Stephen Cherry and, moments later, sealed his place as UKIPT London Main Event champion.
Stephen Cherry has only been playing tournament poker for a year. Even though he had to settle for second place, he was more than happy with the results. Cherry took home £44,700 for second place.
Bojidar Boiadjiev came third in the Main Event after laddering up several positions with his short stack. He walked away with £31,930.
|1||Dylan Bradley||United Kingdom||£71,650|
|2||Stephen Cherry||United Kingdom||£44,700|
|3||Bojidar Boiadjiev||United Kingdom||£31,930|
|4||Daniel Bedson||United Kingdom||£24,550|
|6||Eliot Granjon||United Kingdom||£14,510|
|8||Dohyun Kim||South Korea||£7,650|
Eight players returned for the start of Day 3. Dohyun Kim was the first to bust when he ran ace-queen into Bradley's suited ace-queen. Bradley rivered the flush to send Kim to the rail in eighth place.
This was the start of Bradley's rise to the top, and moments later, he doubled up with quads. Bradley then eliminated Oscar Kirby-Hogarty in seventh place before Eliot Granjon ran into Daniel Bedson's aces to bust in sixth place. Meanwhile, Bradley continued to chip up his stack.
Mantas Urbonas came into Day 3 at the bottom of the pile but had managed to double up his short stack and survive up until this point. His run was eventually over when he shoved short and was knocked out by Bedson in fifth place.
At this point, Boiadjiev doubled up his stack twice, and Cherry's aces held to give him a double-up through chip leader Bradley.
Bedson, who started as the Day 3 chip leader, was next to go. He made a three-bet shove and ran into Bradley's pocket tens. Bradley held, and Bedson was eliminated in fourth place.
After surviving a number of all-ins, Boiadjiev's time was up. He shoved pocket fours and was called by Bradley's pocket sixes. Bradley held, and Boiadjiev busted in third place. With that, the tournament went to heads-up between Cherry and Bradley.
Heads-up only lasted mere moments before Cherry got his top pair in against Bradley's pair and a straight draw on the flop. The turn completed Bradley's straight. Cherry came in second, and Bradley won the tournament, the trophy, and £71,650.
That concludes the PokerNews coverage of PokerStars UKIPT London Main Event.
After maintaining the chip lead for much of the final table, Dylan Bradley prevailed in a very short heads-up battle. Bradley won the UKIPT London Main Event for £71,650. Standby for the final table recap on PokerNews.
Just moments after the heads-up match began, action was on the flop on a board of 6♥7♠8♣. Stephen Cherry checked and Dylan Bradley bet 160,000. Cherry moved all in for 1,840,000. Bradley weighed up his decision.
"How are you supposed to win if you don't call?", said Cherry. "I've got six-four."
"I don't believe you somehow," said Bradley, before making the call. Players flipped over their cards.
Stephen Cherry: Q♥8♦
Dylan Bradley: 9♦7♣
Cherry had top pair and Bradley had a pair of sevens and straight draw. The turn came the 5♥ and the river the Q♣. The turn gave Bradley the straight to give him the pot.
Cherry was eliminated from the tournament in second place for £44,700.
Bojidar Boiadjiev shoved all in from the small blind for around 1,700,000. Dylan Bradley called in the big blind. Boiadjiev was at risk as players turned their cards.
Bojidar Boiadjiev: 4♦4♥
Dylan Bradley: 6♦6♠
The board ran out 7♦10♠K♣A♠Q♠. Boiadjiev had pocket fours and Bradley had pocket sixes to win the pot.
Boiadjiev was eliminated from the tournament in third place for £31,930. With that, the tournament went heads-up.
Dylan Bradley completed the small blind and Stephen Cherry checked his option.
The flop came 4♠J♦8♦. Bradley checked and Cherry bet 200,000, which Bradley called. The turn was the 5♦. Bradley checked again and Cherry bet 275,000. Bradley called again.
The river was the 7♠. Bradley checked and Cherry fired again, this time for 470,000. Bradley responded by pushing a stack of grey chips in for a check-raise of 2,000,000. Cherry folded and Bradley won the pot.
Stephen Cherry raised to 250,000 from the button and Bojidar Boiadjiev moved all in from the small blind for 950,000. Cherry made the call with the bigger stack and players turned their cards.
Bojidar Boiadjiev: A♦2♥
Stephen Cherry: K♦Q♥
The board ran out 9♦2♦5♦7♥9♠. Boiadjiev held with the nines on board and his ace high to doble up his stack.
Dylan Bradley raised from the button and Stephen Cherry called in the small blind. Daniel Bedson then shoved from the big blind for 1,375,000 and Bradley made the call. Bedson was at risk as players flipped their cards.
Daniel Bedson: Q♦8♦
Dylan Bradley: 10♥10♠
The board ran out 4♠2♣8♠9♣6♥. Bradley held with his pocket tens to win the pot.
Bedson was eliminated from the tournament in fourth place for £24,550.
Stephen Cherry was all in preflop against Dylan Bradley, who had him well covered as players flipped their cards.
Stephen Cherry: A♥A♦
Dylan Bradley: K♦J♦
The board ran out 7♣J♠8♦10♦2♥. Bradley picked up a pair on the flop and flush draw on the turn.
"Don't do it," said Cherry before the river came a blank. He won the pot and doubled up his stack.