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Level 31
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 20,000
Main Event
Day 5 Completed

Iaron Lightbourne Wins the 2015 partypoker WPT UK Main Event for £200,000!

YorkshirePud • Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante
Iaron Lightbourne
Iaron Lightbourne

Iaron Lightbourne secured the largest payday of his career on Sunday when he won the 2015 partypoker World Poker Tour UK Main Event for £200,000. Lightbourne outlasted a field of 450 players, including his heads-up opponent, Craig McCorkell, to get his hands on the winner’s trophy.

The six-handed final table commenced at 2 p.m. local time on Sunday afternoon with each of the remaining players guaranteed at least £40,000. This was the amount that Chi Zhang won after he moved all in for 10 big blinds with the {Q-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} and Fraser Bellamy called from the small blind with the {8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}. No queen or ten appeared on the [3hc7dJd6c] board, and Zhang busted in sixth place.

Two hours later, Simon Betts busted at the hands of McCorkell.

Betts min-raised to 160,000 on the button and was called by Bellamy and McCorkell from the two blinds. An all-heart flop read {J-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{6-Hearts} and action was checked around by all three payers before Bellamy led for 275,000 after the {9-Clubs} hit the turn. Both McCorkell and Betts called. The river was the {2-Clubs}, Bellamy checked, McCorkell bet 760,000, and Betts called all in. After Bellamy folded, Betts showed the {Q-Clubs}{8-Clubs} for a straight and lost to McCorkell’s {K-Hearts}{4-Hearts} for a flush.

Andrew Seden was the next to fall. Seden raised to 220,000 and then pushed all in when Bellamy three-bet to 525,000. Bellamy called with the {Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} and those ladies beat the {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts} in Seden’s hand when the five community cards fell {10-Clubs}{8-Spades}{Q-Spades}{2-Clubs}{4-Hearts}.

Three-handed play lasted another hour and ended with the exit of Bellamy. Lightbourne raised on the button to 250,000 and called when Bellamy reraised all in for around 2 million. Bellamy’s {Q-Spades}{7-Spades} needed some help to beat Lightbourne’s {J-Hearts}{J-Spades}, and it failed to arrive as the dealer ran out the {a-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{a-Hearts} board to send Bellamy home in third place.

Heads-up play lasted four hands, with the fourth and final hand seeing all of the chips go into the middle preflop. McCorkell held the {A-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}, and Lightbourne had the {7-Spades}{7-Clubs}. The final board read {5-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{Q-Clubs}, and McCorkell was eliminated in second place, leaving Lightbourne to become the latest in a long line of WPT champions.

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Craig McCorkell Eliminated in 2nd Place (£140,000)

YorkshirePud • Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante
Craig McCorkell
Craig McCorkell

Craig McCorkell is the second place finisher in the Main Event.

All the chips went into the middle on the fourth hand of heads-up play, McCorkell holding {A-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} and Lightbourne {7-Spades}{7-Clubs}. A final board reading {5-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{Q-Clubs} bust McCorkell and left Iraon Lightbourne to be crowned the tournament's champion.

Iaron Lightbourne gb 13,500,000 4,825,000
Craig McCorkell gb Busted

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Fraser Bellamy Eliminated in 3rd Place (£90,000)

YorkshirePud • Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante
Fraser Bellamy
Fraser Bellamy

Fraser Bellamy has bust in third place at the hands of Iaron Lightbourne.

Lightbourne raised to 250,000 on the button and called when Bellamy three-bet all in for around 2,000,000. Bellamy showed {Q-Spades}{7-Spades} and Lightbourne the {J-Hearts}{J-Spades}. A final board reading {A-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{A-Hearts} sent Bellamy to the rail.

Iaron Lightbourne gb 8,675,000 2,275,000
Craig McCorkell gb 4,530,000 30,000
Fraser Bellamy gb Busted

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Big Pot Goes Lightbourne's Way; Bellamy Now the Short Stack

YorkshirePud • Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

Fraser Bellamy raised to 250,000 and Iaron Lightbourne called in the big blind. Both players checked the {K-Hearts}{K-Spades}{10-Hearts} flop. The {Q-Diamonds} turn saw Lightbourne check-call a 600,000 bet from Bellamy, before the dealer placed the {Q-Spades} onto the river. Lightbourne checked its arrival and Bellamy checked behind.

Bellamy showed {A-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} for a straight, with Lightbourne turning over {Q-Hearts}{10-Clubs} for a full house.

Iaron Lightbourne gb 6,400,000 1,700,000
Craig McCorkell gb 4,500,000 1,700,000
Fraser Bellamy gb 2,600,000 -2,900,000

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McCorkell Falls Then Doubles Again

YorkshirePud • Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

Craig McCorkell had dropped to 1,300,000 chips and he pushed these into the middle from the button. Fraser Bellamy called in the big blind to put McCorkell at risk of elimination.

McCorkell: {A-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Bellamy: {K-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}

Bellamy took the lead on the {K-Spades}{7-Hearts}{2-Spades} flop and stayed there on the {9-Hearts} turn. However, the {A-Hearts} river improved McCorkell to a pair of aces and he doubled up.

Fraser Bellamy gb 5,500,000 -1,390,000
Craig McCorkell gb 2,800,000 800,000

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Lightbourne Wins Some Back From McCorkell

YorkshirePud • Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante
Iaron Lightbourne
Iaron Lightbourne

Craig McCorkell limped from the small blind and Iaron Lightbourne checked his option in the big blind. Both players checked through the {2-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{2-Hearts} flop, McCorkell checking the {10-Diamonds} turn. Lightbourne bet 175,000 and was called.

The river was the {3-Spades} and McCorkell check-called a larger 600,000 bet from Lightbourne, then mucked when Lightbourne turned over {7-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} for trip deuces.

Iaron Lightbourne gb 4,700,000 1,300,000
Craig McCorkell gb 2,000,000 -1,200,000

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McCorkell Doubles On The First Hand

YorkshirePud • Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

Craig McCorkell has doubled through Iaron Lightbourne in the first hand after the break.

McCorkell held {A-Hearts}{8-Spades} and Lightbourne the {A-Spades}{3-Hearts}. A final board reading {10-Spades}{5-Spades}{4-Spades}{J-Spades}{7-Diamonds} improved McCorkell to a flush and he doubled to 3.2 million

McCorkell turns a flush to double up.

Iaron Lightbourne gb 3,400,000 -1,350,000
Craig McCorkell gb 3,200,000 1,635,000

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