Ten days of live poker action end today at the Hippodrome Casino in London. It was a glorious return for PokerStars sponsors United Kingdom and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) after a break of almost five and a half years with a decent number in every way at the old theater near Leicester Square.
The poker action was boisterous and on the 1st day of the £ 1,100 main event there were 297 entries as the new area of the tournament at Lola’s was put to the test. A day earlier, the marquee tournament in programming had begun, while another highlight of the series was reduced to a winner.
A total of 95 unique players and 36 re-entries in the £ 2,200 High Roller created a registration field of 131 entries, surpassing the previous largest field for the UKIPT tour with 17 tickets. The first 17 places were paid a part of the Prizes of £ 251,520 and it was that of the United Kingdom Jack O’Neill leading a short-lived face-to-face duel with a Grosvenor-sponsored professional Jamie Nixon to claim the first prize of £ 64,520.
O’Neill was among the biggest towards the bubble and remained at the top of the standings for most of the final table. Two PokerStars ambassadors were also among the final nine players, but they soon withdrew. Ramon Colillas finished in 8th place for £ 8,635 followed by Ben Spragg in seventh place for £ 10,363.
Notable candidates at the final table also included Christopher Williams and Brazilian online grinder Belarmino De Souza.
Spragg arrived on day 3 of the £ 1,100 main event as one of the shortest stacks with a chance at the UKIPT main event title. There joins Joshua Boulton, who bubbled at the final table of the £ 2,200 High Roller, but got the biggest stack for the final day of the flagship tournament.
Final Result 2022 UKIPT London £ 2,200 High Roller
|Place||Winner||Country||Prize (in GBP)|
|1||Jack O’Neill||United Kingdom||£ 64,520|
|2||Jamie Nixon||United Kingdom||£ 40,323|
|3||Anonymous||United Kingdom||£ 28,802|
|4||Christopher Williams||United Kingdom||£ 22,154|
|5||George Pop Cuc||Romania||£ 17,040|
|6||Belarmino De Souza||Brazil||£ 13,109|
|7||Ben Spragg||United Kingdom||£ 10,363|
|8||Ramon Colillas||Spain||£ 8,635|
|9||Alex Peffly||United States||£ 7,196|
|10||Joshua Boulton||United Kingdom||£ 5,996|
|11||Justin Tsui||United Kingdom||£ 5,996|
|12||Anonymous||United Kingdom||£ 5,214|
|13||Brandon Sheils||United Kingdom||£ 5,214|
|14||Terry Jordon||United Kingdom||£ 4,535|
|15||Valdir Cordeiro Dos Santos||Brazil||£ 4,535|
|16||Christopher Maguire||United Kingdom||£ 3,944|
|17||Louis Wong||United Kingdom||£ 3,944|