27-year-old Harry Law is the inaugural GUKPT Leeds champ
A new stop on the GUKPT, Grosvenor Casinos’ Leeds Westgate was a tremendous success, attracting 228 runners and creating a prize pool of £114,000.
Starting the final table with the shortest stack, the odds may have been against Harry Law but a run of great cards and a few lucky breaks left him the last man standing, capturing his first major UK title and £32,500. A professional player from London, Law can often be found playing cash games in London’s Vic. The change of scenery rewarded him this past weekend as he made the trip north.
It was a rollercoaster of a final day. After eliminating both 9th and 8th place finishers, Law soon found himself going from shortest stack to the first player to break the million chip mark. It wasn’t all plain sailing though, as he experienced a turbulent patch with just five players remaining. He thought his time was up when he got it all in with K-Q against the A-K of Martin Paul. A Queen gave Law a timely double up though and threw him right back into contention. From there he never looked back, flopping a full house to crush Mark Evans’ flopped trips. The heads-up confrontation was finished in record time, with Michael Howard’s pocket Sevens no match for Harry’s top pair of Tens.
GUKPT Leeds 2014 main event
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