Poker Coverage: Poker Legislation Poker Business Poker Tournaments

Nik Persaud Wins World Heads Up Poker Championship

Small But Strong Field Chase £30,000 Top Prize


Nik PersaudNik Persaud last night won the World Heads Up Poker Championship at the Grosvenor Victoria Casino in London.

Persaud, a co-founder of Black Belt Poker with Neil Channing, topped the 28-strong field in the £2,000 + £200 buy –in event to take home £30,000.

He beat Leon Louis heads up with final hand seeing the player get it all in on a flop of 7-6-4 with Persaud holding 9-8 suited and Louis 5-5.

A turn and river of 6-7 counterfeited Louis’ 5-5 and the title was shipped to Persaud.

“I’m really pleased to have won a title,” he said after his victory. “There were some great players in there, so it feels good to have won, especially in a format which I’ve been playing a lot of. It’s also great for Black Belt Poker, and hopefully shows what a great team spirit we have. It spurs you on when you see everyone else doing so well.”

The tournament, won last year by Bambos Xanthos, also saw Vicky Coren, JP Kelly, Jeff Kimber, and John Tabatabi take part. The payouts and results were:

1: Nik Persaud — £30,000
2: Leon Louis — £15,000
3: Toby Lewis — £5,500
3: Jeff Kimber — £5,500


Most Viewed Articles

1 Former Roulette Dealer Faces Criminal Charges For Telling Gambler About 'Lucky Number'
2 Real-Money Online Poker Coming To California This Month, Tribal Gaming Regulator Says
3 Former Casino Security Guard Allegedly Used Knowledge Of Property To Pull Off $180,000 Heist
4 Dan Cates Reaches $10M In Profits Playing Online Poker
5 Poker Strategy With Ed Miller: Are You Running Bad Or Playing Bad?
6 Lynne Mitchnick, Former Backer Of Poker Pro Lee Childs, Gives Her Side Of The Lawsuit
7 Olivier Busquet Wins European Poker Tour Barcelona €50,000 Super High Roller
8 Poker Strategy With Alan Schoonmaker: Why You Can't Beat Low Limit Games
9 Report: Bag Of Revel Money Goes Missing After Apparently Falling Off Armored Truck's Roof
10 Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips To Make Film About Real-Life Nevada Extortion Plot