Nik Persaud Wins World Heads Up Poker Championship
Small But Strong Field Chase £30,000 Top Prize
Nik 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.”
1: Nik Persaud — £30,000
2: Leon Louis — £15,000
3: Toby Lewis — £5,500
3: Jeff Kimber — £5,500
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