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Simon Wing Wins PKR London Calling Poker Festival

Thirty-Two Year-Old Beats 203 Opponents To Win £15,171 in PKR London Calling Festival Main Event


Simon WingThe month-long London Calling poker festival main event was won last night at the Fox Poker Club by 32-year-old Simon Wing from Middlesex.

The PKR regular saw off 203 opponents including renowned names such as Neil Channing, James Akenhead, Barny Boatman, and Joe Beevers en route to the title in the £300 buy in main event.

He beat Gem Husnu heads up with A-Q against A-9 and former European Poker Tour finalist Rory Liffey was third. Final place payout was originally £16,992 but the heads up duo agreed to take £13,000 each and continued to play for the title and £2,171. marketing manager Erika Schwartz Poole said, “The London Calling festival has been a great success and we are over the moon with Simon’s win. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. He came second at last November’s PKR Live III and with PKR Live V kicking off next weekend, we wish him the best of luck that his winning streak continues.”

The final table payouts were:

1: Simon Wing — £15,171
2: Gem Husnu — £13,000
3: Rory Liffey — £6,968
4: James Price — £4,847
5: Terence Mitford — £3,938
6: Vach Nankoosing — £3,029
7: Carlo Citrone — £2,424
8: Steve Watts — £1,818
9: Kenny Tsang — £1,212
10: Tim Wong — £909