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Pensioner Wins Genting Poker Series London

Seventy-Two Year Old Albert Sapiano Takes Down £48,560 At Fox Poker Club


Albert Sapiano from Maidstone has won leg 2 of the Genting Poker Series at the Fox Poker Club, London beating 579 opponents to lift the £48,560 first prize.

The 72-year-old beekeeper got heads up with local Callum Smith who had earlier knocked out three players at the final table in a 20 minute period, coming back from just two big blinds to get a 2:1 chip lead heads up against his elderly opponent.

The short heads up duel saw Sapiano dog Smith with A-7 vs A-K and just a few hands later got his chips in front with K-T on a K-Q-J flop against A-Q and stayed ahead for the title.

The final table payouts were:
1: Albert Sapiano — £48,560 plus £1600 Grand Final Seat
2: Callum Smith — £32,940
3: Kirit Patel — £23,200
4: Robin Dhinsa — £18,560
5: Neil McCulloch — £14,500
6: Stephen Hollinshead — £11,600
7: Elzbieta Biessek-Piechota — £9,280
8: James Thomson — £6,960
9: Ghassan Chehbi — £4,640