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Ben Jones Wins Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Bolton

Online Poker Pro Wins GUKPT Bolton Main Event

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Ben Jones is the champion of the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) Bolton main event. The online player took down the leg 8 title, £17,390, and a seat in the GUKPT Champion of Champions £100,000 tournament.

The £500 six-max event drew a field of 114, creating a prize pool of £57,000.

Jones reached the heads-up stage of the event with a 10:1 chip lead versus Dave Wearing. Fifteen minutes later the two played their final hand , Q-J against A-J, and Wearing walked away with £12,260 for his second-place finish. He also won the GUKPT Shoal Survivor prize of £500 in GUKPT vouchers for outlasting all other live qualifiers.

Here are the final table results and payouts:

1. Ben Jones £17,390
2. Dave Wearing £12,260
3. Nigel Booth £7,700
4. Chris Hughes £4,840
5. Liam Hooks £3,990
6. Mattia Ghera £2,850

More than 1,000 players took part in nine events from Jul. 16-22 at the G Casino in Bolton.

The tour explodes in the next leg in Coventry with the record-attempting Goliath tournament set to take place from Aug. 22-27. The £1,000 GUKPT main event runs alongside it, from Aug. 25-27.