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Chris Ferguson Wins UK & Ireland Poker Tour Newcastle

UK & Ireland Poker Tour Newcastle Title Goes To Scotland Once Again


Twenty-three year old Scotsman Chris Ferguson has taken down the latest UK & Ireland Poker Tour stop at Aspers Casino in Newcastle for a payday of £87,640.

It’s the second year in a row a Scotsman has taken the title, and to do so at the £770 buy-in main event Ferguson had to top a field of 623 including local Alexander Jobling.

After coming to the final table second in chips, Ferguson took quite the hit at the hands of overnight chip leader Jack Sambrook, losing half his stack. He made it to heads-up play however (after the bust out of November Niner Sam Holden) and Jobling held a 2 to 1 chip lead until his AHeart Suit KClub Suit was struck down by Ferguson’s 9Spade Suit 5Spade Suit, which made a house by the turn.

A deal was then agreed on and Ferguson found new momentum taking the chip lead when he flopped a flush versus Jobling’s pocket sevens. Fifteen minutes later play had wrapped up with the young Scot’s pocket eights holding out against the Newcastle-based player’s AHeart Suit QHeart Suit.

Ferguson said, “I was in doubt at a few stages but making it to heads up made me feel comfortable. It feels amazing to win and I would really like to play poker full time now.”

Here are the final table results and payouts (including heads-up deal):

1. Christopher Ferguson £87,640
2. Alexander Jobling £82,120
3. Sam Holden £39,030
4. David Knight £28,780
5. Ewan Brown £22,240
6. Anthony Shields £17,880
7. Jack Sambrook £13,520
8. Dan Hemingway £10,250

The next scheduled Tour stop is an online event taking place on Oct. 14. The final table will be played live in Bristol on Nov. 7.

Photographs courtesy of Mickey May and PokerStars.