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Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Goliath Draws Record-Breaking Field

Vamshi Vandanapu Earns £62,750 For The Win


Grosvenor Casinos were pleased to announce another record-breaking turnout at the 2016 Goliath main event in Coventry in early August. The tournament drew an incredible 5,232 entries, which was over 1,000 entries more than they had in 2015.

In total, 3,168 players put up the £120 buy-in and there were 2,064 rebuys, creating a prize pool of £523,200 which more than doubled the £250,000 guarantee. In the end, the title went to Vamshi Vandanapu, who picked up £62,750 after a deal was made during three-handed play. Robbie Richmond and Cristian Popescu each earned £50,000 for finishing in second and third place.

Grosvenor Casinos will return with the Summer Sizzler in late August. For more information on the UK Poker Tour, visit the tour’s homepage.

Here’s a look at the final table results.

Finish Player Name Prize
1 Vamshi Vandanapu £62,750 ($82,801)
2 Robert Richmond £50,000 ($65,976)
3 Cristian Popescu £50,000 ($65,976)
4 Will Campbell £27,000 ($35,627)
5 Thomas Powell £18,850 ($24,873)
6 Graham Evans £13,400 ($17,681)
7 Luke Wensley £10,450 ($13,789)
8 Craig Drew £8,600 ($11,348)
9 Jonathan Mellor £7,400 (9,764)

*Photo courtesy of the UK Poker Tour.