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Paul Bracken Wins GUKPT Blackpool

London-Irishman Takes Home £109,700 Plus Seat in Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Final from Blackpool

Paul Bracken won the 10th leg of the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour at the G Casino in Blackpool, winning £109,700 in cash, a seat worth £3,000 to the GUKPT grand final in a fortnight's time in London, and £10,000 added by Blue Square.

More than 350 players entered the event, and the London-Irishman beat Leesider Paul Gardner heads up with a final hand of two pair versus top pair on the flop. There was no help for Gardner on the turn and river, and Bracken, a pro of four years who plays mainly cash games, took the top prize.

The chip counts going into the final were:

The Blackpool leg of the GUKPT was the 10th and final leg of the regular tour, with only the £3,000 grand final at the Victoria Casino, London, left to be played on Nov. 29, 2007.

The final payouts at GUKPT Blackpool were:

  1. Paul Bracken -- £109,700
  2. Paul Gardner -- £56,500
  3. Ben Vinson -- £38,850
  4. Paul Murrell -- £28,250
  5. Neil Channing -- £21,200
  6. Mike Williams -- £17,650
  7. Lee Biddulph -- £14,100
  8. Ben Herron -- £10,600
  9. Leo Kam -- £8,800
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