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Belgian Wins UKIPT Coventry

Gilles Augustus Beats 367 Players to Take Down £46,000 at UK & Ireland Poker Tour Coventry


Gilles Augustus wins UKIPT CoventryGilles Augustus, a computer programmer from Belgium, has won leg three of the UK & Ireland Poker Tour at the GCasino, Coventry topping a field of 368 players to take down the £46,000 first prize.

The 22-year-old qualified for the event on PokerStars and also won a seat at the European Poker Tour London main event to take place in the Autumn.

The final table featured well-known UK pros Joe Grech and Dan Carter and saw five bust-outs in just four levels before Augustus triumphed against David Jones heads-up.

The final table payouts were:

1: Gilles Augustus (Belgium) — £46,000
2: David Jones (UK) - £29,400
3: Joseph Grech (UK) 
- £16,100
4: Daniel Carter (UK) — £12,700
5: Paul Rigg (UK) — £10,200
6: Marius Lietuvnikas (Lithuania) - £8,200
7: Chris Brice (UK) 
- £6,600
8: Ben Dobson (UK) — £5,000
9: Andrew Booth (UK) — £3,500
10: Ben Crellin (UK) — £2,500

Augustus joins Card Player writer Padraig Parkinson who lifted the title in Galway and Joeri Zandvliet who won the Machester leg.