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Jamie Burland Wins UK & Ireland Poker Tour Brighton

UK Poker Pro Takes Down £69,400 At Rendezvous Casino, Brighton

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Jamie Burland wins UK & Ireland Poker Tour BrightonJamie Burland, a UK pro, has won the PokerStars.com UK & Ireland Poker Tour Brighton, topping the field of 259 in the £1,000 + £100 buy in event at the Rendezvous Casino.

The heads up battle between Burland and Tomas Cibak from the Czech Republic lasted just seven hands with the players starting virtually equal in chips. Burland pulled ahead in hand six, taking a 2-1 chip lead and finished Cibak off in the following hand when he flopped two pair and Cibak could not hit his flush draw on the turn or river.

The final table payouts for the event were:

1: Jamie Burland (UK) — £65,400
2: Tomas Cibak (Czech Republic) — £40,100
3: Bill Seber (United States) —  £24,600
4: William Beauchamp (UK) — £18,100
5: Jonathan Spinks (UK) —  £15,000
6: Waseem Ahmed (UK) — £12,400
7: Andrew Youens (UK) — £9,850
8: Jonathan Campbell (UK) — £7,750

Such was the rate of knockouts in this event the final table was brought forward one day to Sunday July 18.

The seventh stop on the Tour takes place from August 19 to 22 and players can qualify for as little as £5.50 at PokerStars.com.