The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour
(GUKPT) kicked off its 2020 season in style over the weekend when 379 players piled into The Poker Room at the famous Grosvenor Victoria Casino
in the heart of London. These entrants created a mammoth £511,650 prize pool that was shared among the top 34 finishers and it was Artan Dedusha
who got his hands on the lion’s share of this money, namely a cool £137,430.
The money bubble burst just after 9:00 p.m. on Saturday’s Day 2 and it was Pancios Ellianas who was the unfortunate soul to pop it. Down to 40,000 chips at the 3,000/6,000/6,000a level, Ellianas moved all-in with ace-six and Daniel Harwood called with pocket tens. Day 2 concluded with 17 players in the hunt for the title and Dedusha in the driving seat being the only player with a seven-figure stack. Victoria Koren-Mitchell
also played at the final table, she took 5th place.
Dedusha held a massive 6,000,000 to 1,500,000 chip advantage over Winsor going into heads-up and it proved too substantial a gap for Winsor to bridge. It was a coinflip then brought an end to proceedings. Winsor, who last year became the first player to win two GUKPT Grand Finals, chose pocket fives to jam his last 15 big blinds in with. Dedusha called with queen-ten and the race was on. A ten on the turn proved more than enough for Dediusha to win, which resigned Winsor to the £91,270 consolation prize.
2020 GUKPT London Final Table Chip Counts