Weixiao Liao Wins GUKPT London Main Event With Seven-Deuce; India’s Sahil Chuttani Posts FT Finish

The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) London Main Event crowned a winner in Weixiao Liao earlier this week. The £1,250 Main Event attracted an impressive 405 participants, resulting in a prizepool of £421,372. The top 44 finishers each received a piece of the pie, with Liao winning the lion’s portion.

The final four players struck a deal and flipped for the trophy. The Lady Luck smiled on Liao, gifting him victory. Interestingly, he shipped the coveted title with the lowly seven-deuce coming up trumps.

Calogero Morreale was the first one to cash, with the likes of Andy Moc, Yucel “Mad Turk” Eminoglu, Team Grosvenor’s Katie Swift, and Ludovic Geilich also getting  a return on their £1,250 investment.

It was a big event from India’s point of view as Sahil Chuttani reached the final table. Chuttani ,however, was the first player to depart, pocketing a payout of £6,950 for his 9th-place finish. On his final hand, he shoved his last 20 big blinds with ace-queen against the ace-king of Longmao Fan. The latter had a dominating holding and he took down the pot, busting Chuttani from the final table.

Chuttani was followed by Adam Gill (8th), Artan Dedusha (7th), Carlo Citrone (6th) and John Blanchard (5th). The final three players agreed to a deal, deciding to play only for the trophy without any additional prize money. Jiaze Le was the first player to bust among the deal-making quartet. Finally, a double elimination of Tom Middleton and Longmao Fan brought end to the tournament.

Middleton had seven-four, Fan held king-ten, and Liao turned over the lowly seven-deuce. A deuce on the flop and another on the river gifted Liao the title, the trophy and the £75,501 top prize.

Final Table Payouts (EURO)

  1. Weixiao Liao – £75,501*
  2. Longmao Fan – £60,046*
  3. Tom Middleton – £54,966*
  4. Jiaze Le – £62,669*
  5. John Blanchard – £18,450
  6. Carlo Citrone – £13,490
  7. Artan Dedusha – £9,690
  8. Adam Gill – £8,220
  9. Sahil Chuttani – £6,950