Indian origin poker player Bhavin Khatri shipped 888poker’s Live London Main Event (ME) hosted at Grosvenor Victoria Casino. The tournament had 642 players who generated a prize pool of £513,600. Khatri outlasted 641 players and took home £126,340 in prize money. This win is Khatri’s largest tournament score. A slice of the prize pool was shared among the 68 players who finished in the money.
Khatri was leading with a massive chip lead of 117 blinds as compared to Shah Athar’s 42 big blinds. The latter became the runner-up for £89,620. The final heads-up of the game saw Athar limp with an A5 while Khatri raised with KJ. A queen-high flop kept the game interesting. A nine on the turn and a 10 on the river gave Khatri ME winning straight. The last three months have been quite eventful for Khatri. He clinched the 29th position in the £ 1,800 + 200 No Limit Hold’em – GUKPT Grand Final event hosted on 2 December and cashed £ 5,650. Likewise, this player took the 40th spot in the £ 330 + 40 No Limit Hold’em – GUKPT Mini Main Event. He received a pay cheque of £ 1,000 in this event hosted on 21 November.
Fourth place went to Oliver Price who was also the chip leader when the day began. He went home with a prize money of £32,360. Some of the well-known players who made it to the top ranks in this tournament were Tamer Kamel, Jack Oliver, Kevin Allen, Ronan Sweeney, Steve Watts, Jack Hardcastle, and Kully Sidhu.
Ian Simpson busted in fifth spot for £19,520 while Oliver White who busted sixth took home £12,840. Steven Game took the seventh spot for £9,750. Nick Marchington scooped £7,190 for his eighth-place finish. Joseph Bodner cashed £6,160 after departing at the ninth position. Bodner was the shortest stack at the FT and failed to turn the game in his favour.
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