Another successful PokerStars-sponsored event is in the books as the UKIPT Blackpool comes to a close. Running July 11 — 16, the event featured several tournaments, but it was the £1,100 Main Event that caught the most attention.
Combining direct buy-ins and online qualifiers, some of whom got their seats through the PokerStars new Power Path system, the UKIPT Main Event attracted a total of 262 entries. Among these were some well-known names, including the operator’s own Sam Grafton.
However, the win did not go to the hands of a professional this time around. Instead, it was one Tuan Le who took down the title, a Manchester-based father of four who enjoys poker as a hobby. Le started the day as the chip leader and was able to turn that starting advantage into a big win.
It took just over three hours for the six-handed final table to wrap up, so it wasn’t a long affair. The winner was actually sad it didn’t last a bit longer (despite banking £53,630). Coming from someone who enjoys the game and sees it as a break from everyday activities, we can definitely understand the sentiment.
There are many more live events to come later this year, including the EPT event in Barcelona in late August. So, if you’d like to take part and maybe win a poker vacation of your own, check out the Power Path over at PokerStars and look for the events you want to play!