partypoker LIVE UK Main Event winner crowned. Steve O’Dwyer wins yet another high roller. Find these stories and more in the Monday Hit and Run.
partypoker LIVE UK Main Event champion is Ioannis Angelou-Konstas
Ioannis Angelou-Konstas took down the partypoker LIVE Millions UK Main Event on Sunday as he won £940,000 in the £5,300 buy-in event. In his path to victory, Angelou-Konstas outlasted 1,015 entries including a stacked final table. The win was the largest of his live poker career by far, with his previous record coming at a Brussel’s WPT Deepstacks event in February in which he won €75,000.
The final table at the Main Event on Sunday included some formidable opponents. Ryan Riess — the 2013 WSOP Main Event Champion — Michael Wang and Antoine Labat were among those who battled against Angelou-Konstas during the day. But it was Alex Foxen who met the soon-to-be-champion heads-up. The two then made a deal based on stack size before playing for the final £100,000. Despite Foxen’s second-place finish, he goes home with £720,000 in prize money.
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– When you’re hot, you’re hot. Within a week of winning the £25,000 buy-in partypoker LIVE UK Super High Roller for £450,000, O”Dwyer did it again over the weekend. This time his victory came during the £10,000 High Roller, a tournament in which he outlasted a field of 105 entries to win £314,000.
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– The now-defunct Poker Player’s Alliance received a lot of criticism from players over the years who said the poker advocacy group didn’t do enough. But is the rebranded “Poker Alliance” any better? Poker News Daily examines the new organization and their activities since Poker Central took over operations.
– Jaime Staples documents another final table in his latest vlog, this time at the $215 Bounty Builder, in which he made the final table. View below for highlights from the event, which was streamed live on Twitch: