Steven Morris was crowned the partypoker LIVE UK Poker Championships £5,300 Super High Roller on Tuesday night. The Prize money of £70,000 and the coveted trophy came to Morris after slaying 40 players off the table in the biggest festival held at Dusk Till Dawn Casino in Nottingham.

Buy-in: £5300+£300

Guaranteed Prize Pool: £200,000

Entries: 40

Places Paid: 6

In the words of Steven Morris, “I’ve been close a few times. I feel ecstatic to be fair. Honestly. I played it last minute and the first day went pretty well coming back as chip leader. Today we just ran up a stack!” It was a star-studded event with big names like partypoker’s ambassador Marcel Luske, Steven Warburton, Millions Germany €50,000 Super High Roller Champion Michael Zhang and, Dominik Nitsche vying for the title.

Final Day

The final day was left with 14 players in the field. It was an early exit by Luske, followed by Zhang who lost a flip against Loeser.  Luke Marsh was sent to the rail when his pocket tens ran into Morris’ black jacks. In the meanwhile, Fabio Sperling got busted at the hands of runner-up Nishid Hindocha.

Loeser finished at 10th, next in line was Irish Open Champion Mitchell Christopher Brammer who closed at 8th.

With six players remaining, a payout of atleast £10,000 was secured for each. Todd lost his king-jack to the queens of Middleton. Hindocha cracked Sly’s queens and the later made an exit with £15,000.

Tom Middleton’s nines lost out to Xiaoyang Luo’s queen-eight. Luo continued his strong position with over two million in chips. The glory, however, was short-lived. Luo and Hindocha rivered three jacks but the latter had a slightly better kicker.

Hindocha started the heads-up against Morris with 2:1 chip lead. It started with Morris’ pocket deuces against the ace-ten of Hindocha. In the final hand, Morris held on to his ace-jack, while Hindocha called-off his seven big blinds with jack-nine. The board read jack-three-four-queen-four, declaring Morris as the winner.

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