Ravi Sheth Does the Double at GUKPT London; Wins Mini Main

It seems like Ravi Sheth can do nothing wrong at the poker table. He is enjoying a ridiculous purple patch that has seen him bank more than £230,000 in the first three weeks of August alone!

Sheth cashed in the £770 Monster Stack at the WSOPC Super Circuit London before making his way to Coventry for the Goliath festival where he finished in the money in the £550 buy-in Goliath Cup. Sheth returned to his London home, where he reeled in an impressive £140,000 score for his fourth-place finish in the £3,300 WSOPC Super Circuit Main Event finish.

Earlier this week, Sheth triumphed in the £550 GUKPT Midi Main Event at The Vic, London, a result worth £48,550. Yesterday, Sheth completed a GUKPT London double by being the last player standing in the £330 Mini Main Event, adding another £39,258 to his recent winnings tally.

GUKPT London Mini Main Event Final Table Results

Rank Player Prize
1 Ravi Sheth £39,258
2 Andrew Christoforou £27,245
3 Matthew Davenport £16,435
4 Ayshe Hakki £10,425
5 Troy McEntee £6,640
6 Brandon Sheils £4,820
7 Sotiris Georgiou £3,395
8 Thomas Clack £2,925
9 Steve Warburton £2,450

The GUKPT London Mini Main Event attracted 536 entrants, who created a £158,018 prize pool. The top 54 finishers won at least £710 for the troubles, with some familiar names navigating their way into the money.

Seasoned veteran Willie Tann cashed. As did the 2023 PokerNews Cup champion John Kelly, the 2022 Goliath Main Event winner Kyle Jeffrey, and Timothy Chung.

Steve Warburton was the final table’s first casualty; “Warbs” busted in ninth for £2,450.

Thomas Clack saw his tournament end in eighth place for £2,925 before Sotiris Georgiou was eliminated in seventh for £3,395.

Sixth place and £4,820 went to Brandon Sheils, who finished sixth in the tournament that Sheth won earlier in the week. Troy McEntee and Ayshe Hakki joined the list of busted players, and made their way to the cashier’s desk to collect £6,640 and £10,425, respectively.

The penultimate elimination of the tournament was that of Matthew Davenport, a regular on the GUKPT circuit. Late last month, Davenport became the GUKPT Coventry Main Event champion, which earned the popular pro a career-best £116,200. Davenport had to settled for a £16,435 prize this time around.

Sheth faced Andrew Christoforou heads-up. Christoforou burst onto the poker scene in 2016 after finished 18th in the $10,000 WSOP Main Event for $338,288. He has had dozens of impressive results since, including a handful of runner-up finishes in the English capital. He had to make do with another bridesmaid finish in this event, falling at the hands of the seemingly unstoppable Sheth in the one-on-one battle.

Christoforou received £27,245 for this second place finish, leaving Sheth to help himself to a £39,258 top prize and another trophy for his mantlepiece.

Remaining 2023 GUKPT London Schedule

Plenty of events are yet to run at The Vic, including the £1,250 buy-in Main Event. A similarly-sized tournament ran at The Vic in mid-January 2023, and saw 459 players create a £475,750 prize pool. That tournament ended in a three-way deal involving third-place finisher Devan Patel (£98,800), runner-up Calogero Morreale (£65,950), and champion Jonathan McCann (£89,600).

The first of three Main Event Day 1s shuffles up and deals at 12:00 p.m. BST on August 24, with Day 1b starting at the same time on August 25. A last-chance turbo-structured Day 1c is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. BST on August 25.

Dates Time Event
Thu 24 Aug 12:00 p.m. £1,250 NLHE Main Event Day 1a
  12:30 p.m. £2,000 NLHE High Roller Day 2
Fri 25 Aug 12:00 p.m. £1,250 NLHE Main Event Day 1b
  9:00 p.m. £1,250 NLHE Main Event Day 1c Turbo
Sat 26 Aug 12:00 p.m. £1,250 NLHE Main Event Day 2
  2:30 p.m. £550 NLHE GUKPT Cup Day 1
Sun 27 Aug 12:00 p.m. NLHE Main Event Day 3
  12:30 p.m. £550 NLHE GUKPT Cup Day 2
  1:00 p.m. £200 NLHE Seniors (50+)
  3:00 p.m. £330 PLO 4/5/6 Card Bounty

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