Richard Ashby‘s first live poker tournament victory since September 2019 has resulted in him adding a World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit ring to the WSOP bracelet he captured in 2010. Fittingly, Ashby, a Pot-Limit Omaha specialist, won his WSOPC ring in the £1,100 buy-in PLO event at the WSOPC Super Circuit in London.
Fifty-five entrants created a guarantee-busting £53,350 prize pool that the top eight finishers shared. A min-cash weighed in at £2,100 with the eventual champion, Ashby, receiving £15,430 and the all-important gold WSOPC ring.
£1,100 Pot-Limit Omaha Final Table Results
Ajay Kejriwal was the first player to bust inside the money places. The Middlesex-based grinder, who finished fifth in the £3,000 buy-in event at the 888poker LIVE London High Roller Festival last April, bowed out in eighth for £2,100.
Rajesh Khanna busted in seventh for £2,600, his second-largest live score, before Jake Bluston saw his tournament end in a sixth-place finish worth £3,300.
Short-handed play is often where the best poker pros excel, but that was not the case with Robert Cowen. Cowen, who cashed in five PLO events at the 2023 WSOP this summer, and who took down the $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller for $1,393,816 at the 2022 WSOP, fell in sixth-place and had to make do with a £4,300 consolation prize.
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Bulgaria’s Presiyan Tsvetanov was relieved of his stack and finished in fourth for a career-best £5,000, before Daniel Patel‘s demise in third, a finish good for £7,500, sent the tournament into the heads-up stage.
Ashby, known affectionately by his online poker alias “Chufty,” found himself in a one-on-one battle against Justin Kyriakides, a fellow PLO specialist. Ashby bes handled the pressure of playing for a coveted WSOPC ring and sent Kyriakides to the showers in second place, which earned the runner-up a career-best £12,620. Ashby banked the £15,430 top prize and his first WSOPC ring.
Ashby has enjoyed a long and illustrious poker career and is showing no signs of slowing down. In 2010, Ashby triumphed in the $1,500 Seven Card Stud event for $140,467 and a gold bracelet before narrowly missing out on a second piece of WSOP hardware when he finished second to Ian Gordon in the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E.
He finished fourth in the same H.O.R.S.E. tournament at the 2014 WSOP, which was also when Ashby was the bridesmaid in the $10,000 Limit Omaha Hi/Lo, losing out to Brock Parker.
To date, Ashby has more than $2.7 million in live poker tournament earnings, an impressive sum that he is sure to add to before the WSOP Super Circuit London concludes on August 13.
Remaining WSOPC Super Circuit London Schedule
|Tue 1 Aug||12:00 p.m.||Mystery Million Final Day||£1,000,000|
|12:00 p.m.||£450 NLHE Colossus Day 1c||£200,000|
|5:00 p.m.||£450 NLHE Colossus Day 1d||£200,000|
|10:00 p.m.||£450 NLHE Colossus Day 1e Turbo||£200,000|
|Wed 2 Aug||12:00 p.m.||NLHE Colossus Final Day||£200,000|
|12:00 p.m.||£770 NLHE Monster Stack||£200,000|
|12:00 p.m.||£560 NLHE Seniors 50+||£25,000|
|Thu 3 Aug||12:00 p.m.||£770 NLHE Monster Stack||£200,000|
|1:00 p.m.||£560 NLHE Ladies Event||£10,000|
|Fri 4 Aug||12:00 p.m.||NLHE Monster Stack Final Day||£200,000|
|12:00 p.m.||£1,100 NLHE Main Event Day 1a||£1,000,000|
|Sat 5 Aug||12:00 p.m.||£1,100 NLHE Main Event Day 1b||£1,000,000|
|Sun 6 Aug||12:00 p.m.||£1,100 NLHE Main Event Day 1c||£1,000,000|
|8:00 p.m.||£1,100 NLHE Main Event Day 1d Turbo||£1,000,000|
|Mon 7 Aug||12:00 p.m.||NLHE Main Event Day 2||£1,000,000|
|12:00 p.m.||£2,200 NLHE High Rolller||£250,000|
|12:00 p.m.||£230 NLHE Flip & Go|
|Tue 8 Aug||12:00 p.m.||NLHE Main Event Final Day||£1,000,000|
|12:00 p.m.||NLHE High Roller Final Day||£250,000|
|12:00 p.m.||NLHE Flip & Go Final Day|
|12:00 p.m.||£3,300 NLHE Super Curcuit Main Event Day 1a||£3,000,000|
|Wed 9 Aug||12:00 p.m.||£3,300 NLHE Super Circuit Main Event Day 1b||£3,000,000|
|Thu 10 Aug||12:00 p.m.||£3,300 NLHE Super Circuit Main Event Day 1c||£3,000,000|
|Fri 11 Aug||12:00 p.m.||NLHE Super Circuit Main Event Day 2||£3,000,000|
|12:00 p.m.||£560 NLHE Fifty Stack Day 1a||£200,000|
|5:00 p.m.||£560 NLHE Fifty Stack Day 1b||£200,000|
|Sat 12 Aug||12:00 p.m.||NLHE Super Circuit Main Event Day 3||£3,000,000|
|12:00 p.m.||£560 NLHE Fifty Stack Day 1c||£200,000|
|2:00 p.m.||£5,300 NLHE High Roller||£500,000|
|5:00 p.m.||£560 NLHE Fifty Stack Day 1d||£200,000|
|10:00 p.m.||£560 NLHE Fifty Stack Day 1e Turbo||£200,000|
|Sun 13 Aug||12:00 p.m.||NLHE Super Circuit Main Event Final Day||£3,000,000|
|12:00 p.m.||NLHE Fifty Stack Final Day||£200,000|
|1:00 p.m.||NLHE High Roller Final Day||£500,000|
|1:00 p.m.||£560 NLHE The Closer||£50,000|
|1:00 p.m.||£10,400 NLHE Super High Roller||£500,000|