- Reardon defeated a 525-entry field to win his first major title
- Several prominent names took part in the event
- Reardon ended up winning £141,100 for his first place finish
Trevor Reardon has won the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) Main Event. The Birmingham native topped a field of 525 entries to secure the trophy and £141,100 in top prize, his largest score to date.
The field generated £578,600 in total prize pool which was shared among the top 54 finishers. Among those who were able to take home some cash were familiar faces at the GUKPT, including Stuart Rutter, Matt Davenport, Ryan Mandara, Joe Hindry, Michael Kane, Anthony Kennedy, Tim Chung and Steve Warburton.
Final Table Results
Nine players battled it out at the final table, with James Rann becoming the first casualty – his pocket sevens were defeated by Reardon’s pocket nines, sending him to the rail in 9th place for £7,950. The eventual winner went on to eliminate Alex Montgomery with queens versus ace-ten. Montgomery earned £10,500 for his 8th-place finish.
The next player to leave the table was Gilbert Black whose ace-queen lost to the ace-king of Ben Jones. Black finished 7th for a career-best £12,150.
With six players remaining, Reardon continued to dominate, finishing off former professional footballer Anthony Gardner. The former Crystal Palace defender hit two pair by the river but things didn’t work out for him as Reardon made a full house. Gardner settled for 6th place and walked away with £17,300.
The next elimination saw Reardon calling Nick McLellan‘s shove with pocket tens against ace-jack. Reardon ended up winning the coinflip and McLellan was out in 5th place for £23,850.
Jones, one of the most popular pros in the UK poker scene, attempted to claim his second GUKPT title after winning his first one back in 2012, but he was unsuccessful after Ali Mallu eliminated him with king-nine versus pocket sixes.
Jones took home £37,400 for finishing 4th. Mallu didn’t make it to heads-up play as he became the next player to head over to the payout desk, collecting his £59,000 prize for his 3rd-place finish.
Sweet Victory for Reardon
During the final hand, John Adderley called Reardon’s shove. Adderley failed to improve his ace-king on the turn and river. Reardon’s seven-fives held, making his victory official. Adderley took home £97,750 as runner-up finisher.
In 2019, Reardon finished third in the same event for £76,920. After nearly three years, he returned to take down the tournament and finally claim his first major title.