WPT National London Main Event – Lewis Scoops £80,000
The final event of an incredibly busy period of poker action in London has now come to an end, with the World Poker Tour National London Main Event just a few hours ago revealing its winner. Day 4 of the event saw the remaining eight layers to contest the final table return to the action once again in an attempt to play out until there was just one of them remaining.
That player was Reece Lewis after starting the final table with an average stack and frequently building it up substantially enough to go into heads up with Elior Sion with a huge 4 to 1 chip advantage.
There are no better cards to see in your hand when a player pushes all of his chips into the middle than pocket aces, and that is what he had. His opponent had the Ac-10h and had little choice but to move his short stack into the middle which led to a very easy call by Reece. The board fell as the 8d-4d-2d-Jd-Kh to declare him as the latest WPT National winner.
The Final Table At The Start Of Play!
Elior Sion – [1,731,000]
Emma Tolley – [513,000]
Reece Lewis – [692,000]
Carlo Citrone – [66,000]
Robin Fisher – [473,000]
Kevin Williams – [394,000]
Wang Weikang – [300,000]
Rasmus Larson – [1,268,000]
The final table only took a little over six hours to be completed, with the first player to go being Emma Tolley after running her pocket nines into the dominating pocket kings of Reece Lewis. She was quickly followed to the rail by Carlo Citrone when his Qc-3c couldn’t outdraw the pocket fives that were held by Robin Fisher.
There was then a double elimination as Elior Sion sent both Wang Weiken and Rasmus Larsen home with his pocket tens on a board of 2s-4s-8h-9d-9h. At this point everything seemed to be pointing to a Sion victory, though Lewis had other ideas.
Robin Fisher the saw off Kevin Williams when he caught a straight on the river to smash his opponents Kc-10c and we were then down to just three players remaining. He would be the next to go though as Reece Lewis dumped him out by hitting a pair of sevens on the river, though he would have won the hand despite that card with a high card king.
This left us heads up, with us already explaining what would happen next. Reece Lewis claimed the title and of course the first place payout of £80,000.
How It Finished!
Reece Lewis – [£80,000]
Elior Sion – [£54,150]
Robin Fisher – [£34,000]
Kevin Williams – [£25,000]
Rasmus Larsen – [£19,000]
Wang Weikang – [£15,000]
Carlo Citrone – [£12,500]
Emma Tolley – [£10,000]