Ship it to Sweden! Simon Brandstrom has quietly made history after an epic victory at the WPT UK Main Event in Nottingham. The Swedish player locked up a second WPT title this year with a WPT victory. Earlier this year in Spain, Brandstrom won the WPT Deepstacks Barcelona then the end of the summer, Brandstrom crushed souls once again in Spain. He took down the first stop on the new season of the EPT. He banked €1.3 million by winning the EPT Barcelona.
No one in Nottingham could stop the Swede. When a Scandi gets hot, you really have to get out of the way and let them cool off... for however long that takes.
The Dusk Till Dawn poker room hosted the latest international stop on the World Poker Tour in conjunction with partypoker. The 2019 WPT UK Main Event in Nottingham had a $3,300 buy-in and attracted over 690 runners. The prize pool just passed $2 million and the top 100 places got a cut.
Paul Newey bubbled off the 2019 WPT UK Main Event final table of nine players. Paul Jackson busted in ninth place, followed by leo Worthington-Leese in eighth place and German pro Manig Loeser in seventh place.
The final six at the final table featured Paul Siddle, Maria Lampropulos, Matt Eardley, James Rann, Ryan Mandara, and Simon Brandstrom.
Paul Siddle's run ended in sixth place. Argentina's Maria Lampropulos finished in fifth place, which paid out a shade under $100K.
Matthew Eardley hit the bricks in fourth place, followed by James Rann in third place. With Rann's elimination, a heads-up battle was set between Ryan Mandara and Simon Brandstrom.
Mandara banked $221,650 for second place. Not too shabby eh, for a runner up?
Brandstrom took home over $330,000 for the $3,300 buy-in event. He also became the first player to win a WPT Deepstacks event and a WPT title. Heck of an accomplishment for Simon Brandstrom who now has over $2.5 million in tournament winnings as he moved into 12th on the all-time Swedish money list.
Notables who went deep and cashed in the 2019 WPT UK Main Event included... Elky, Martin Jaconson, Sam Trickett, Jessica Pilkington, Jimmy Kebe, Adrian Mateos, Antoine Labat, Paul Newey, Matas Cimbolas, Kahle Burns, Jeff Gross, Chris Brice, Dragos Trofimov, Chris Yong Jeff Kimber, Sylvia Hewitt, Scott Margereson, Harry Lodge, Niko Koop, Romain Lewis, John Mooney, Vitalijs Zavorotnijs, Jimmy Clarke, and Tom High.
2019 WPT UK Main Event
Prize Pool: $2,007,900
Final Table Results:
1. Simon Brandstrom (Sweden) $330,000
2. Ryan Mandara (UK) $221,650
3. James Rann (UK) $168,500
4. Matthew Eardley (UK) $128,500
5. Maria Lampropulos (Argentina) $98,500
6. Paul Siddle (UK) $76,000
7. Manig Loeser (Germany) $58,500
8. Leo Worthington-Leese (UK) $46,000
9. Paul Jackson $36,000