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   Thursday, July 18 2024 
Leigh Wiltshire took home £ 110 K for his win in the Sky Poker UKPC 2014 Main Event

The edition 2014 of the UK Poker Championships held at Dust Till Dawn poker club in Nottingham concluded with Leigh Wiltshire winning the Sky Poker 6-Max Main Event. On Sunday six players, all in contention for the title, returned to the poker room of the DTD: Abhishek Khaitan, Stephen Devlin, Neil Strike, Andy Young, Leigh Wiltshire and Paul Haycock. With his 11,780,000 chips, Abhishek Khaitan led the six survivors in chip count at the start of the final table, a stack that was nearly the equivalent of his nearest rival. It would take 10 hours of play for the winner to emerge from the final table of this poker tournament. Indeed, it was an excitement-filled final which held the whole audience breathless in 10-hours’ long.

After an hour and a half of play, the final table saw the first player eliminated. Stephen Devlin kicked out Paul Haycock in 6th place for £ 16,000. About 20 minutes later, Neil Strike got out but earned £ 20,000 for his 5th place. With four players remaining, the title race was hotly contested. And after three hours of battle, Andy Young could no longer resist the pressure. Fortunately he cashed £ 27,500 for his fourth place. Around 18:45, Leigh Wiltshire found himself facing Abhishek Khaitan in the heads-up clash after he had Stephen Devlin out moments earlier. Anyway, Stephen’s third place allowed him to leave the competition with £ 40,000 of prize. With 18,000,000 chips at hand, Wiltshire took the lead over chip leader Khaitan(7,000,000 chips) at the beginning of the face-to-face battle. And after three hours of tough play, Whiltshire beat Khaitan Devlin. The latter settled with £ 70,000 of prize for his runner-up place while Leigh Wiltshire claimed the title with a check of £ 110,000.

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