The Best Of partypoker MILLIONS UK Main Event Highlights!

Greek pro Ioannis Angelou-Konstas will wake up £940,000 ($1,316,551) richer today after scooping the partypoker MILLIONS UK Main Event title, more than doubling his career earnings by defeating Alex Foxen heads-up after the pair agreed a deal at the end of a long and tough final table.

By: Andrew Burnett

The 1015 players who entered five days before had been whittled down to just nine, with the official final table being set when former WSOP Main Event champ Ryan Riess was first to fall, taking home $50k for his efforts.

Riess was followed to the rail by Ireland’s Dara O’Kearney, and then the UK trio of Haigh, Grafton and Hall, Michael Wang sandwiched between them as the payouts hit six-figures for all of them, Hall in particular doing excellently in the Dusk Till Dawn Casino in Nottingham where he once worked, now £300,000 better off.

When Frenchman Antoine Labat fell victim to Angelou-Konstas’ turned flush, it gave us a heads-up match between the young Greek player and Alex Foxen, the US pro no stranger to the big stage, having already won three big titles this year.

When Foxen recovered a bit from the 9-1 chip deficit, a deal was finally agreed upon, £100k set aside for the eventual winner, Angelou-Konstas’ Broadway straight eventually securing the title, saying afterwards: "A lot of the guys on the table were tough opponents, I respect them all, but Alex was probably the toughest."

He added: “I didn’t have a big rail, but they were really important to me. My family; parents, brother, girlfriend, the friends that had a piece in me, a special shout out to them! And see you in the Bahamas!”

Final Table Results:

1 Ioannis Angelou-Konstas £940,000* $1,224,228
2 Alex Foxen £720,000* $937,706
3 Antoine Labat £440,000 $573,043
4 Tom Hall £300,000 $390,711
5 Sam Grafton £205,850 $268,093
6 Michael Wang £140,000 $182,332
7 John Haigh £100,000 $130,237
8 Dara O'Kearney £70,000 $91,166
9 Ryan Riess £50,000 $65,430

*reflects a heads-up deal

 

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