Amateur wins record UKIPT Nottingham and £200,000
Robert Baguley, a retired landlord from Leicestershire, has won the UK Ireland Poker Tour's Nottingham event after beating a monster field of 1,625 players. Baguley cashed in £200,400 for his triumph.
The UK Ireland Poker Tour broke yet another record last night, as retired landlord Robert Baguley won the biggest event ever to be played on the tour at the Dusk till Dawn poker club in Nottingham.

Leading up to the event, The Dusk till Dawn club had helped boost the expectations by bluntly putting up a £1 million guaranteed prize pool, by far the biggest for any UKIPT tournament in history.

The strategy paid off and a full 1,625 players signed up to create the largest field ever in a PokerStars sponsored event and bring the total prize pool to a record £1.1 million.

Following six days of play a final table was set, but for Bugaley there was still a long way to go as he entered the table last in chips.

Baguley, who had qualified for the event for just £100, nonetheless put on an impressive display and eventually made it to heads-up play against favorite Iqbal Ahmad.

Ahmad had been topping the counts since Day 2 of the event, but surprisingly failed to finish off his opponent once the final went underway.

Instead, Baguley took over the lead and kept applying pressure until he had achieved the unlikely victory.

{review 44 right}A regular of the Dusk till Dawn poker club and normally to be found in £20 buy-in tournaments, the pensioner showed to be overwhelmed by the win and the accompanying £200,400 first prize cheque.

"I can't even think a the moment, I'm fuzzy headed," he told the PokerStars Blog.

"I've been concentrating so hard on the poker," he added as he received the UKIPT trophy and lined up for his winner's photo shoot.

Runner-up Ahmad earned a consolation prize of £125,000 for coming in second, which remarkably is still a bigger cash than UK pro Gareth Walker took home for winning the event last year.

The next event on the tour's calendar will now be the UKIPT Dublin, which will be played at the CityWest venue from May 17 to 21 with a £250,000 guarantee and a €700+€70 buy-in.
45 years ago
4762
2nd place took home more then first last year now thats progress.
3 years ago
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From this pic it gives clear picture for us Mr.Robert Baguley is thinking man. He has thought and played his game properly and landed up coming second out of 1625 players this is no easy task at all he win £200,400 it is big money congrats to him and his family for this great victory maybe next yr it would be that third place would get more than first place got this year we shall wait and see. it seems all tourneys by Pokerstars are getting bigger and better.
3 years ago
Always nice to see if an Amateuer wins such a big tourney.
3 years ago
Its allways cool when an amateur win vs Pro's or Hight stackers...
Simply concretization of a passion...

3 years ago
How important is to know, for us, someone who does not engage in profecional Poker, an amateur.
Be achieved within large bags of money in a major tournament.

Congratulations to Robert Baguley


3 years ago
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