Karl MahrenholzKarl Mahrenholz has claimed victory in leg 7 of the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour 2009 netting over £37,000 in prize money and a seat to the coveted champion of champions event held later this Year.
Altough the lowest field of any GUKPT Main Event Mahrenholz beat of 120 players on his way to victory including final table of a very high standard, notables included Jon Kalmar who finished 5th, Norwegian Andreas Hoivold took 4th spot while, Internet pro Craig Swotton claimed £17,400 for his 3rd place finish.
An epic heads up began seeing Karl with a 3/1 chip deficit against Iwan Jones, Karl Mahrenholz eventually took the advantage with Ace King Vs Joneses Ace Queen, the very next hand Iwan pushed his remaining 13,000 in with Ten 7. Karl had Ace 4 which was good enough to seal the deal. Karl a 27 poker pro from London and member of the notorious hit squad is a formidable opponent and one of the UK’s most respected players.
Karl’s recent appearance on the televised European Open showed just how good of a player he is, although unlucky he did show that he was by far the better player at the table, he even pointed this out in his exit Interview. We are sure this isn’t the last you will hear about Karl Mahrenholz in 2009, stay tuned for further GUKPT results.
The GUKPT is the UK’s premier poker tour featuring a range of buyins to suit all budgets, the UK poker players flock to these events at various Grosvenor Casino’s for the excellent quality of play and a structure which is second to none.
In association with Grosvenor Casino Poker the GUKPT now heads to Thanet for leg 8 closely followed by Blackpool in November for what is set to be the biggest and best leg of the 2009 Tour.
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