Chris Bryce, a 37-year-old player from Cheltenham in England, is GBP 187,500 wealthier this week after taking down the GBP 1,100 buy-in PartyPoker Live Main Event at the Dusk Til Dawn Cardroom in Nottingham.
The event pulled in a field of 1,076 entrants, generating a prize pool in excess of the guarantee at GBP 1,043,720.
Chris Morgan looked like the man to beat when the final table formed, but he was unable to maintain his lead and exited in sixth place.
In the rather brief 50-minute heads up Bryce, holding an almost 2 to 1 advantage, faced fellow countryman Daniel Clark. The contest ended in a (for Bryce) rare all-in call that proved a success; the board ran out ten-nine-three-jack-five against Clark’s ace-king and made the winner’s day..
Clark’s runner-up prize was worth GBP 115,000