Ioannis Liperis Turns a Free $11 into £20,550

Ioannis Liperis can now boast of a massive return on investment after he turned a free $11 ticket into a £20,550 prize over the weekend.

Liperis received a free $11 tournament ticket via the “click and collect” promotion at partypoker and turned it into a £220 ticket for the DTD200 6-Max event. Two days of poker action later and Liperis emerged victorious, banking £20,000 in cash and a £550 ticket for the MILLIONS tournament.

DTD200 6-Max Final Table Results

Place player Prize
1 Ioannis Liperis £20,550
2 Paul Allen £12,600
3 Wayne Davison £8,800
4 Franco Menchella Jr £7,150
5 James Ablott £5,800
6 Richard Dawson £4,800

Six-handed live poker tournaments are something of a rarity so it was unsurprising that a host of stars from around the United Kingdom descended on Dusk Till Dawn’s Nottingham-based poker room to compete in the £100,000 guaranteed event.

Former DTD200 champion Basharat Mahmood, Martyn Frey, Paul Zimbler and Tom Haney progressed to Day 2 but fell short of the money places.

Reaching the top 40 of the leaderboard, and therefore receiving some cash for their efforts, were players such as Tommy Bingham, Daniel Stacey, Tim Slater, Peter Wigglesworth and Mark McCluskey.

Once the official six-handed final table was set, the players seated at it were guaranteed at least £4,800. Richard Dawson took home that sum after committing his short stack with the lowly ten-three. He found a caller in the shape of James Ablott who had a pair of queens in his hand. Dawson paired his ten on the river but it was a case of too little too late and the tournament player count was reduced to five.

Those five became four with the elimination of Ablott after he pushed all in from under the gun with ace-four of spades and was looked up by Wayne Davison with a pair of black nines. Ablott flopped trip aces but Davison improved to a full house. The turn and river were bricks and Ablott was gone.

Franco Menchella Jr. was the next to fall despite doubling his stack a couple of hands previously. Menchella Jr. three-bet shoved for 10 big blinds after Davison had opened with a raise only to see his king-queen dominated by ace-queen. Both players caught a queen on the river meaning Davison’s ace-kicker was enough to win him the pot and send his opponent to the cashier’s desk.

Heads-up was set when Liperis bust Davison in third place. The pair made it all the way to the river of a paired board, Liperis shoved all in on the river and was quickly called. Davison mucked his hand when Liperis turned over a pair of black sevens which had flopped a set and rivered a full house.

Liperis was crowned champion of the DTD200 6-Max when Paul Allen moved all in with {Q-Clubs} and Liperis called with {A-Hearts}{5-Clubs}. A final board reading {5-Spades}{6-Hearts}{a-Spades}{9-Spades}{10-Clubs} sent Allen to the rail and left a jubilant Liperis to collect the first-place prize.

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