UK – Man Moc wins largest ever Grosvenor poker prize at the UK Poker OpenBy Phil - 10 March 2023
Poker player Man Moc has won The UK Poker Open taking home the largest-ever Grosvenor poker prize of £325,190. A hotly contested field of 1,086 entrants battled it out at Grosvenor Casino Coventry for a piece of the historic £1,466,100 prize pool.
The 11-day festival featured an action-packed schedule of National Poker League tournaments at varying buy-ins and all offering huge prize pools. The festival attracted all of the best UK and European Poker Players. The Event exceeded the £1million guarantee by reaching £1,466,100 (1,086 entries)
Grosvenor Sponsored Pro Rick Trigg also went deep in the event – he went into Day 3 as Chip Leader but couldn’t get it done (finished 6th for £33,780). He made a particular observation of 19-year-old Dan Laidlaw who finished 12th Place for £11,960, Trigg mentioned he’d ‘never seen a 19-year-old as advanced in the game.’ and that ‘He has a really bright future in the game’.
Mini UK Open was won by Calogero Morreale for £58,480.
Cal is on a hot streak and added this event to his flurry of finishes at 2023 Grosvenor tournaments as he’s already picked up 1st place in the main Event at GUKPT Manchester and two 2nd place finishes at Leg 1 of the GUKPT in London (Jan) one of these was in the Main Event and the other in the mystery Bounty. Since the start of the year, Cal has amassed nearly £250,000 in earnings at Grosvenor events.
With Cal’s impressive start, he sits well clear at the top of the National Poker league Table and closest to clinching next year’s £40k Grosvenor Poker sponsorship.
Winner of the event was Brandon Sheils who pocketed £21,260 and £9,600 in bounties.
Sean Mills also picked up a Vegas package worth £4,000. He’ll be flying out to Vegas this summer with Team Grosvenor and 25 other players who would’ve won packages via our road to Vegas online promotion.
Ron Musson opened the two top prizes of £10,000 and £5,000 envelopes. Winner of the event was Gary Thompson for £59,530. He beat Jon McCann who went for the hero call with ace high and ran into flopped trips of Gary.
Winner of the event was Franky Green as she beat a field of 108 entries to win £3,280.
Samantha Kelly was runner up after she went all-in with a flush draw but couldn’t get there against the set of Franky Green.