Having survived an entry field of 226 players and a tough final table, Brit online poker pro Andy Teng (23) found himself at an almost five-to-one chip disadvantage going into the heads up with expert opponent Jamie Brown this week as the eighth leg of Blue Square's Grosvenor UK Poker Tour came to an end at G Casino on the Isle of Thanet.
Unfazed by the 1.4 million gap between his stack and his opponent's, Teng settled in to a noteworthy comeback over the next two hours that saw him triumph in the main event, collecting a winner's cheque worth GBP 68 380. Brown, who had put on an entertaining and skilled display of poker in the heads up, had to be content with his secons placing payday of GBP 39 550.
The Isle of Thanet event brings the series almost to its conclusion for this year – November 13 will see the start of the ninth leg in the coastal resort of Blackpool, and that will be followed by the grand final in London commencing November 20. The Champion of Champions tournament follows that on December 4, where winners of all the GUKPT events this year will have an opportunity to battle it out in a GBP 75 000 NLHE competition at the G-Casino in Luton.