Wednesday February 17,2016 : LITHUANIAN PRO WINS U.K. AND IRELAND POKER TOUR FINALE
Vladas Tamasauskas bests a field of a thousand and one to take home Euro 176,900.
The fifth season of the United Kingdom and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) ended in Dublin this week in victory for 21-year-old Lithuanian poker pro Vladas Tamasauskas and a take-home of Euro 176,900 after besting a field of 1,001 other players from 50 nations.
The young Lithuanian faced some tough opponents when the final table formed late at night, including Dave Pollock of Ireland (a PokerStars qualifier); countryman Mark Reilly; Iceland's Adalsteinn Karlsson; Samuel Vousden from Finland; Belgian pro Quentin Dellis; Jelcides Monteiro of Luxembourg and UK player Marc Foggin.
After a short break when the heads up stage was reached Tamasauskas faced Dave Pollock in the final exchanges, which were fierce but relatively brief, and resulted in the Lithuanian's victory.
Pollock collected a check for Euro 107,010 for his time and trouble, whilst other final table cashes included:
Mark Reilly Euro 75,230
Adalsteinn Karlsson Euro 56,470
Samuel Vousden Euro 43,440
Quentin Dellis Euro 31,880
Jelcides Monteiro Euro 23,520
Marc Foggin Euro 16,840