Waheed “Wadey” Ashraf Crowned PPC UK Major Event Champion

Waheed “Wadey” Ashraf Crowned PPC UK Principal Occasion Champion

Dusk Till Dawn regular Waheed “Wadey” Ashraf loves playing at the Nottingham-based venue. The well-liked grinder has enjoyed more than his fair share of success at the residence of British poker, and that good results continued over the weekend with victory in the £500,000 guaranteed PPC UK Primary Occasion.

The huge £66,271 Ashraf won for becoming this tournament’s champion is the second-largest reside score of his career, and pushed him to fifth-location in the all-time cash list at Dusk Till Dawn with $890,000 in accumulated prize funds.

PPC UK Principal Event Final Table Outcomes

Waheed Ashraf celebrates

Spot Player Prize
1 Waheed Ashraf £66,271*
2 Mitchell Johnson £60,979*
3 Ronald Musson £37,500
4 Mike Allen £26,500
5 Bhavin Khatri £18,750
6 Justin Tsui £13,750
7 Bako Mazalahewsa £10,750
eight Ben Dobson £8,750
9 Anonymous £7,340

*reflects a heads-up deal

Some 1,044 players purchased into the PPC UK Major Occasion across the numerous on the internet and live starting flights. These entrants ensured the £500,000 guarantee was beaten by £6,340.

The players who finished in the leading 156 place and, therefore, in the funds, read like a who’s who of the poker globe, such was the tournament’s lure. Guy Taylor, David Docherty, Richard Trigg, Kully Sidhu, Christopher Brammer, Jonathan Gill, and Matthew Davenport all cashed but failed to attain the final table.

All but two of the nine finalists turned their £560 investment into five figures. A player wishing to remain anonymous busted in ninth for £7,340 before WSOP bracelet winner Ben Dobson bowed out in eighth place for a £8,750 addition to his bankroll.

The first 5-figure haul of the tournament, namely £10,750, went to way of Bako Mazalahewsa prior to Justin Tsui and Bhavin Katri crashed out and collected £13,750 and £18,750 from the DTD cashier’s desk.

Mike Allen saw his tournament finish abruptly in fourth spot, which earned him a career-ideal prize weighing in at £26,500. Heads-up was set soon right after when Ronald Musson ran out of steam. Musson’s demise in third came with a £37,500 score.

Ashraf found himself heads-up against Mitchell Johnson, a formidable player who he has battled a lot of instances at Dusk Till Dawn, on the internet, and around the world. Johnson won a £1,one hundred Higher Roller at the end of March for £32,670 but had to make do with the £60,979 consolation prize of the PPC UK Principal Occasion this time about because Ashraf defeated him in the 1-on-a single battle. The heads-up duo struck a deal such is their respect for a single yet another.

Initial place came with the winner’s trophy and an impressive £66,271. Look out for Ashraf the next time DTD hosts a significant reside poker occasion, and during the upcoming MILLIONS On the internet KO Series.

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