Andrew Jankowski from the United Kingdom qualified for the WPT National Nottingham Main Event with the $1,000,000 total guaranteed prize pool by winning the online tournament, whose buy-in was one cent, on the site PartyPoker. At the end of his poker Odyssey Jankowski won the $1,100 buy-in tournament, which was held at Dusk Till Dawn Casino.He obtained 192,210 dollars. At that moment, it was his largest prize in his entire poker career. The winner managed to beat 886 opponents, including 98 prize-winners.
On May 23 evening the nine participants of the final round were determined. Soon, their number decreased to eight, since Vivek Gudhka, who had entered the game with the lowest number of chips, was eliminated. His 9th-place finish allowed him to receive 18,396 dollars. Two hours later, Dinarte DeSousa left the table with an 8th-place finish and 24,605 dollars. In his last hand DeSousa moved all in with a pair of sevens. Steven Game called with a pair of eights. It is interesting to note that the cards revealed by the dealer on the flop, turn, and river did not allow players to collect any higher-ranking hand. So, the game was finished for DeSousa.
A little bit later, three players were eliminated almost one after the other. When Miikka Toikka with a king- ten saw an ace and queen on the flop, he was looking forward to observing a jack on the table. Unfortunately, it did not appear. So, Toikka occupied the 7th position in the final standings and obtained 31,842 dollars. Then Matthew Davenport pushed all in, having an ace of diamonds and seven. George Plarkou called with an ace-queen. The flop showed a pair of threes and five. The turn brought a jack. A four was on the river. As a result, Davenport finished in the 6th place and earned 39,803 dollars. A few minutes later, Terry Jordon, who had a pair of jacks, raised to three hundred thousand. As in the previous hand, Plarkou called. He had an ace-queen. Jankowski decided to join the battle with his ace-king and moved all in. Jordon readily called and Plarkou fold. The flop brought a king, nine, and six. A king appeared on the turn. A four was on the river. Jordon’s 5th place brought him 50,658 dollars.
Ten minutes later, George Plarkou failed. First, he lost the lion's share of his chips in a battle with Mr. Game. And in the next hand, Plarkou moved all in on the preflop with a queen-four. Daniel Tang called with an ace-five. The flop brought a five, ace, and three. A jack was on the turn. The river brought a seven, which actually helped to determine the fate of the 4th place. Plarkou earned 65,132 dollars.
The third place and 86,842 dollars were won by Mr. Game, whose ace-king was beaten by Jankowski’s king-seven.
At the beginning of the heads-up series, the Jankowski’s advantage in the number of chips over his opponent was impressive: 21.5 million versus 4.825 million. Although Tang almost doubled his stack, the gap was too big to be overcome. The final hand brought an eight, three, and six on the flop, an ace on the turn, and a queen on the river. Tang had a ten and eight, whereas Jankowski could boast an ace-deuce. Tang took the 2nd place and earned 130,263 dollars.