UK Poker Pros Claim Main Event Wins In Coventry and Marrakech January 23, 2024 Stefan Nedeljkovic

UK Poker Pros Claim Main Event Wins In Coventry and Marrakech

 Players January 23, 2024 by  Stefan Nedeljkovic

Jamie Le and Max DevesonSummary:

  • Jamie Le triumphed in the 888poker UKPL Coventry ME for £37,605
  • Max Deveson won the WSOPC Marrakech ME for €200,000
  • Le became the tour’s first Main Event champ and Deveson won his first circuit ring

UK poker pros Jamie Le and Max Deveson were crowned Main Event champs over the weekend after taking down the 888poker UK Poker League (UKPL) Main Event and the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) Marrakech Main Event respectively.

Le took home £37,605 for his victory, while Deveson walked away with €200,000 in first-place prize.

Le Becomes first UKPL Main Event Champion

The inaugural 888poker UK Poker League (UKPL) made its first stop in Coventry from January 16-21 and it ended successfully, with Jamie Le going down in history as the first-ever UKPL Main Event champion. The UK poker pro topped a 371-entry field in the £560 buy-in 888poker UKPL Coventry Main Event to secure the title and £37,605 in top prize.

The rest of the final table was made up of Dan Laidlaw (2nd, £27,880), Arian Kashani (3rd, £18,980), Anthony Kennedy (4th, £12,335), Archie Seaton (5th, £8,280), Alex Todd (6th, £5,815), Wendy Watson MBE (7th, £4,670), Paul O’Callaghan (8th, £4,055) and Paul Whitehead (9th, £3,435).

Le’s latest victory is a great addition to his list of live poker achievements, which include a win in the 2022 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) Luton Main Event from which he earned his biggest score so far of £95,630. In 2023, he came close to clinching a back-to-back victory after finishing second in the same tournament for £61,600.

The other big winners at UKPL Coventry include Mohammed Hussain (£1,100 High Roller, £23,800), and Xu Hang (£250 Voyage, £20,130). The 888poker tour heads next to Grosvenor Casino Edinburgh with an event taking place from February 13-18.

Deveson Wins WSOPC Marrakech Main Event

While the UKPL Coventry was taking place, there was some major action over in Morocco as well, as the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) series dropped by the Casino de Marrakech at Es Sadi Marrakech Resort, bringing with it 13 ring events. Among the big winners was Max Deveson who took down the Main Event.

Deveson outlasted 1,163 entrants and survived a grueling two-and-a-half-hour heads-up match against Antoine Delorme to win the tournament for €200,000 and claim his first WSOP Circuit ring. Delorme settled for second place with €143,000 in winnings.

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Stefan is our contributor to our German site, nicknamed "El Kepa" he has been a passionate gamer and online poker player for more than fifteen years after realising Biology was no longer his thing...