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Brandon Sheils Triumphs as partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK £1,100 Open Winner

The partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK £1,100 Open event was brought to an end mere hours ago, with the young British poker player Brandon Sheils triumphed as the winner, taking home a prize of US$234,000 (£180,000) following a heads-up play against the Albanian Arthur Gjoka.

This year, the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS US Open gathered a total player field of 1,009 entries, who accounted for a prize pool of £1,009,000.

There were some big names who were among the victims on the second day, including Jack Sinclair, partypoker ambassador Natalia Breiglieri and Paul Romain. Other popular poker players, who did not manage to make it to the final table of the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK £1,100 Open, were Chris Da-Silva, Andrew Hulme, Gordon Huntly and Benny Glaser.

The monetary prize of US$234,000 which Sheils got for his first-place ranking boosted his all-time live earnings to US$452,848, making the cash he got from his latest victory his largest one so far.

Sheils Beats Strong Competition for the First-Place Prize

Day 2 of the event started with 46 players who returned to take a seat.

Since the time when the final table was formed, Brandon Sheils has managed to keep his steady pace and win hand-after-hand during the fast-paced gameplay. He got the chip lead with a 253,500,000 stack at the beginning of the final table, holding a steady lead over Rory Liffey who was second with 162,000,000 in chips. Another major competitor for the champion’s title was the 2015 WSP UK Main Event winner Iaron Lightbourne, who entered the final table play with 93,500,000 in chips. The partypoker ambassador Anatoly Filatov was also one of the major favorites for winning the Open event’s title.

Still, only three-and-a-half hours after the beginning of the final table the number of players was reduced from nine to three.

Then, after the dinner break, it took the young British poker player only 30 minutes to take down the event by defeating both of his last two standing opponents and scoop the lion’s share of the £1,009,000 prize pool.

Brandon Sheils scooped the first-place prize of the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK £1,100 Open event, leaving his last standing opponent Artur Gjoka on the second place with a prize pool portion of US$145,000 (£112,000). The third position in the ranking was occupied by Rory Liffey from Ireland, who scooped a prize pool cash portion estimated to U$97,500 (£75,000).

Two British players remained on the fourth and fifth position – Dean Hutchison and Iaron Lightbourne, respectively. The sixth place was taken by Daniel Rezael, followed by Anatoly Filatov who won the Main Event of partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Russia only a few weeks ago. Two more Brits formed the final table ranking, as Anthony Wickert occupied the eighth position and Tom Smith remained ninth.