Chris Johnson Wins Genting Opener

Chris Johnson Wins Genting Opener

Monday, 9 February 2015

The opening leg of the new Genting Poker Series season is in the book with Chris Johnson the first name inked into 2015 roll of honour.

Johnson has enjoyed plenty of success in the online game playing under the moniker 'Makkapak' including taking down the PokerStars Sunday Million in April last year for over $191k. The midlander showed that his live tournament skills are pretty hot too after topping a 404 runner field at Star City in Birmingham over the weekend.

Johnson dominated the final table and after Thomas Clack was elminated in fourth the final trio agreed a chop which would eventually see Hui Jin and Irishman Tony McTiernan (who was down to 3 BB at one stage on Saturday) taking £22,880 apiece and 'Makkapak' £37,000.

With all but £380 sewn up, it didn't take long for Johnson to seal victory, busting Jin first with poocket tens against Q8, then stacking McTiernan when his pocket threes held against 10-7.

The win in Birmingham was Johnson's second major cause for celebration in recent weeks as he's just become a father for the third time.

GPS Birmingham Final Table Payouts

1st - £37,000 - Chris Johnson
2nd - £22,880 - Tony McTiernan
3rd - £22,880 - Hui Jin
4th - £13,420 - Thomas Clack
5th - £9,690 - Kev Parkes
6th - £7,440 - Mark Evans
7th - £5,810 - Baljit Singh
8th - £4,040 - Miguel King
9th - £2,830 - Shaun Walsh
10th - £1,520 - Ali Zihni

The Genting Poker Series heads to Essex for its next stop with the Genting Club in Westcliff the venue from 16 to 22 March. Qualify online at Genting Poker.

Tags: Chris Johnson, Makkapak, Genting Poker Series, GPS Birmingham, Star City