Sam Mitten-Laurence wins UKIPT Nottingham

Sam Mitten-Laurence wins UKIPT Nottingham

Monday, 20 April 2015

Sam Mitten-Laurence can usually be found grinding tournaments online but showed that his live game is in A1 shape after claiming the UKIPT Nottingham Main Event.

The 24-year-old parlayed a £160 satellite seat into a £182,200 payday after topping a massive 1,036 runner-field at Dusk Till Dawn.

Mitten-Laurence's achievement was all the more impressive given that this was only his second live tournament appearance!

After working his way through a final table that included Kuljinder Sidhu, Krzysztof Jacyk, Patrick Clarke and Richard Jones just Trevor Pearson stood in the way of Mitten-Laurence and a first major title. Last year's third place finisher couldn't overturn a three to one chip deficit and finally hit the rail when his AJ couldn't crack Mitten-Laurence's AK.

"I've really enjoyed the whole week, especially since it's been so long since my last live tournament," Mitten-Laurence told the PokerStars Blog. "It's been a great experience. I definitely plan on playing more UKIPT events, and I'll probably travel for some EPTs too."

UKIPT Nottingham Final Table Payouts

1st. Sam Mitten-Laurence, United Kingdom, PokerStars Qualifer, £182,000
2nd. Trevor Pearson, United Kingdom, PokerStars Qualifer, £110,000
3rd. Richard Jones, United Kingdom, £77,400
4th. Patrick Clarke, Ireland, £58,100
5th. Krzysztof Jacyk, Poland, PokerStars Qualifier, £44,700
6th. Kuljinder Sidhu, United Kingdom, £32,000
7th. Sunil Pancholi, United Kingdom, £24,200
8th. Luke Perrott, United Kingdom, PokerStars Qualifier, £17,320

Image courtesy of Mickie May at PokerStars.

Tags: Sam Mitten-Laurence, UKIPT Nottingham