Byron Sugars wins DTD200

Byron Sugars got his hands on the largest live poker tournament cash of his career this weekend when he triumphed in the latest edition of the £100,000 guaranteed DTD200 event at Dusk Till Dawn, Nottingham.

Place Player Prize
1 Byron J Sugars £21,100
2 Ashley Timms £13,200
3 Luke Flack £9,400
4 Luke Barradell £7,500
5 Reza Ebrahimi £6,400
6 Funda Mehmet £5,300
7 Steven Watkins £4,450
8 Christopher Da Silva £3,750

*prize money includes a £1,100 ticket

Sugars went into the final table as the shortest stack but did not let that perturb him and he soon laddered up the payout table when Chris Da Silva found himself all in with eight-five and Reza Ebrahimi three-bet isolated with a pair of red nines. The five community didn’t even hint at helping Da Silva and he was gone in eighth.

Next to fall was Steven Watkins who saw Luke Berradell limp in from the small blind and decided to raise all in to steal the blinds and antes. Watkins made this move with the lowly seven-deuce and was in a whole world of pain when Berradell snap-called with pocket tens. The tens held and Watkins’ tournament was over.

Sixth place went to Funda Mehmet whose demise was confirmed by two hands in quick succession. First, Mehmet’s {7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} lost to Ashley Timms{K-Spades}{10-Diamonds} when the board ran {Q-Spades}{J-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} then Mehmet committed the rest of her short stack with eight-five and ran into a pair of queens.

Ebrahimi fell in fifth place when he ran into a full house of Timms before Berradell crashed out in fourth.

Third place and £9,400 went to Luke Flack who got his stack into the middle with {6-Clubs}{4-Clubs} on a {6-Spades}{7-Spades}{10-Clubs} flop against the {7-Clubs}{5-Clubs} of Sugars. That pair of sevens held.

In the final hand of this week’s tournament, Timms raised to 600,000 with {4-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} and Sugars called with {J-Hearts}{10-Clubs}, Sugars check-called a 600,000 continuation bet on the {9-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{k-Spades} flop before leading for 2,000,000 on the {10-Hearts} turn. Timms moved all in and Sugars called. Timms needed a four, and only a four to stay in the tournament, but the river was the {9-Clubs}, which sent him to the rail and left Sugars to claim the winners’ trophy.

The DTD200 is taking a brief hiatus so that Dusk Till Dawn can concentrate on the £1 million guaranteed Grand Prix UK, a £220 buy in tournament with a seven-figure prize pool on the line.

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