Lucas Blanco Oliver Wins the Inaugural Devilfish Cup
Spain’s Lucas Blanco Oliver is the winner of the inaugural £1 million guaranteed Devilfish Cupafter he topped a star-studded field of 204 entrants to get his hands on £250,000, the winner’s trophy and a special edition guitar signed by co-founder of Queen, Brian May.
2016 Devilfish Cup Final Table Results
|1||Lucas Blanco Oliver||£250,000|
Some of the United Kingdom and Europe’s elite poker tournament players were among the 161 unique entries, who made 43 re-entries between them, in the £5,300 buy in tournament. Such luminaries as Louis Salter, Nick Hicks, Mike Sexton, Alex Goulder, Dara O’Kearney, Anton Wigg, Antoine Saout, Niall Farrell, Tony Dunst, Patrick Leonard, Michael Tureniec, Steve O’Dwyer and Jason Wheeler all fell before the money places.
Twenty places were paid and it was Wahid Patel who was the unfortunate bubble boy, falling in 21st place, meaning those remaining 20 players with chips in front of them had locked up at least £9,700 for their efforts.
The nine-handed final table took eight-and-a-half hours from start to finish, with Ian Simpsonrunning jacks into a pair of kings to be the first casualty of the finale.