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Canadian superstar Shawn Buchanan can call himself a partypoker Players Championship (PPC) UK champion after he navigated his way through a 1,204-strong field in the $162 buy-in Opener event. Buchanan turned his initial investment into $26,279 with bounty payments included, giving him plenty of ammunition for the rest of the series.

#01 Opener Final Table Results

Place Player Country Bounties Prize Total Prize
1 Shawn Buchanan Canada $12,219 $14,060 $26,279
2 Gregor Klun Slovenia $2,356 $14,037 $16,393
3 Mathis Nehring Germany $897 $9,280 $10,177
4 Daniel Morgan United Kingdom $3,542 $6,004 $9,546
5 Julien Loire United Kingdom $1,480 $4,085 $5,565
6 Mark Gardner United Kingdom $1,276 $3,138 $4,414
7 Pablo Fernando Germany $1,934 $2,299 $4,233
8 Thiago Medeiros Brazil $1,205 $1,819 $3,024
9 Renato Ribeiro Hungary $1,383 $1,431 $2,814

Some 178 players made it through to the final day, each guaranteed at least a min-cash from the main prize pool. That min-cash weighed in at $194 but, thanks to the bounty element, none of the nine players who reached the final table walked away with less than $2,814 for their effortd.

Renato Ribeiro was the ninth-place finisher and recipient of the aforementioned $2,814 prize. Thiago Medeiros and Pablo Fernando joined Ribeiro on the ril, doing so with $3,024 and $4,233 in prize money resepctively.

The next three eliminated partypoker players all hail from the United Kingdom. Mark Gardner, Julien Loire, and Daniel Morgan each bowed out, and saw prizes of $4,414, $5,565, and $9,546 land in their partypoker accounts.

Morgan’s exit locked in a five-figure score for the surviving trio of players. Those three became two when Mathis Nehring of Germany ran out of steam and fell in third, a finish good for $10,177. The German’s untimely demise left Buchanan heads-up against Gregor Klun of Slovenia.

Buchanan was a huge favourite going into heads-up, not least because the Canadian has almost $7 million in live poker tournament winnings. The favourite lived up to the hype and busted Klun in second place, the 12th opponent Buchanen busted. This resigned Klun to a consolation prize worth $16,393, while Buchanan got his hands on $26,279 and the title of champion.

Other PPC UK Results

Five other PPC UK events have crowned their champions. Evert Rosseel of Belgium banked the largest prize from this quintet, scooping a $10,413 prize after coming out on top in the $215 6-Max Knockout event.

Event Entrants Prize pool Champion Prize
#02 Deepstack Knockout 550 $55,000 David Harris $7,249*
#03 Omaha Knockout 133 $30,000 Christoffer Jensen $6,900*
#04 6-Max Knockout 275 $60,000 Evert Rosseel $10,413*
#05 Mix-Max 303 $30,300 Cian O’Sullivan $5,140
#06 7-Max Knockout 322 $50,000 Mark Junge $8,285*

Remaining Online PPC UK Events

The PPC UK action continues online at partypoker on April 21 with the $50,000 guaranteed Mix-Max Knockout. April 22 sees the first flight of the Mini Main Event, which is only mini in name because it comes with a chunky $250,000 guaranteed prize pool for a $109 buy-in. Satellites for the Mini Main are available right now with buy-ins of $0.01, $0.55, $2.20,$5.50, and $22.

There is a $22 buy-in Mega Sat for the Mini Main running at 19:30 BST on April 21 that has 50x $109 seats guaranteed. Get involved and grab yourself a seat!

Date Time Event Buy-in Venue
Thu 21 Apr 20:05 PPC UK #07 Mix-Max Knockout: $50K Gtd $109 Online
Fri 22 Apr 19:05 PPC UK #08 Mini Main Day 1: $250K Gtd $109 Online
20:05 PPC UK #09 6-Max Turbo: $20K Gtd $75 Online
Sat 23 Apr 15:05 PPC UK #08 Mini Main Day 1: $250K Gtd $109 Online
19:05 PPC UK #08 Mini Main Day 1: $250K Gtd $109 Online
20:05 PPC UK #10 7-Max Turbo Knockout: $40K Gtd $162 Online
Sun 24 Apr 15:05 PPC UK #08 Mini Main Day 1: $250K Gtd $109 Online
17:05 PPC UK #08 Mini Main Day 1: $250K Gtd $109 Online
19:30 PPC UK #08 Mini Main Final Day: $250K Gtd Online
20:05 PPC UK #11 Main Event Day 1: £500K Gtd £550 Online
20:05 PPC UK #12 Omaha: $30K Gtd $320 Online
Mon 25 Apr 20:05 PPC UK #13 6-Max: $30K Gtd $109 Online
Tue 26 Apr 20:05 PPC UK #14 Deepstack Turbo: $20K Gtd $75 Online
Wed 27 Apr 20:05 PPC UK #11 Main Event Day 1: £500K Gtd £550 Online
20:05 PPC UK #15 7-Max Knockout: $50K Gtd $109 Online

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