Davies takes GUKPT Cardiff title

Julian Davies topped a field of 171 runners at the G Casino from 24-31 May to lift the Cardiff GUKPT title.

Davies took the biggest chunk of the guaranteed £100,000 prize pool despite starting the final day seventh out of nine. Short-stacked with five players left, Davies was one card away from elimination but doubled up after rivering a queen to beat Joanne Ramsden's pocket nines.

He didn't look back from there, eventually going heads up with long-time leader Owain Carey. The final pair agreed a chop before playing on for an extra £1,000 and the trophy.

After a lengthy two-handed battle it was Davies who took the title, when his pocket aces held against Carey's short-stacked shove with QC-10S.

GUKPT Cardiff
1st Julian Davies £25,000
2nd Owain Carey £24,500
3rd Joe Keegans £12,500
4th Joanne Ramsden £8,400
5th Rais Khan £5,800
6th Bash Ahmed £4,200
7th Dan Owston £3,300
8th Greg Barratt £2,800
9th Kyle Hyman £2,500