Steven Morris Wins the PartyPoker LIVE UK Poker Championships £5,300 Super High Roller for £70,000

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Steven Morris Wins the PartyPoker LIVE UK Poker Championships £5,300 Super High Roller for £70,000
21 Feb

Birmingham’s Steven Morris took down the £70,000 first prize in the partypoker LIVE UK Poker Championships £5,300 Super High Roller last night, taking his live cashes over the £150k mark to add to a similar number in online poker earnings.

The Englishman saw off a tough field of 40 entries which included the likes of Flying Dutchman Marcel Luske who was coming to the Dusk Till Dawn Casino in Nottingham  fresh from his 2nd spot in the partypoker MILLIONS Live Germany High Roller in Rozvadov.

The field exactly matched the guarantee and six players would find themselves in the money come the end of day 2, but Luske wouldn’t be one of them – and neither would the German pair of Manig Loeser nor Luske’s vanquisher a few days ago, Dominik Nitsche. Eight players were in contention however…

…among them Tom Middleton, the EPT Barcelona winner back in 2013 and with over $3million in cashes to his name, but although he battled hard and reached the final four, he eventually fell at the hands of China’s Xiaoyang Luo

When Luo himself hit the rails, it left Morris and Hindocha to fight it out heads up for the trophy…

…and it would take 80 hands of ding-dong blows being traded, including a two-outer on the river to survive, before the Yorkshireman could finally shake off the Dusk Till Dawn regular, but Hindocha’s £45,000 for the runner-up spot was still double his previous biggest cash.

Afterwards a delighted Morris told reporters:

"I've been close a few times," adding, "I feel ecstatic to be fair, honestly. Played it last minute and the first day went pretty well coming back as chip leader. Today we just ran up a stack! The first day was really tough, with a tough table. I had Steven Warburton, Tom Middleton, Michael Zhang and Dominik Nitsche. With it being a really small field it was really tough. It's pretty sick; different to winning a package and playing a massive field."

He said of the finale against Hindocha:

"We talked about a deal but my short-stack game is pretty strong. I was pretty confident that if I could grind him down I'd be alright. Obviously, I hit the two-outer originally, but that's the thing - you've got to win flips and he had his own moments. It was pretty sick!"

Final table results

1Steven Morris
2Nishid Hindocha
3Xiaoyang Luo
4Tom Middleton
5Chris Sly
6Nicholas Todd

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