Gary Miller managed to emerge victorious from the 888poker WPT500 London, by overcoming the competition of the 1,810 player field and taking home the first-place prize of £114,000.
The victory at the WPT500 London event, which featured a $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool, brought him his first WPT cash since he finished on the second place in a £200 buy-in side event at the WPT National in Newcastle in 2015. At the time he took the runner-up position, he scooped a cash prize of £14,000. In addition, the WPT500 London brought Miller his largest-ever live cash in his career.
888poker WPT500 London was held at the Aspers Westfield Stratford City from March 23rd to April 2nd, with a buy-in of £420. A total of 1,810 players entered the competition during the starting flights to try to take down the event and lay hands on the largest guaranteed prize pool portion and the tournament’s trophy.
Third Day and Final Table Ranking
Miller started the third, and final day of the WPT500 London event as a chip leader. At the end of the event’s second day, he got a chip stack of 5,805,000 and was to lead the final nine on the third day of WPT500 London, followed by Adrian Petrus with 4,590,000 and Richard Hoadley with 3,800,000. Although Miller lost some of his headstart to Hailu on several occasions at the time when the final table was held, he eventually triumphed as the event’s winner.
The first one to get eliminated was Sunil Mistri, with him leaving after the first hand of the day. Then, the eliminations followed, with the rest of the players knocked out one by one. After the break, the game proceeded at a fast pace, with Getnet Hailu having moved ahead of Gary Miller in the standings.
Several hands later, Miller managed to get the chip lead and even extended it, with four million in chips clear of his three remaining opponents. With Charles Akadiri hitting the rail, it was time for the three-handed play between Miller, Hailu and Bradley. It did not take long to Bradley to get eliminated, leaving the last two survivors to their final clash.
Miller managed to keep his position, grinding Hailu down to ten big blinds, and after getting a better hand, he managed to emerge as the 888poker WPT500 London victor.
With Gary Miller taking the first place in the ranking, scooping a guaranteed prize pool portion of £114,000, Getnet Hailu remained on the runner-up position, taking home a total of £79,830 for his efforts. The third place in the ranking was taken by Dwayne Bradley for £51,470.
Charles Akadiri remained fourth, followed by Sang Leung on the fifth position. The sixth place was taken by Richard Hoadley, while Kevin O’Donnell got seventh. The eighth and ninth position in the ranking were taken by Adrian Petrus and Sunil Mistri, respectively.