- Maxwell struck a deal with Jonathan McCann and went on to win the title and the £98,150 top prize
- It was the largest score of Maxwell’s career
- Maxwell is a regular at Dusk Till Dawn
The PokerStars UKIPT Nottingham Main Event is now done and dusted. The Main Event winner was Adam Maxwell, one of the regular grinders at Dusk Till Dawn.
The UK poker player agreed to a heads-up deal with Jonathan McCann to claim £98,150 in top prize and emerge as the 2022 PokerStars UKIPT Nottingham Main Event winner.
Maxwell’s latest win tops all of his live tournament scores and surpasses his previous biggest cash by a significant margin, based on his Hendon Mob profile.
How Things Played Out
Nine players made it to the final table and it was Tom Simm who was eliminated first. David Ledden held pocket jacks before hitting a jack on the flop to beat Simm’s ace-queen and send him to the rail in 9th place for £10,250.
The second player to go was Philip Clarke whose pocket deuces didn’t work out against the queen-ten of Daniel Gormley. Clarke collected £12,780 for finishing 8th. Next out was Alex Montgomery who settled for 7th place for £16,610 after his king-ten was dominated by Michael Howard‘s ace-nine.
The final table became five-handed with the exit of Fabio Sperling whose ace-trey was defeated by the pocket threes of Maxwell. Sperling walked away with £21,610 for his 6th-place finish. Ledden then finished off Gormley with pocket queens versus ace-ten, with the latter taking home £28,080 for finishing 5th.
Next to bust was Howard who finished in 4th place for £36,500. His pair of kings just didn’t hold against McCann’s flush. After nearly an hour, it was Ledden’s turn to go. He was knocked out by Maxwell with pocket tens versus ace-nine. Ledden took the 3rd spot with £47,460 in winnings.
Maxwell and McCann entered heads-up play with the former ahead in chips. Two hands into the action, both players decided to halt the game and negotiate a deal, guaranteeing Maxwell £81,010 and his opponent £74,500. The duo decided to leave £17,140 and the title to play for which ultimately went to Maxwell.
In the final hand, McCann shoved his remaining 18 big blinds with king-four. Maxwell limp-called with a superior ace-eight which improved to a straight on the turn, making him the 2022 UKIPT Nottingham Main Event champion. McCann earned £74,500 for finishing second.