Matthew Scott Wins Fox Poker Club Main Event

Matthew ScottNorthern Ireland’s Matthew Scott picked up the top prize of £9,000 (approximately €10,200 or $14,350) for winning the £300+£25 (€340+€28/$560+$40) July Fox Poker Club main event in London last night after outlasting a 115-strong field that created a prize pool of £34,500 (€39,000/$55,000).

The 20-year-old Matthew Scott from Ulster – who is serving in the Irish Guards – reached a chop agreement with second-placed Nathan Gentry (£8,250/€9,370/$13,150) following Duncan Mackie’s elimination in third place for £4,140 (€4,700/$6,600).

The agreement saw Scott and Gentry received £8,250 before they played on for an additional £750 (€850/$1,200) and the main event title.

Even though the vast majority of the winnings had already been decided, spectators then witnessed an epic heads-up battle before a winner was reached, with Scott’s A-10 finally defeating Gentry’s A-8.

It really was an incredible pay day for Scott, who only took part in the main event as he was unlikely to make the £35 (€40/$56) buy-in tournament because he was way down the reserve list.

The next £300+£25 Fox Poker Club main event is scheduled for August 6-7, while the London’s Calling mini-festival – which has a £500+£40 (€568+45/$800+$64) main event – takes place on Sunday, July 28 at 15:00 (BST).

Top 16 placings and payouts from the July Fox Poker Club main event:

1. Matthew Scott £9,000 (€10,200/$14,350)

2. N Gentry £8,250 (€9,370/$13,150)

3. D Mackie £4,140 (€4,700/$6,600)

4. J Goldman £3,100 (€3,500/$4,950)

5. A Berkecz £2,420 (€2,750/$3,860)

6. P Burford £1,720 (€1,955/$2,745)

7. R Dsliva £1,380 (€1,570/$2,200)

8. V Hoang £1,040 (€1,182/$1,660)

9. T Hoang £690 (€784/$1,100)

10. P Souki £520 (€590/$830)

11. M Edgington £520 (€590/$830)

12. P Godden £520 (€590/$830)

13. G Husnu £300 (€340/$480)

14. P Luckraft £300 (€340/$480)

15. N McCullough £300 (€340/$480)

16. V Geidans £300 (€340/$480)