Lukas Daszysnski Wins APAT Welsh Amateur Poker Championship

Lukas Daszynski wins APAT Welsh Amateur Poker ChampionshipLast weekend student Lukas Daszynski won the APAT Welsh Amateur Poker Championship at the Amateur Poker Association and Tour (APAT) in Les Croupiers Casino in Cardiff.

Daszynski, who is studying at Plymouth University, picked up the APAT title and £4,032 – about $6,600/€4,600, after seeing off 167 other players in the Welsh capital city. On top of that, as part of a package sponsored by 888poker, he also won a United Kingdom & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) main event seat.

The London-based Polish player made an incredible recovery at the final table, having at one point been reduced to only a few blinds when his aces were cracked by K-Q off-suit.

However, his luck returned once the Pole made heads-up against chip leader Alan Vaughan. With the board showing Kc-3c-6c and most of the chips in the middle, Vaughan revealed Ac-10c to secure the nut flush, while Daszynski had K-6 off-suit for two pair.

All seemed lost for Daszynski, but – following a blank on the turn – another king arrived to hand the Pole an unexpected full house and a massive chip lead.

Demolished, Vaughan was finally beaten a few hands later, although he must have been fairly happy with his tournament as he only got into the event as an reserve.

The next APAT event is the UK Pub Poker Championship in Blackpool on June 25-26, which is then followed by the Scottish Amateur Poker Championship in Glasgow on July 30-31.

Final table positions and payouts:
1. Lukas Daszynski – £4032
2. Alan Vaughan – £2520
3. Dave Howard – £1512
4. Bob Bulman – £1008
5. Anthony Johnson – £756
6. Jon O’Neill – £504
7. Paul Williams – £378
8. Darren Moore – £315
9. Gavin Morgans – £252