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Local hero Adam Maxwell bested a 582-entry field in the UK & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) Nottingham £1,100 Main Event, which returned to the Dusk Till Dawn poker club, winning a career-best £98,150 (~$118,534). The 27-year-old picked up his third live title after striking a heads-up deal with Jonathan McCann (2nd for £74,500, ~ $89,973).
Maxwell, a cash game pro, plays exclusively at the Dusk Till Dawn Nottingham. The win boosted his live tournament tally to $325,054.
Maxwell entered the final day’s play second in chips among nine finalists and managed to navigate the challenging field.
Before the heads-up began, Adam Maxwell and Jonathan McCann agreed on a deal that gave Maxwell £81,010 and McCann £74,500, keeping the trophy and £17,140 in play for the eventual champion.
Even after the deal, the duo fought hard for the title, and the duel lasted around ninety minutes, with Maxwell maintaining a near 2:1 chip lead throughout. McCann made his final move with his stack down to about 15 BBs. He moved all-in with and Maxwell called off with . The rundown threw no surprises, declaring Maxwell as the 2022 UKIPT Nottingham Main Event!
In his post-win interview, Maxwell said, “It feels very good; it’s not quite sunk in yet.”
When asked about the heads-up duel, Maxwell said, “It was a tough battle, but I feel like the cards went my way.”
Talking about his poker journey, Maxwell shared he started playing in school with his friends in £10 home games before moving to online poker and added, “I started taking poker more seriously in my second/third year of university.”
Maxwell said the turning point for him stack-wise was the bubble, where he accumulated a lot of chips, and his years of experience (primarily playing cash) put him in good stead after that. He also added that he would be back to grinding cash and will continue playing tournaments when they happen at Dusk Till Dawn.
Final Table Results (GBP)
*denotes a heads-up deal
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