The Spring Championship of internet poker that was brought by PokerStars presented us with a new winner from England. The winner’s name is Julian Gardner, he is from the city of Manchester and he has been playing professional poker since he left high school. His wealth from internet games amounts to one million sterling. His history in professional online poker is highlighted by his second spot in the WSOP’s main event in 2002. This spot has earned him 1.1 million dollars, which was one heck of a start to his career in live poker tournaments.
He reached the final table and won it over, and he battled it out with online professionals such as Jason Mercier and Phil Galfond. He won an amazing 118,606 dollars; this is the main prize for the 1,000 dollars buy in event. This event had over 240 participants. Among the names of these participants were Dan Kelly, Michael Benvenuti and Jason Gray, which produced a grand prize pool worth 682,000 dollars.
The final table of the event started with 6 players and then reached the 4 final players. These 3 players were Julian Gardner, Mercier and Galfond. All of them stated that they were very tired and they accepted the 3 way chop. Resulting from his lead in the chips and a good poker hand, Gardner bested his opponents in the final hand. He walked out claiming the big prize and left his opponents with 114,606 dollars each.