The second stop of the 888poker LIVE 2023 season wrapped up at the prestigious Grosvenor Victoria Casino in London, which proved to be a great success once again.
In the end, Dave McConachie took down the Main Event in "The VIC," beating a field of 385 players and took home £83,100 after making a deal with Francis Obadun during heads-up play, who pocketed £75,000 for 2nd place finish.
It was 11 days of non-stop poker action, and Day 1A of the Main Event kicked off on April 20 with 114 entries. Only 33 players survived, including 888poker ambassador Lucia Navarro. The next day 1B followed with a massive 202 entries and 62 players bagging their chips for Day 2. Among the big stacks was a popular Twitch streamer and YouTuber, Jack "pieface23" McDermott. With an additional 29 players from Turbo 1C, 138 players qualified for the second day, where 38 places were paid.
After 12 hours of play on Saturday, Vietnam’s Hong Pham accumulated most of the chips, going into Day 3 as a comfortable chip leader. Chips quickly disappeared after she made an ill-timed bluff against a fellow big stack, and she was later knocked out in 6th place.
Obadun and McConachie were involved in most of the elimination at the final table, but Francis started the HU battle as a 3:1 favorite. Dave quickly closed the gap with even stacks, and at this point, the pair began discussing a deal.
They’ve agreed to bank £75,000 each with an additional £8,100 and a trophy left to play. In the last hand, chips went in before the flop, with Obadun being severely dominated with A9 against 7McConachie’s AJ. The board ran out TT7 T 3, and Dave lifted the trophy for the win at the 888poker LIVE London.
2023 888poker LIVE London Results
|1||Dave McConachie||United Kingdom||£83,100*|
|2||Francis Obadun||United Kingdom||£75,000*|
|3||Ryan Otto||New Zealand||£39,500|
|4||Smit Trivedi||United Kingdom||£25,250|
|5||Jiaze Li||United Kingdom||£16,450|
|7||Bixi Yao||United Kingdom||£8,750|
|8||Tobias Kirby Hogarty||United Kingdom||£7,500|
|9||Raymond Caabay||United Kingdom||£6,400|
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