Monday 7th November, 2016

Rodriguez Cruz wins WPT UK Main Event

By Mad Harper

Spain notched up another victory at the WPT Festival of Poker at Dusk Till Dawn yesterday when Luis Rodriguez Cruz took down the World Poker Tour Main Event. Rodriguez beat Christopher Yong after an utterly dominant  performance to carve his name in poker history as the latest WPT Champions Club member

As well as a career-best £200,000, Rodriguez also received a $15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions ticket. Overall the £2,000 event attracted 522 entries, with 54 making the money including finalists Seamus Cahill and Alex Lindop, Kully Sidhu, Ben Winsor (who took down the WPT500 event earlier in the week), UKIPT Marbella champion Ludovic Geilich, Tony Dunst, Tamer Kamel, Alex Goulder, Padraig Parkinson, EPT Malta winner Niall Farrell and Ollie Price.

Rodriguez Cruz, a regular at European Poker Tour events, hails from Lugo in Galicia and is currently studying business at the ICADE University. He now has live tournament winnings of more than $350,000. He wasn’t the only Spaniard to triumph in Nottingham though; his friend Lucas Blanco took down the Devilfish Cup for a monster cash of £250,000.

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