Eleanor Gudger Takes Third Place in UKIPT High Roller

Eleanor Gudger

In these days the fourth season of the UKIPT takes place in Nottingham at the famous Dusk till Dawn Poker Club. The event will run until Saturday, when the final table of the Main Event will play down to a winner.

Yesterday the £3,300 High Roller, which attracted 86 entries and 15 re-entries, played down to its conclusion. The 101 entries created a prize pool of hefty £303,000. With that kind of money up for grabs, the new Team PKR Pro Eleanor “Elz” Gudger decided to give a £300 satellite a shot. She ended up winning it,  and on day 2 of the High Roller she was one of nine players seated at the final table.

Eleanor Gudger came into the final table as a short stack and soon she was down to only around 16 big blinds. But a double up with tens versus Ace-Jack and later with Ace-nine against deuces kept her alive. Meanwhile one player after the other was sent to the rail, and suddenly they were down to three: Gudger, Dave Shallow and Richard Kellett.

In the final hand Kellett opened and Gudger three-bet with Ace-King from the blinds. On a Jack-high flop Gudger check-raised Kellett and he called. The turn gave Gudger a gutshot to a straight and she moved all-in. Kellett snapped with a flopped two pair and the river was a blank.

Eleanor Gudger received £36,950 for her third place finish. The biggest cash of her career so far. No wonder she seemed pleased on Twitter and thanked her followers for their support:

Gudger is mainly known as an excellent online tournament player, and she is the most successful female tournament player ever on PKR. In the last couple of years Gudger has also played some live tournaments. In 2011 she finishing second in the WSOPE Ladies Event for $13,316, and two years after she finished sixth in the WSOP Ladies Championships for $27,045. Her recent success bodes well for the upcoming WSOP, where we hope to see her make a deep run again.

Photo: Danny Maxwell, PokerStars Blog

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