The SunBet Poker Tour’s stop at GrandWest was a resounding success, surpassing expectations and setting new benchmarks in the African poker scene. With each event eclipsing its guarantee, the series not only showcased the escalating talent in the region but also the growing enthusiasm for the sport.
Here’s a rundown of the phenomenal winners who made a mark in this series:
Welcome To Cape Town Winner: Huawei Sun – R215 000.
Big Shot Super Bounty Winner: Ahmed Karrim showed skill and strategy, securing R92 000 plus R80 000 in bounties.
SUPASTAK1 Winner: Clive Kikia claimed R108 000
Ladies Event: Melanie Weisner shone bright with R12 500
Mega Million Winner: International guest – Maxwell Young triumphed with an impressive R720 000
Little Slam Winner: Wesley Wessels took home R90 000
R200k SUPER HIGH ROLLER Winner: Imran Bhojani emerged victorious with a staggering R1 850 000
South African Club Championship Winner: Kelvin Dean won R90 100, with Team Pokerbet 2 and Lions Head sharing the Best-performing club prize of R150 000 and the Team Championship Trophy.
The Hendon Mob Championship – Cape Town Millions: Rachid Amamou claimed R375 560
High Roller Winner: Another win for Rachid Amamou – R800 000
SUPASTAK 2 Winner: Eben Lottering earned R125 000
Super Turbo Bounty Winner: Mike Franken walked away with R26 700 plus R12 000 in bounties.
Main Event Winner: Ahmed Karrim, in a spectacular performance, pocketed R1 050 000.
These victories are not just about the prize money; each player who cashed in a field with more than 32 entries and buy-ins R40k & below has also accrued points on the ‘Race to Sun City’ leaderboard. This sets the stage for the R2 Million FREEROLL happening next year at Sun City from 24th April to 5th May 2024. Stay tuned for the updated leaderboard in the coming days.
What truly set the GrandWest series apart was its ability to smash every set guarantee, a testament to the exceptional participation and the high level of poker showcased.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to every player, dealer, staff member, CardStream, Sun International, and SunBet for their unwavering support and dedication. This has been another successful year for the SunBet Poker Tour – Africa’s Richest Poker Tour, and it’s all thanks to the collective efforts of everyone involved.
Check out all the action-packed photos from the event: https://bit.ly/SPTGWPhotos
As we close the chapter on the GrandWest series, we look forward to seeing everyone at the next stop at Time Square from 28 February to 10 March 2024, continuing to write the history of poker in Africa with each shuffle and deal of the deck.
Africa’s Richest Poker Tour’s calendar for 2024 has been set, plan your year ahead on the SunBet Poker Tour:
Time Square: 28 Feb – 10 March
Sun City: 24 April – 5 May
Time Square: 31 July – 11 Aug
Boardwalk: 24 Sept – 29 Sept
Sibaya: 23 Oct – 27 Oct
GrandWest: 20 Nov – 1 Dec