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The Scotsman Ludovic Geilich won the GUKPT Edinburgh main event

Last weekend, the next stage of the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) ended in Edinburgh. The main event of the series was a tournament for 1,000 pounds. Scot Ludovic Geilich won the GUKPT Edinburgh main event and earned 79,590 pounds, beating Abdul Mukit in the heads-up.


This is Geilich’s first major win since he took first place at the PartyPoker LIVE Millions in Barcelona in August 2018. Now Geilich’s career earnings are 3,478,618 USD, and according to this indicator he is in third place among all players in Scotland.

The main GUKPT Edinburgh tournament gathered 366 entries, which is why the prize pool was 310,220 pounds. This money went to 34 players. Katie Swift, who represents Team Grosvenor, took 32nd place and earned 2,230 pounds. Also in the prizes were Matthew Eardley, Brandon Sheils, Yucel Eminoglu, Colin Gillion and John Bousfield.

Final table

The first to leave the final table was the Irishman Geoff Kearney, who lost to the queens of Geilich with pocket eights. Robbie Ball put 35 BB with K-J, but lost to Craig Smith’s A-Q. The 7th place was taken by Timothy Chung, who won the GUKPT London main and earned 185,560 pounds in February of this year. Chung went all-in with A-J, but lost to Craig Smith’s A-Q.

Players ranked in the top 6 earned five-figure sums. Michael Kane went 3-bet with pocket tens and got a call from Geilich, who had K-K. No one improved, and Kane left the tournament. The fifth place went to James McLean, who with the top pair could not beat Abdul Mukit, who collected a set.

Craig Smith lost a big pot to Geilich and was knocked out after a few hands. Smith earned 21,710 pounds, which was the best result in his career. Lin Chen, who won the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Blackpool (65,310 pounds), did not reach the heads-up quite a bit. Chen lost most of the stack after an unsuccessful bluff against Mukit. Chen lost the remaining chips when he lost the coinflip to Geilich.

It didn’t take Geilich long to beat Abdul Mukit in the heads-up and earn 79,590 pounds. Mukit received 55,840 pounds.

  1. Ludovic Geilich — 79,590 pounds
  2. Abdul Mukit — 55,840 pounds
  3. Lin Chen – 34,130 pounds
  4. Craig Smith — 21,710 pounds
  5. James McLean — 14,270 pounds
  6. Michael Kane — 10,550 pounds
  7. Timothy Chung — 7,760 pounds
  8. Robbie Score — 6,510 pounds
  9. Geoff Kearney — 5,580 pounds

Several other interesting events were held within the framework of GUKPT. The high roller with a buy-in of 1,500 pounds was won by Arian Hassnakashani, who earned 43,800 pounds. Chris Williams, who received 24,590 pounds, won the Mini main for 250 pounds, and Jamie Nixon (23,480 pounds) became the best in the GUKPT Cup for 550 pounds.

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