Scottish Pro Ludovic Geilich Crowned GUKPT Edinburgh ME Champion
- Geilich won the £1,000 GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event for £79,590
- It was Geilich’s first major victory in five years
- The GUKPT heads to Luton for its next event which starts May 26
The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) has crowned its latest Main Event champion, Ludovic Geilich from Scotland.
The Scottish Poker pro took down the £1,000 GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event over the weekend for £79,590, topping a field of 366 entries.
Final Table Results
A total of 34 players took home some cash in the £1,000 GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event, including Team Grosvenor’s Katie Swift who finished 32nd for £2,230.
The final action began with just nine players battling it out for the title. Irish poker pro Geoff Kearney was the first to leave the table, finishing 9th for £5,580, the largest score of his career. Next to go was Robbie Bull who took home £6,510 for his 8th-place finish. The last four-figure payout of the final table went to Timothy Chung who ended his bid in 7th place for £7,760.
After Chung’s elimination, the remaining players were each guaranteed to take home five figures and the first player to claim the prize was Michael Kane who finished 6th for £10,550. Following Kane to the rail was James McLean who walked away with £14,270 after finishing in 5th place.
Craig Smith fell in 5th place with £21,710 in winnings, while Lin Chen fell short of making it to heads-up action, settling for 3rd place for £34,130. Chen’s GUKPT endeavors have been successful so far, as he also won the Blackpool Main Event back in March for £65,310.
Geilich made quick work of his heads-up opponent Abdul Murkit, the latter settling for second place with a £55,840 payout.
Geilich’s latest win pushed his total live tournament earnings to $3,328,755, good for a 3rd-place rank in Scotland’s All-Time Money List. It was a sweet victory for the Scottish pro whose last major score came in 2018 when he won the €1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Open event at the PartyPoker LIVE MILLIONS in Barcelona for €250,000.
Other Big Winners at GUKPT Edinburgh
Apart from Geilich, the other big winners in the Edinburgh stop include Team Grosvenor’s Jamie Nixon who took down the £550 NLHE GUKPT Cup for £23,480. Chris Williams triumphed in the £250 NLHE Mini Main Event for £24,590, while Arian Hassankashani won the £1,500 NLHE High Roller for £43,800.
GUKPT’s next stop will be in Luton, with the Grosvenor G Casino playing host to the action starting May 26.