Aberdeen Angus Triumphes at GUKPT Summer Series

Aberdeen Angus Triumphes at GUKPT Summer Series

Monday, 22 June 2009

John Angus of Edinburgh has won the inaugural Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Summer Series at the newly-renovated G Casino in Aberdeen. In a rapid heads-up match he defeated Orkney’s Pete Thomas after rivering a boat with 66 against Thomas, appropriately holding the dead mans’ hand A8.

Poker journalist Nick Wright had been the chip leader going into the final, but was eliminated in third place by the eventual winner. Local player and online pro Martin Sutcliffe finished fourth, while Graham Doherty was the last player to make the money, taking fifth.

Angus received a little under £8,000 in the first GUKPT event to be held in Scotland and the first ever Summer Series. Just 42 players contested the main event, 44 took part in the £300 freezeout, while 79 sat down for the festival opening £200 freezeout. The series continues on Wednesday at the casino in Walsall.

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