Emmett Mullin wins UKIPT Galway

Emmett Mullin wins UKIPT Galway

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Emmett Mullin is the first name to be added to the 2012 UKIPT Roll of Honour. The Irishman outlasted a bumper field of 698-runners in Galway to walk away with a first prize of €100,000.

All eyes were on Nick Abou Risk going into the final table but the Canadian's quest for a third UKIPT victory stalled early in the day. A seventh place finish and a €14,700 pay day was still a highly impressive effort from last year's UKIPT Galway winner.

After London-based Joe Roberts was eliminated in third it was left to Mullin and Ronan Gilligan to battle it out for the title with the man from Omagh taking a huge advantage when rivering a full house to beat Gilligan's made straight. The end came soon after when Mullin flopped a set of 3s to beat his fellow Irishman's pocket 7s.

"It's unbelievable," the winner told the PokerStars blog, "I've actually won a tournament as big as this, with such a tough field...It's been a bit of a drain but there's a buzz at the minute. We'll have a few drinks tonight."

The final table positions and payouts were as follows:

1 - Emmett Mullin €100,000
2 - Ronan Gilligan €73,650
3 - Joe Roberts €51,900
4 - Craig Burke €30,750
5 - Aleksandras Rusinovas €24,150
6 - John Willoughby €19,400
7 - Nick Abou Risk €14,700
8 - Richard Haile €10,900

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