James Mitchell Wins GUKPT Edinburgh

James Mitchell Wins GUKPT Edinburgh

Monday, 27 April 2015

James Mitchell has added another line to his impressive tournament CV after taking down the GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event.

The 2010 Irish Open winner topped a field of 234 entries in the Scottish capital to turn his £550 buy-in into a cool £33,930 first prize.

Mitchell started Sunday's final day with the chip lead and made serene progress towards a heads up confrontation with day 1 leader Colin Wu. The finale was a ridiculously fast moving affair with the 19 starters whittled down to just two in just over four hours! It certainly wasn't a day to be all in with a short stack at the final table. The first six all in confrontations went the way of the player with the larger stack.

After that carnage, Mitchell and Wu started two-handed play extremely deep and it looked like the staff would in for a long night after a cagey start.

It took around two hours (twice as long as it took to lose the rest of the final table) for the winner to be crowned. The chips hit the middle on a 6d3s8h9c board with Wu tabling an overpair with pocket jacks. He was well behind though as Mitchell revealed pocket threes for a set. The miracle jack failed to appear on the river giving the Londoner his maiden GUKPT victory after three prior GUKPT final table appearances.

GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event Final Table Payouts

1st – £33,930 – James Mitchell
2nd – £22,230 – Colin Wu
3rd – £13,920 – Paul Strachan
4th – £9,130 – Mindaugas Kriauciunas
5th – £6,320 – Richard Cylde
6th – £4,560 – Stephen Wood
7th – £3,740 – Usman Ulhaq
8th – £3,160 – David Maclean
9th – £2,690 – Gary Bertram
10th – £2,230 – Steven Duncan

Next on the GUKPT calendar are a pair of events in the popular 25/25 Series. The G Casinos in Luton and Leeds Westgate both play host to £25,000 guaranteed events starting on Thursday. As usual the buy-in is £200+£20 with opening flights starting at 7pm on Thursday and Friday and 4pm on Saturday.

Online qualifiers are up and running at Grosvenor Poker with five seats guaranteed in a £10+£1 rebuy which starts at 7.30pm. Three more seats are guaranteed in a £20+£2 freezeout which starts at 7.30pm on Wednesday.

Tags: GUKPT Edinburgh, GUKPT, James Mitchell, Colin Wu