Monday, 14 October 2013
While the EPT was drawing to a close in London and the WSOPE was getting under way in Paris there was another big tournament sandwiched in between in Edinburgh.
352 players gathered at the city's Genting Club for the latest leg of the Genting Poker Series and after three days of action in the Scottish capital it was Mark Lane who was the big winner. Lane has been in good form of late with a deep run at last month's GUKPT Manchester Main Event and he went even better this weekend after outlasting a final table that included Wayne Eustace, David Carson and Martin Gallagher. The north east of England was guaranteed a winner after Martin Gallagher was eliminated in fourth with Lane, Darren Knaggs and Dan Trett all hailing from just south of the border. Trett was the first of the trio to depart, unluckily losing a chunk of change when his pocket queens were cracked by Knaggs's pocket tens. His tournament ended moments later and again he had could be forgiven for thinking what might have been. Trett needed help with Jc9c against Lane's Ad2c and that help duly arrived in the form of a jack on the turn after a QQ8 flop. One of the two remaining aces arrived on the river to send Trett to the rail with £17,460. After Trett's elimination it took just 10 minutes to find a winner with the chips hitting the middle on a Qh2s7s board. Knaggs looked set for a big double up holding Qd2d for two-pair which was well in front of Lane's pocket aces. An ace on the turn changed everything though, giving Lane trips and with it the title, a shiny trophy and a first prize of £30,850. Knaggs went home with £24,080 for his efforts. The final table positions and payouts were as follows: 1st - £30,850 - Mark Lane2nd - £24,080 - Darren Knaggs3rd - £17,460 - Dan Trett4th - £12,110 - Martin Gallagher5th - £8,720 - David Carson6th - £6,900 - Wayne Eustace7th - £5,500 - Thomas Grundy8th - £4,110 - Nick Banks9th - £2,960 - Paul Johnson The final stop on the 2013 Genting Poker Series is Sheffield which will host the Grand Final from 12-15 December. Qualifiers are up and running at Genting Poker. New players to the site that depsoit £10 will receive £40. Sign up at GentingPoker.com.
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