Risk reaps double reward

Risk reaps double reward

Monday, 6 December 2010

Nick Abou Risk has gone into the record books after becoming the first player to win two events on the PokerStars UK and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) after taking the season two open in Galway last night.

The 25-year-old took home £50,000 in August after winning UKIPT Edinburgh and now has a further €67,100 in his bankroll after outlasting a 266 runner field in frozen Galway. The Dublin based Canadian went into the final table as the chip leader and sailed through the last day with pocket aces playing a crucial role on no fewer than three occasions.

Abou Risk first managed to crack Aonghus Farrell's pocket rockets. He was then lucky enough to be dealt them on back to back hands, eliminating Maurice Silke, to set up a heads up clash with local amateur Trish Mallin.

Two handed play didn't last long with the Canadian calling Mallin's short stacked shove on a 9h-5s-10d-4h board. The Irishwoman revealed 7h-8c for an inside straight draw which was well behind Abou Risk's 10h-2h. Another 10 on the river sealed the deal leaving Mallin to settle with €41,300 for her runner up finish.

1: Nick Abou Risk, Canada - €67,100
2: Trish Mallin, Ireland - €41,300
3: Maurice Silke, Ireland - €25,250
4: Vytenis Navickas, Lithuania - €18,600
5: Eoin Olin, Ireland - €15,400
6: Dan Rankin, Ireland - €12,725
7: Roar Aspaas, Norway - €10,100
8: Johan Meyer, Germany - €7,975
9: Aonghus Farrell, Ireland - €5,700

The next stop for the UKIPT is Nottingham from 11th to 14 February 2011. Hopefully the weather will have improved a bit by then. Qualifiers are up and running at PokerStars.

Image courtesy of Mickey May.

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