Wu’s your daddy at UKIPT Edinburgh

Wu’s your daddy at UKIPT Edinburgh

Friday, 12 August 2011

Of the 242 players that put up £500 to enter the PokerStars UKIPT Edinburgh, just 72 remain standing after Day 1a with Colin Wu way out in front having stacked up 138,500 after having started with just 15,000.

EPT London champion and resident Scot David Vamplew also did well, as he tends to do in PokerStars events. He bagged up 108,000 to end the day, good for third in chips behind Wu and Thomas Ward’s 118,200.

Other notable survivors of Day 1a include Chris Moneymaker, Jake Cody and Jamie Burland.

Others who weren’t so fortunate include EPT-winning beauty Liv Boeree and November Niner Sam Holden; both were eliminated on Day 1a – Holden got it in with A-A versus A-Q on a ten-high flop only to see the turn and river bring runner-runner broadway to his opponent. Let’s hope he has better luck at the WSOP final table.

Last year, 402 players competed at the UKIPT Edinburgh and, judging from yesterday’s turnout, we’re in for a bigger field and thus a bigger prize than Nick Risk’s £50,000 in 2010 this time around.

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Tags: UKIPT Edinburgh, Colin Wu, PokerStars