Mudasser “Makka” Hussain is the man whose name is at the top of the chips counts after the first of two starting flights in the Genting Poker Series (GPS) Edinburgh Main Event.
According to the GPS official blog, Hussain was among the leaders throughout Day 1a but endured a rollercoaster end to the day that saw his stack climb to around 250,000 then drop to 160,000 before finally settling on a tournament leading 310,000. When you consider players started with 25,000 chips, Hussain’s stack is even more impressive.
Hussain is a regular on the GPS and even has a GPS title to his name. In May 2013, Hussain outlasted 546 players to win the GPS Sheffield Main Event. Hi prize that day, after a three-way deal, was £42,960 – his largest cash to date. Two weeks ago, Hussain added £11,320 to his winnings total when he took down the £200 buy-in Grosvenor 25/25 Series Main Event in Scotland and has given himself a great chance of winning even more money after his sensational start in the GPS Edinburgh Main Event.
Of the 98 players who started the GPS Edinburgh Main Event, only 24 of them made it through to Saturday’s Day 2. In and among those 24 is the in-form Robbie Bull on 119,100 chips. Bull won the UKIPT London Main Event earlier this week for £113,405.
GPS Edinburgh End-of-Day 1A Chip Counts
Day 1B of the £440 buy-in event kicks off at 1 p.m and with late registration available for the first nine 60-minute levels there should be a bumper crowd descending on the Genting Club Fountainpark.
Tune into UK & Ireland PokerNews on Saturday for a recap of the action from Day 1B of the GPS Edinburgh Main Event.