The Team PokerStars Pro for the United Kingdom, Liv Boeree, headlines the final table of the 2014 UKIPT Edinburgh Main Event final table where her 2,229,000 chips see her start in second place. Jason Beazley (2,300,000) holds a slender chip lead over the rest of the eight finalists.
Sunday’s Day 3 began at midday with 36 players in the hunt for the title of UKIPT Edinburgh Main Event champion for Season 4 and by the time seven hours had passed by, only 12 players remained. With 12 players left, Boeree was the shortest stack; her 170,000 chips were only worth seven big blinds and it looked like the former European Poker Tour Sanremo winner would be heading home before the final table was reached.
Shortly after sending that tweet, Boeree doubled when she moved all-in from early position for 164,000 chips with what turned out to be and was looked up by Jacobus Visser in the big blind, who held the inferior . The flop improved Boeree to two pair, but also gave Visser an inside straight draw and a backdoor flush draw. Neither the turn nor the river came to Visser’s aid and Boeree doubled her stack.
Ten minutes or so later and Boeree caught a fortunate break to bolster her stack further. Boeree looked down at and decided to move all-in for 354,000 from under the gun. Everyone folded around to Ciaran Heaney in the big blind and he quickly called, turning over as he did so. By the turn of the board, Boeree looked resigned to an 11th place finish. That was until the reared its head on the river to see a delighted Boeree continue to climb up the chip counts.
Then at around 8pm, Boeree’s transformation from zero to hero was completed when, in a battle of the blinds with Dean Hutchinson, Boeree turned a straight – and was paid off handsomely – on a board reading to soar to the top of the chip counts with 1,600,000 chips.
Boeree continued to accumulate chips and finished the night with 2,229,000 of them and will have been disappointed that play ended because she would have loved for the run to have continued long into the night.
Play did end on Day 3 when start-of-the-day chip leader Jon Lundy pushed all-in for 450,000 chips with and Jason Beazley called with a pair of red jacks. The final board ran out to bust Lundy in ninth place, bring Day 3 to a conclusion and send eight people home into the cold Edinburgh night safe in the knowledge they had reached a UKIPT Main Event final table.
Season 4 UKIPT Edinburgh Main Event Final Table
The final table commences at 12:00 noon and play continues until one man, or woman, has all of the chips in play. Who will become the UKIPT Edinburgh Main Event champion? Stay tuned to UK & Ireland PokerNews to find out.