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Ludovic Geilich Wins Another Live Title

Ludovic Geilich

Everyone's favourite hyper-aggressive Scotsman Ludovic Geilich has started 2015 as he means to go on by securing another live poker title. Geilich was crowned Grosvenor 25/25 Glasgow champion at the weekend, walking away with the trophy and an £11,850 boost to his bankroll.

An impressive, and record-breaking, crowd of 258 players packed into the Merchant City Glasgow casino, creating a £51,600 prize pool as they did so. Among the hopefuls were Ross Loggie, Mudasser Hussain, Iain Farrell, Paul McTaggart, and Vincent Calenti.

The money bubble burst mid Sunday afternoon when Steve Demarco busted in 25th place, leaving the 24 surviving players to lock up a £460.00 min cash. By 7:30 p.m. those 24 in-the-mney players were whittled to the final table of nine and they lined up as so:

1Iain Farrell450,000
2Kieran Wood370,000
3Vincent Calenti760,000
4Steven Raeside750,000
5Adam Jackson380,000
6Ross Duff750,000
7Ryan Straub360,000
8Craig Wilson650,000
9Ludovic Geilich2,100,000

First to fall at the final table was Ryan Straub who opened the betting with a raise and then four-bet all-in for 373,000 in total after Craig Wilson re-raised him. Wilson called with {Q-}{Q-} and those ladies remained best on a {3-}{6-}{5-}{9-}{7-} board to beat [KsQs[.

Shortly after Straub demise, Farrell ran his {K-}{K-} into the {A-}{A-} of Geilich – he does actually get premium holdings sometimes – and couldn't get there, before Ross Duff led on the {K-}{Q-}{2-} flop and then called an all-in from Geilich with {K-}{10-} only for the latter to flip over {A-}{A-} again! The aces held and only six players remained in the hunt for the title of champion.

Geilich then sent Kieran Woods to the rail when his {J-}{9-} caught a jack on the river to beat the [KxQx[ of Woods to leave five players at the final table.

Those five players paused the clock to talk about a potential deal, but Geiclich wanted at least £12,500 of the original £14,750 to even think about chopping. After much deliberation, Geilich agreed to take the trophy and £11,850, leaving his five opponents with £6,300 each.

Grosvenor 25/25 Glasgow Final Table Results

1Ludovic Geilich£11,850*
2Steven Raeside£6,300*
3Adam Jackson£6,300*
4Vincent Calenti£6,300*
5Craig Wilson£6,300*
6Kieran Woods£2,010
7Ross Duff£1,600
8Iain Farrell£1,290
9Ryan Straub£1,080

*reflects a five-way deal

This is Geilich's fourth live tournament win tracked by The Hendon Mob. The first came in 2013 when he topped the field in the Summer Sizzler in Edinburgh for £5,750. Geilich's second win came a couple of months later when he won €130,000 for becoming the UKIPT Marbela champion, then in march 2014 he won the €2,200 No Limit Hold'em 8-Handed Deepstack at EPT Vienna for €46,360.

Geilich's largest score stems from his fourth place finish in the EPT London Main Event in 2013 that netted him £193,340 – he now has more than $675,000 in live tournament cashes.

In the online poker world, Geilich has amassed winnings of almost $700,000 an impressive figure helped by collecting $129,532 when he took down the Super Tuesday in April 2014.

We'll be keeping an eye on Geilich's exploits during the coming year.

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