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Ludovic Geilich Gets The Lot in the 2015 GPS Newcastle Main Event

Ludovic Geilich

Everyone’s favourite hyper-aggressive Scotsman, Ludovic Geilich, may have missed this week’s Sunday grind online, but at least he was putting his time away from the virtual felt to good use; he was busy winning the 2015 Genting Poker Series (GPS) Newcastle Main Event for £27,500.

The final day’s play started with Rick Trigg leading the 17 returning players, but nothing went right for the Sheffield-based grinder and he fell in 14th place. Trigg’s exit hand was typical of his day, getting his chips in with {A-Hearts}{6-Hearts} versus Nick Ramsay’s {K-Hearts}{10-Spades} on an {8-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{8-Spades} board, only for the {10-Clubs} to land on the river to gift Ramsay a full house and Trigg an early exit.

By the time the nine-handed final table was reached, Geilich found himself fifth in chips with a stack the third of the size of leader Darren Grosvenor.

2015 Genting Poker Series Newcastle Main Event Final Table

1Karl Guiness261,000
2Ludovic Geilich544,000
3Gary Wilson298,000
4Darren Grosvenor1,500,000
5Norman Little947,000
6Nick Ramsay668,000
7Andrew Leathern584,000
8Michael Richardson489,000
9Craig Grainger940,000

First to bow out was Karl Guiness who lost a coinflip with Gary Wilson. Guiness committed his chips with {A-Clubs}{9-Spades} and Wilson called with {4-Spades}{4-Hearts}. The {Q-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} board left Wilson’s fours as the best hand and Guiness walked off to collect his £2,000 prize money.

Geilich then hit a rich vein of form that saw him begin bullying the table then busting two players in quick succession.

The first of Geilich’s casualties was Michael Richardson who ran his {Q-}{Q-} into the {A-}{A-} of Geilich – he does get legitimate hands sometimes – and then Norman Little’s {5-}{5-} couldn’t get there against Geilich’s {8-}{8-}.

Next to fall was Andrew Leathern. On a {3-}{J-}{10-} flop Gary Wilson fired a bet and Leathern called. A lowly {2-} landed on the turn, Wilson led for 115,000 only to see Leathern jam for 436,000 in total. Wilson eventually called with {K-}{J-} and discovered his top pair was good against the [Ax3x of Leathern. The river bricked and it was game over for Leathern.

Craig Grainger busted in fourth place after a clash with Wilson didn’t go to plan, then Geilich’s {A-}{Q-} held against Wilson’s {A-}{2-} to leave only three players in the hunt for the title.

Those three became two when Ramsay bust, leaving Geilich to take a 3,800,000 to 2,400,000 chip lead into heads up against Grosvenor.

As you’d expect, Geilich was relentless from the second the heads-up battle commenced and when the final hand took place Geilich had opened a 4,600,000 to 1,700,000 lead for himself. It was a classic coinflip that ended the tournament, Grosvenor all-in with {A-}{K-} and Geilich showing the {Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}. By the river the board read {10-}{6-}{8-}{9-}{j-}, which gave Geilich an unnecessary straight and the win.

2015 Genting Poker Series Newcastle Main Event Final Table Results

1Ludovic Geilich£27,500
2Darren Grosvenor£18,250
3Nick Ramsey£12,000
4Gary Wilson£7,250
5Craig Grainger£5,400
6Andrew Leathern£4,400
7Norman Little£3,400
8Michael Richardson£2,750
9Karl Guiness£2,000

The next GPS Main Event takes place in a month’s time at the Genting Club Reading and is one of the new Mini Series events. The Main Event costs £200+£20 to enter and sees players sit with 25,000 chips and play to 40-minute blinds.

Lead image courtesy of the Genting Poker blog.

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