Chin Kit Lee In Front As GPS Genting Edinburgh Reaches Its Final Day

Chin Kit Lee
  • £29,740 awaits the Genting Poker Series Edinburgh champion

  • Niall Farrell, Robbie Bull and Paul McTaggrt are among the final 17 players

The final day of the 2015 Genting Poker Series (GPS) Edinburgh Main Event has been reached and only 17 players remain in the hunt for the title, the trophy and the £29,740 first place prize.

End-of-Day 2 Chip Counts

1Chin Kit Lee1,350,000
2Colin Gillon1,002,000
3Jim McLean536,000
4Kevin Finnie535,000
5Niall Farrell411,000
6Maj Iqbal359,000
7Robbie Bull333,000
8Steve Ng301,000
9Gary Bertam292,000
10Campbell Sarrison279,000
11Dave Collins276,000
12Gavin McGuire267,000
13Neil Feenan261,000
14William McClure217,000
15Darren Grosvenor182,000
16Peter Hall174,000
17Paul McTaggart157,000

Chin Kit Lee is the man to catch going into the final day’s play and he does so armed with 1,350,000 chips, a stack that should see him progress to the final table at the very least. Little information is returned when you search for Lee, but taking down this tournament will change that overnight.

Lee’s closest rival is the Day 1b chip leader, Colin Gillon who returns to the action as the only player other than Lee to have more than a million chips in his possession. Again, this stack size should secure Gillon one of the larger payouts, but anything can happen in poker, you only have to play the game once to realise that.

Others who are going to have a major say in where the trophy ends up include Niall Farrell (411,000), Robbie Bull (333,000) and Paul McTaggart (157,000), although the latter has some work to do to turn his fortunes around as he sits down on Sunday afternoon with 157,000 chips.

Each of the returning players is guaranteed at least £1,100 in cash for their effort thus far thanks to the money bubble bursting late on Day 2. Paul Simmons was the last player to fall who didn’t get paid, his three-bet shove with {7-}{7-} being called by Robbie Bull and his {10-}{10-} and failing to find one of his two outs.

After Simmons’ exit the tournament lost the likes of Iain Farrell, Andrew Teng and Andrew Leatham, with Andrey Tin being the final elimination of Day 2, leaving the tournament with 17 players.

Play resumes at 1:00pm on Sunday and continues until a champion is crowned. Tune into UK & Ireland PokerNews on Sunday to discover who that champion is.

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