Andrew Mackenzie secured his second-largest live poker tournament score when he emerged victorious in the Glasgow leg of the Unibet UK Poker Tour.
Mackenzie is a regular in poker tournaments in his native Scotland and has quite a remarkable record in low buy-in events. According to his Hendon Mob page, Mackenzie has cashed in more than 90 events in Scotland and has $105,631 in winnings.
In Nov. 2016, Mackenzie finished second to Paul McTaggart in the £330 Scottish Cup for a career-best score of £14,175 and now he has another five-figure score after winning the £11,500 first-place prize in the 2017 Unibet UK Poker Tour Glasgow Main Event.
2017 Unibet UK Poker Tour Glasgow Final Table Results
A total of 205 players bought into the £40,000 guaranteed Main Event for £220, which meant the guarantee was surpassed by £1,000. The top 20 finishers received a share of the pot, each taking home at least £400.
By the time the nine-handed final table was set, the minimum prize had increased to £1,000, which is the sum Radoslaw Iliev collected when he bust in ninth-place.
Iliev was followed to the cashier’s cage by Christine Maschmann, Gary Leach, Darius Zyle, Andre Henning and Robert Stenegard. Third-place went to Rauno Tahvonen, a Unibet Poker Ambassador who hails from Estonia. Tahvonen won £13,650 in February when he reached the final table of the Unibet Open London Main Event and more recently won a deepstack side event at the Unibet Open Copenhagen festival for the equivalent of $11,024.
Andrew Laurie was the runner-up in Glasgow, a result that netted him £7,290. Laurie, known as “Andyafc” in online poker circles, won a Spring Championship Of Online Poker event at PokerStars for a colossal $153,340 and now has more than $750,000 in online winnings.
2017 Unibet UK Poker Tour
The Glasgow stop was the second of five legs scheduled on the 2017 Unibet UK Poker Tour. The first leg took place in Brighton during March and was won by Unibet qualifier Mateusz Krzyzewski for £14,090.
Upcoming events are scheduled in Nottingham (Aug. 25-27), Brighton (Oct. 27-29) and Manchester (Dec. 8-10). It is possible to qualify for all of these events online via Unibet Poker where you can grab a €200 welcome bonus when you sign up via UK & Ireland PokerNews.