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Paul Green Grabs GUKPT Edinburgh Mini Main Event Title

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There is something about the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) being in Edinburgh that brings out the best in Paul Green. You see, Green won the £550 buy-in GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event in 2017 for what was a career-best £17,500. Last year, Green finished sixth in the Main Event, and this week he became the 2022 Mini Main Event champion, securing a £22,960 payday, which is a new personal best.

2022 GUKPT Edinburgh Mini Main Event Final Table Results

1Paul Green£22,960
2Dan Gormley£15,970
3David Docherty£9,660
4Ed Swales£6,210
5Cal Morreale£4,010
7Cameron Wilkinson£2,100
8Dayne Tinnuche£1,770
9Marius Varanavicius£1,510

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A field of 423 players handed over £220 for the chance to become the 2022 GUKPT Edinburgh Mini Main Event champion. Only the top 44 finishers won a slice of the £93,060 prize pool, with the likes of Matthew Davenport, Paul Rigg, and John Bousfield navigating their way into the money places; Bousfield was the final table bubble boy.

Aberdeen-based Lithuanian Marius Varanavicius was the first of the nine finalists heading to the cashier’s desk. Varanavicius bowed out in nonth for a £1,510 score. You may recall it was he who triumphed in a £275 PokerStars London Series at the Hippodrome in mid-March for £19,905.

Eighth place and £1,770 went to Dayne Tinnuche before Cameron Wilkinson joined him on the sidelines via the cashier’s desk where Wilkinson stuffed £2,100 into his wallet.

Then came the elimination of an anonymous player going by the initials "M.M." They melted away and scooped a £2,920.

The finalists gained some more elbow room when Calogero Morreale ran out of chips and had to console himself with a £4,010 fifth-place prize, with Leeds’ Ed Swales receiving a career-best £6,210 reward after his untimely demise in fourth place.

Heads-up was set when the 2021 GUKPT Luton Main Event champion David Docherty busted in third. Docherty collected £9,660 and narrowly missed out on what would have been the seventh five-figure haul of his live career.

Green faced Daniel Gormley heads up for the title and the largest slice of the prize pool. Local favourite Gormley, who finished eighth in the 2021 GUKPT Grand Final, had to make do with a second place finish in this tournament, which came with £15,970. Gormley’s exit left Green as the last player standing, and he was rewarded with a cool £22,960. No doubt £750 of that prize will be heading straight into the Main Event’s prize pool.

Rigg Reels In PLO 4/5/6 Title

Paul Rigg
Paul Rigg

Paul Rigg added another GUKPT title to his impressive poker CV by triumphing in the £180 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha 4/5/6-card event in Edinburgh. Rigg outlasted 97 opponents and turned his £180 investment into £5,360, approximately one-third of the £17,640 prize pool.

The victory was the seventh recorded first-place finish for Rigg, and his second GUKPT title in this discipline. In 2021, Rigg finished second in this tournament in Blackpool but made amends by winning the £1,100 version at the season-ending Grand Final; the latter saw Rigg reel in a £37,110 haul, his largest live score.

2022 GUKPT Edinburgh PLO 4/5/6 Final Table Results

1Paul Green£5,360
2Ka Chun Yuan£3,490
3Steven Smart£2,280
4Barrie Dear£1,610
5Kyle Hendry£1,190
6Leeann Jacovelli£860
7Stuart Matthews£640
8Edward Slack£540
9Jack Goult£480
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