UKIPT Edinburgh Day 2: Levels 10 & 11, blinds 800-1,600, ante 100

ukiptthumb.JPG2.10pm: Summary of the last two levels that can fit on twitter
Team PokerStars Pros Ainsworth and Kelly eliminated, Thew in, at same table as co-chip leaders Robinson and Mulsow.

2pm: End of level
That's a 15-minute break for the players and we have what looks like 84 players left in. We started the day with 128. -- RD

1.55pm: McTaggart doesn't take on the risk
Paul McTaggart and Nicholas Abou Risk just played a big pot, both of them had over 125,000 to start the hand. McTaggart raised to 4,000 from early position and was flat called by Ahmed Amin before Abou Risk made it 13,800 to play. McTaggart then made it 35,000 to go. Amin folded, but Abou Risk moved all-in for around 125,000 total. McTaggart sighed tanked and said, "I heard you're a sicko," and then tanked some more before saying, "I play so bad," and folding. McTaggart has about 110,000 after the hand and Abou Risk 165,000. -- NW

1.50pm: Wolf gnaws Gallagher
On a 5♣2♥3♠ board a whole lotta action went down between Christian Wolf and John Gallagher. In the space of maybe 20 seconds it went 7,000 from Wolf, 15,000 from Gallagher, all-in from Wolf and call from Gallagher, who was at risk and had about 55,000.

Gallagher: K♦K♠
Wolf: [10d][10s]

Turn: J♥

River: [10c]

'Yes' shouted Wolf when he rivered the set. -- NW

1.45pm: Tough table for Thew
Team PokerStars Pro Julian Thew has increased his stack to around 95,000. However, he's been moved to the same table as Owen Robinson, Kevin Williams and Martin Mulsow, Thew is in the one seat, Robinson the three, Williams the four and Mulsow the seven. 'Great table draw,' said Thew! -- NW

1.35pm: Haughey Spews
Blind battles often end up messy but William Haughey will probably regret this moment as a little spewy. Haughey opened for 4,300 and was three-bet to 10,600. Haughey then shoved all-in for 60,000 and Robinson instantly called with A♥K♥. What did Haughey have? A monster J♣4♦. The board ran out J♦T♦5♦Q♥2♣ giving Robinson the straight despite the early top pair and flush draw scare. -- RD

1.25pm: Double up for Scrivens
Louis Scriven found himself all-in from the big blind for his 10,000 stack against Kevin Williams in the small blind who had three-bet a late position raiser. Williams showed 7♦8♣ against Scriven's king-queen. The flop ran out a huge A♠5♠Q♥A♦A♣ giving Scriven a boat and more than a double up. -- RD


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Kevin Williams is now sat on the left of Owen Robinson


1.20pm: Hill heads home
Mike Hill, currently second on the UKIPT leader board is out, William Haughey his assassin. On a 7♦5♦[10d] flop Haughey led for 6,700 and Hill tanked. He emerged with an all-in bet of 32,300 and Haughey called.

Hill: [10s]9♥
Haughey: Q♦[10c]

Turn: Q♥
River: 4♥

Hill wished the table good luck as he left. -- NW

1.10pm: Error compounds error
Jakub Klimek gave himself a secret lifeline when he was ruled to have called rather than have moved all-in as he wanted. Craig Burke had made a three-bet from the button and then checked the 4♦3♦9♣ flop and Klimek shoved his remaining 20,000 across the line. Burke instantly called.

Burke: K♥K♣
Klimek: A♦J♥

The board blanked out and Burke moves up to 80,000 who said: "Ace-jack was the last hand I expected to see." -- RD


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Jude Ainsworth: couldn't win his all important race


LEVEL UP: BLINDS 800-1,600, ANTE 200


12.55pm: Mulsow makes a great call
Martin Mulsow came into today with a stack of over 100,000 and if he continues making calls like he did in this hand it's only going to trend upwards. On the turn of a board reading 4♥8♥K♣4♣ Mulsow had bet 3,000 into a 8,500 pot and been raised to 11,000 by David Maclean, Muslow flat called. On the K♦ river Mulsow checked to Maclean who bet 16,000. After some deep thought Mulsow made the call, his J♠8♠ ahead of Maclean's A♣Q♣. --NW

12.52pm: Channing's got chat
On a Q♠6♠3♣ board there was around 9,000 in the pot and Neil Channing had essentially moved all-in for 12,400 (he still had four black 100 denomination chips on his cards) and Jan Orlický was debating a call. 'I know what you have,' said Channing before channelling his inner Phil Hellmuth and sarcastically saying, 'I read souls.' Eventually Orlický folded and Chaning said, 'You had pocket eights,' to which Orlický replied, 'Didn't have a pair,' it seems the poker brats' 'special skill' is still a unique one. -- NW

12.50pm: Jude Ainsworth gone
Team PokerStars Pro Jude Ainsworth is out of the tournament. JP Kelly has just told us that his fellow Team Pro was knocked out with big slick against UKIPT Manchester winner Joeri Zandvliet's pocket nines. -- RD

12.45pm: JP Kelly KO'd by aces
Team PokerStars Pro JO Kelly hasn't had the best start to the day. In fact, it's been fairly terrible and he's just run kings into aces to knock himself out of the tournament. James Rann opened for 2,500, Kelly made it 7,000, Rann four-bet to 15,000 and Kelly shoved all-in for 55,000. Rann made the obvious call with his aces and Kelly failed to catch his two-outer or any kind of funky four card draw. Rann is up to 110,000. -- RD


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Kelly's cooler was unavoidable


12.40pm: Another half dozen are down
The bust outs continue apace here, UKIPT Killarney 6th place finisher David Rowley amongst those to have lost their chip and a chair. -- NW

12.37pm: Zandvliet off to a flyer
UKIPT Manchester winner Joeri Zandvliet is off to a good start and has increased his stack from 45,700 to over 65,000 in the opening 30 minutes. He told us he won a pot against Owen Robinson with king-ten against pocket jacks when he rivered two pair. Since then he's been moved tables and is now sat to the left of Neil Channing. -- NW

12.35pm: Sparring partners
Dave McCallum and Paul Humphrey have chosen each other as punch bag buddies. First Humphrey got himself all-in with Q♠Q♥ against McCallum's A♦J♦ for a nice double up and then he check-folded to McCallum on a T♣6♦9♥ flop. -- RD

12.30pm: JP pays off the cowboys
On the river of a 7♥6♣2♣2♥5♣ board and around 12,000 in the pot, JP Kelly was considering whether to call Robert Bain's 6,500 river bet, the Team PokerStars pro did indeed call but mucked upon seeing Bain's K♦K♠. Kelly is down to about 53,000. -- NW

12.25pm: Robinson bullying from the outset
Owen Robinson arrived today with a terrifying stack and he doesn't look like he's going to slow down. Robinson opened for 2,800 and Mark Scarman called in the hijack. Both players checked the 6♦T♣5♥ flop as Scarman stared down Robinson. The look didn't seem to affect Robinson who led for 2,800 on the turn and picked up a fold on the 2♦. -- RD

12.20pm: Falling thick and fast
Early day for: Timothy Dearing, Peajmaan Khosrowpour, Dominic Evans, Tom Gill, Sam Onions. That's nine out in the first 25 minutes by our reckoning. -- NW

12.15pm: Bousfield busts Shepherd
Laurie Shepherd moved all-in for his last 11,500 and was looked up by John Bousfield. Shepherd had 6♥6♣, Bousfield A♣K♦ and Shepherd's sixes couldn't hold on a [10d]Q♦K♣7♠2♠ board. Bousfield is up to 35,000. -- NW

12.05pm: Early Exits
Day two is traditional for a spate of early bust outs and we've lost three in the first couple of hands. First man out was Ben Dobson who shoved all-in for 15,000 from the small blind with 7♦8♦ and ran into big blind John Hunter's pocket aces. Also out are Anthony Mcshane and Alan Gratton. -- NW

11.55pm: Play set to start for Day 2
We have 128 players coming back today from a starting field of 401 and we'll be playing eight-handed all day long. Combine that with growing antes and huge differences in chip stacks and we should see plenty of early casualties from the outset. Owen Robinson is leading the action with 181,900. -- RD


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Owen Robinson is chip leader coming into Day 2


PokerStars Blog reporting team at UKIPT Edinburgh: Rick Dacey and Nick Wright. Photos by Mickey May.

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