UKIPT Edinburgh Day 3: Levels 22, 23 & 24, blinds 15,000-30,000, ante 3,000

ukiptthumb.JPG9.55pm:Marsh pads his stack
Just before the break Luke Marsh won two sizable pots.

Hand One: Mantas Puidokas completed from the small blind and Luke Marsh raised to 85,000 total from the big blind, call from Puidokas. The flop fell [10c]8♠K♦, which checked through. The turn was the A♦ and Puidokas made it 86,000 to go and was called. On the 7♦ river, Pudokas bet 145,000 and Marsh called showing [10d]7♠.

Hand Two: Marsh raised to 65,000 from the cut-off and was called by Nick Abou Risk from the small blind. The flop was Q♥2♥5♣, Abou Risk checked, Marsh bet 72,000 and Abou Risk called. The turn was the 5♠ and both players checked, as they did on the 3♥ river. Marsh showed Q♣J♦ to win the pot. -- NW

9.50pm: Break time
That's a 15-minute break.

9.40pm: Max Silver exits in sixth (£8,200)
Max Silver had been short for a little while and had already got it in once against Luke Marsh (and chopped with a straight on board) when he got it in with A♣T♦ against Marsh's A♣3♥. The board ran out a sickening K♣J♥5♥Q♥8♥ turning Silver Broadway and rivering Marsh a flush. Silver took it well wishing the other players good luck. Marsh stretches his chip lead. -- RD

9.30pm: Puidokas makes massive laydown
From the button Mantas Puidokas made it 66,000 to go and was three-bet to 146,000 by Luke Marsh from the small blind. Puidokas put in a four-bet to 316,000. Marsh then five-bet jammed all-in. Puidokas looked to the heavens, he had about 645,000 left. Eventually he said fold and showed Q♣Q♦. -- NW

9.25pm: Abou Risk forced to pass again
Abou Ris's three-betting ways are getting heavily punished at the moment. Marsh opened to 65,000 and was four-bet to 375,000. Abou Risk passed. -- RD

9.15pm: "You're priced in"
According to Richard Chadwick Nick Abou Risk was "priced in" to call when. Chadwick had four-bet shoved for 395,000 over the top of Abou Risk's 134,000 three-bet. Abou Risk did not agree and passed. Chadwick flashed A♥J♦ and is up to 500,000. -- RD

9.10pm: Mantas prayers answered
From under the gun Mantas Puidokas raised to 62,000 and was called by Max Silver from the big blind. On the J♣3♥Q♦ flop Silver check raised Puidokas all-in and Puidokas called, he was all-in for his last 376,000.

Silver: J♠9♥
Puidokas: K♥Q♣

The turn and river were the 5♦K♦ and Puidokas doubled up, Silver was left with 230,000 after the hand. "I've got one move guys," he said. -- NW


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Puidokas: has enjoyed a major comeback


9pm: Fresh chip counts
Check the chip counts page and you'lll see that Luke Marsh has taken the chip lead with 1,675,000. -- RD

8.50pm: Puidokas pushes on
Nick Abou Risk raised to 70,000 and Luke Marsh flat called from the small blind. On a flop of 3♥2♠A♦ Luke Marsh bet 105,000 and was called by Abou Risk. The turn was the 8♦ and both players checked. The river was the 8♠ and Marsh fired out a bet of 175.000. After a couple of minutes in the think tank Abou Risk called. Marsh showed A♣[10d] to win the pot. -- NW

LEVEL UP: BLINDS 15,000-30,000, ante 3,000


8.45pm: Zandvliet all-in and at risk
Zandvliet raised the button to 52,000 and Chadwick moved all-in on him. Zandvliet made the call for his 465,000 stack.

Zandvliet: T♣T♦
Chadwick: Q♥5♦

As the cards were flipped Chadwick turned to his railers (and backers, I believe) who were laughing at his hand and flicked his fingers out as if his head had just exploded. Zandvliet's hand held up on the 4♥A♣6♠9♣2♠ board to double to 900,000. -- RD

8.42pm: Chadwick in the cut-off
And he raised to 51,000. Silver shoved all-in from the button and picked up a fold. -- RD


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There were some sore heads after the UKIPT Edinburgh party


8.40pm: Puidokas pushes on
Mantas Puidokas has been the short stack for most of the final table but he just increased his stack by winning a pot against Richard Chadwick. The Lithuanian raised to 57,000 and was flat called by Chadwick from the big blind. On a flop of 2♥A♠6♦ Chadwick led for 55,000 only for Puidokas to raise to 155,000. Chadwick wasted little time in folding. -- NW

8.30pm:Abou Risk wins one from Silver
From the cut-off Nick Abou Risk made it 52,000 to play and was flat called by Max Silver from the small blind. The flop fell A♠J♣6♥ and Silver check-called a bet of 67,000. Both players checked the turn that was the 3♠. The river was the [10s]. Silver checked, Abou Risk fired 122,000 and after a minute or so Silver made the call. Abou Risk showed A♦[10h] to win the pot. He's back up to about 2,000,000, Silver has about 450,000. -- NW

8.21pm: Marsh chipping up
Marsh opened the button to 52,000 and was called by Abou Risk in the big blind. The Canadian check-called 65,000 on the 7♣3♠4♠ flop and another 155,000 on the J♥ turn. Marsh then shoved for 750,000 on the 5♥ river. Abou Risk passed. Marsh is back up to 1,290,000. -- RD

8.14pm: Dangerous Marsh
Max Silver opened for 52,000 and, arguably the tightest player left, Mantas Puidokas three-bet to 122,000 leaving himself 325,000 behind. Whether Marsh wanted action on was just trying to pile on the pressure we won't know but he four-bet to 279,000. Both players passed. Nice pick up for Marsh. -- RD

8.08pm:Abou Risk increases chip lead
Nick Abou Risk has increased his chip lead by winning a small pot from Joeri Zandvliet. The UKIPT Manchester winner completed from the small blind and Abou Risk checked his option. On the Q♠7♦[10c] flop Zandvliet led for 29,000 and was called. On the K♦ turn Zandvliet shut down and check-folded to Abou Risk's bet of 42,000. -- NW

8.05pm:Abou Risk the aggressor
Nick Abou Risk just four-bet fellow big stack Richard Chadwick off a pot pre-flop the bets went Abou Risk 52,000 from the cut-off, Chadwick 133,000 from the button and Abou Risk 280,000. -- NW

7.55pm: Puidokas back to folding
Either Mantas Puidokas has been getting dealt the most raggy of hands or he's been quietly - and successfully it must be said - climbing the cash ladder. Luke Marsh raised under the gun and Puidokas sat for some time before mucking his hand. -- RD

7.50pm: Silver dodges aces
Max Silver raised from under the gun to 50,000 and the action folded round to Richard Chadwick in the big blind. Chadwick, a recent Maths graduate, three-bet and Silver quickly passed. Chadwick threw down A♠A♣. -- RD


LEVEL UP: BLINDS 12,000-24,000, ante 3,000


7.40pm:Chip counts
Here how the players stack up at the moment Nick Abou Risk is still chip leader.

Seat One: Mantas Puidokas, 560,000
Seat two: Luke Marsh, 737,000
Seat three: Joeri Zandvliet, 576,000
Seat four: Nick Abou Risk, 1,898,000
Seat five: Richard Chadwick, 1,286,000
Seat six: Max Silver, 684,000

The math whizzes amongst you will notice that the total chips in play are 5,741,000 whereas with 401 players there should be around 6,015,000 in play. The discrepancy is down to a number of no shows whose stacks were taken out of play on day one. -- NW


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Nick Abou Risk leads in Edinburgh


7.35pm:Chadwick takes one from Zandvliet
Last hand before the break Joeri Zandvliet lost a chunky pot to Richard Chadwick. Also involved in the hand was Nick Abou Risk who raised under the gun to 42,000, next to act Chadwick flatted as did Zandvliet from the big blind. On a flop of 9♣5♦5♣ Zandvliet led for 82,000, Abou Risk folded and Chadwick flat called. On the 7♦ turn both players checked. The 4♦ fell on the river and Zandvliet checked once more. Chadwick fired 200,000, Zandvliet puffed out his cheeks and tanked for a couple of minutes before electing to call. Chadwick turned over J♥J♦ to claim the pot. Chadwick is now second in chips with 1,286,000, Zandvliet has 576,000. Full chip counts coming right up. -- NW

7.30pm: Break
Players are going on a 15-minute break. Full chip counts to come.



7.20pm: Office fight
Silver and Abou Risk are work colleagues and so there is major bragging rights to be won here as well as the £50,000 first prize. Silver has been on the way up but just took a major hit from Abou Risk. Silver had three-bet from the big blind to 118,000 and was called. Abou Risk c-bet 127,000 on the 2♣J♦5♥ flop and Silver called. Both players checked the K♦ turn before Silver led for 226,000. Abou Risk made the call and showed K♠Q♣. Silver looked a bit flustered and said: "I'm glad it's you but I'm annoyed because it's you." Abou Risk is up past 2,000,000. -- RD

7.15pm: Praying Mantas
Mantas Puidokas was left praying for his hand to hold against Zandvliet. The Dutchman raised to 44,000 and Puidokas moved in with J♥J♣ for 274,000. Zandvliet called with A♥K♣ but failed to connect with any of the board. The Lithuanian is up to 570,000. -- RD

7.05pm: Mutual respect
There's a lot of raise and take pre-flop at the moment with few big pots occurring. Most at risk of elimination is Mantas Puidokas who has around 300,000 currently that's still 15 big blinds. -- NW

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Puidokas is grinding the shortstack at the moment


7pm: It's my favourite hand
So said Richard Chadwick after winning a pot with 9♠6♠. He raised under the gun to 44,000 and was called by Nick Abou Risk in the big blind. Both players checked the 8♣4♣6♦ flop. Abou Risk check called a bet of 50,000 on the 8♦ turn and then both players reverted back to checking on the 8♦ river. Abou Risk showed A♠[10c] and Chadwick's two pair was good. -- NW

6.55pm: Marsh and Silver going at it
Silver raised to 42,000 and Marsh called in the big blind. Marsh led 37,000 into the 7♦6♣3♣ and 85,000 on the 7♠ turn. Silver passed.

Next hand: Silver opened for 42,000 from the cut-off and Marsh three-bet to 108,000. Silver called. Marsh led 72,000 into the T♥5♠T♦ flop and Silver called. Both players checked an ace on the turn before Marsh check-called 237,000 on the J♦ river. Silver turned T♣8♣. -- RD

6.50pm: Chadwick's four-bet shove
Marsh opened for 45,000 and was raised to 121,000 by Abou Risk. Chadwick thought for a short while before moving all-in for 500,000. Both players folded and Chadwick moved up to a 720,000. -- RD

6.45pm: Suzanne Pyefinch eliminated in seventh place (£6,300)
She moved all-in from the button for 224,000 and was called by Nick Abou Risk from the big blind.

Abou Risk: A♣Q♠
Pyefinch: K♣J♠

The final board read 5♣2♥[10d]7♥4♠, Abou Risk now has about 1,750,000 chips. -- NW

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Suzanne Pyefinch before her final table knockout


6.40pm: Pyefinch out in seventh
Details to come.

6.38pm: Silver strikes gold
Max Silver opened to 42,000 from the cut-off and was called by both Luke Marsh (SB) and Suzanne Pyefinch (BB). All the players then checked the flop and turn of J♥3♦8♥7♦ on the 7♠ river Marsh checked and Pyefinch took a 75,000 stab at the pot. Silver though raised to 215,000 and Pyefinch gave it up, she's down to around 230,000. -- NW

6.35pm: Chadwick shoves on Abou Risk
The titlse says it all. Nick Abou Risk opened from the small blind and Richard Chadwick moved all-in for 450,000. Abou Risk quickly passed his hand. Chadwick showed 7♠7♥. -- RD

6.30pm: Price of poker going up
These levels are getting really punishing now with just seven players left here at the UKIPT Edinburgh. One of these players is going to win £50,000. Mary Martin was teh last player out. She takes home £4,800 for her final table finish. -- RD

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Owen Robinson and Mary Martin have since been knocked out

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

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