UKIPT Edinburgh: Levels 12 & 13, blinds 1,200-2,400, ante 200

ukiptthumb.JPG4.30pm: Summary of the last two levels that can fit on twitter
Bubble burst by Hawkins, Nicholai Henschel the unlucky bubbler. Michael Mulsow and Owen Robinson chipped up.

4.20pm: Break time
One 15-minute break has just begun. Tournament staff are doing full chip counts of the 53 remaining players and we'll get them to you as soon as we can. -- NW

4.15pm: Brown busts Mcleod
Ewan Brown and Paul McLeod got it all-in on a flop of 5♠J♣7♦ with Brown holding K♣Q♦ and McLeod [10c][10s], Brown turned one of his outs the Q♥ and the 7♦ river was no help to McLeod who exited in 54th place. 55th place finisher and also winning £800 is Louis Scriven. -- NW

4.12pm: First cash: Kevin Williams
Kevin Williams is the first player to cash out here in Edinburgh. He got it in with 7♠7♦ against Ian Bruce's A♣8♥ and was drawing thin after Bruce caught his ace. Williams adds £800 to his poker coffers. -- RD

4.08pm: Hawkins finds bullets
Keith Hawkins raised to 5,200 from under the gun, Nicolai Henschel moved all-in on the button for 34,800 and Hawkins called.

Hawkins:A♦A♥
Henschel:A♠J♠

The board of 2♠K♥9♦Q♠3♣ an ultimately fruitless one for Henschel. -- NW


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Hawkins found bullets on the bubble


4.05pm: Bubble has burst
Nicolai Henschel eliminated by Keith Hawkins, details on the way. -- NW

3.55pm: Hand for hand
The play is still hand for hand and as TD Toby Stone has just reminded players: "If you're not in your sit when the hand is dealt then your hand is dead, guys." It's still not stopping some players from rushing from table to table when there's action. It never does. -- RD



3.50pm: On the bubble
Play has slowed down as we mount the bubble.

3.45pm: Big clash
Owen Robinson and Martiin Mulsow are two of the largest stacks in the tournament and they just clashed in a large pot. Robinson opened preflop and was called by Mulsow. The Irishman fired 17,000 at the 3♥9♣4♥ flop and was raised to 36,000 by Mulsow. Robinson called. On the 8♣ turn Mulsow asked for a count and was told 200,000 by Robinson. Both players checked before Robinson shoved the 7♣ river for that same said 200,000.

Mulsow quickly passed admitting that he was 'just dicking around' on the flop. Mulsow seems to be enjoying his time at the table, laughing frequently. -- RD

3.40pm: Small goes large
Mantas Puidokas opened from the cut-off to 5,600 and Adam Small made it 15,000 from the button. Puidokas made the call and then led 14,200 into the 7♥2♥2♠ board. Small then shoved all-in for 67,000 to win the pot. He flashed A♣J♥. -- RD

3.30pm: Convey shoves into big slick
A short stacked Marc Convey shoved from the button into Jakub Klimek's big blind and was swiftly called. The PokerStars EPT blogger had some equity with his jack-ten facing Klimek's big slick and managed to go ahead on the flop before Klimek caught up on the turn. We have 62 players left and 56 spots paying out. -- RD



3.25pm: Risk takes out Docherty
David Docherty got his last 20,000 in against Nicholas Abou Risk, the latter's king-queen holding against king-three, Risk is now on around 165,000. Also out are John Angus and Marc Convey, details on Convey's exit coming right up. -- NW

3.20pm: Pretty Nitty
Just before the blinds went up Kevin Williams opened for 4,500 and Martin Mulsow made the call from the cut-off. They were joined by Luke Marsh, I believe, from the blinds. Williams bet 6,900 on the T♦7♠J♦ flop, Mulsow called and Marsh got out of the way.

Williams slowed down on the 9♣ turn check-calling 16,300 before both players checked the 7♦ river. "Pretty nitty, I know," said Mulsow as he turned over the nuts straight with Q♣K♠. Williams is down to about 40,000. -- RD


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Mulsow has a big stack and didn't want to risk the shove


LEVEL UP: BLINDS 1,200-2,400, ANTE 200


3.15pm: Lefew three-bets
Ben Lefew has come all the way from North America for this tournament and it's not the furst time either. Lefew finished third at UKIPT Galway at the beginning of the year and as well as being a great player also seems to be an inordinately nice guy to boot. Lefew has been keeping a low profile in the event but seems to be upping the aggression when necessary. Nicolai Henschel opened the pot for 4,500 from the cut-off and Lefew three-bet to 12,100. Henschel went into the tank - please don't tell me that we're stalling with ten players to the bubble - and finally had the clock called on him before folding. Lefew is up to 75,000. -- RD

3.10pm: Jesse May is out
The voice of poker has been silenced, in this tournament at least, Suzanne Pyefinch did the damage. -- NW

3.05pm: Convey still chipping away
PokerStars blogger Marc 'The Conv' Convey is still in although he's only got about 35,000. He recently moved in and got no callers to add some much needed chips to his stack. Jake Cody has been moved to his direct right. With 72 players left the bubble is approaching, average stack is around 88,000. -- NW

3.04pm: Robinson fails to find the trigger
Owen Robinson looked dangerously close to firing a bullet at the river of a 5♣J♠J♦3♥A♦ board but eventually decided not to turn his hand into bluff and showed pocket sixes. His opponent, Luke Marsh, showed pocket sevens to take the pot. -- RD

3pm: Double up for James Gray
James Gray has just doubled through Suzanne Pyefinch, all-in pre with pocket queens against A♠Q♦ for 41,900. The flop of 5♦5♥5♣ gave Pyefinch an additional out. But the 6♣ 2♠ turn and river blanked. -- NW

2.55pm: Neil 'Chirping Chips' Channing
That's what table mate Joeri Zandvliet has nicknamed him. Channing has doubled through Joeri, Channing's aces beating Zandlivet's pocket tens, "I made a small raise and he shoved,' said Channing. "Yep the idiot from Northern Europe paid him off," said Zandlivet. As this exchange was going on Channing was involved in another pot, he raised to 4,000 from early position and was flat called by Jeun-Pierre Gazian from the small blind. Gazian led for 6,100 on the 6♣8♦J♦ flop. "Stop it," said Channing, "I was going to bet 6,200 but I'm not sure what to do now," he added. Channing settled on a raise to 16,100 total and Gazian folded. Channing is up to 60,000, still below average, but enough to chirp! -- NW

2.50pm: Nice value bet from Whittaker
On a board of 3♣4♦J♠2♦7♠ Joe Whittaker made a nice pot-sized 15,300 value bet into Paul Mctaggart who called and then mucked. Whittaker's J♣Q♣ was more than enough to take the pot. Whittaker is chipped up to 150,000. -- RD


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Joe Whittaker is chipping up nicely


2.40pm: Eurrggghhhh: gut wrencher for Thew
Julian Thew has just gone out in to a sickening one-outer. The Team PokerStars Pro had called Martin Mulsow's early position 5,200 raise as had Owen Robinson. On a flop of [a][j][7] Mulsow led out for 9,200. Thew raised to 20,000 and Mulsow moved all-in putting Thew's 60,00 stack at risk. Thew made the call tabling a dominating set with pocket jacks to Mulsow's pocket sevens. Turn: queen. River: seven.

As Thew recounted the hand to us in the bullpen just moments after the event he looked a little pale around the gills. "It was a really nice pot as well," said Thew a little regretfully. Indeed it was. The 130,000 pot boosts Mulsow into the chip lead with 280,000. -- RD


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Yes, this was the same stunned look Thew had in the press room


2.35pm: So long Schwade
We've been following the Schwade brothers all tournament, Jonas went out on day 1B but his older brother Jan-Niclas made it through to day two, but we saw him standing on the rail and he told us about his exit hand, Joeri Zandvliet doing the damage. Schwade told us, "Zandvilet raised on the button and I called from the big blind with pocket sixes. The flop was [J][6][7] I check, he bets, I check raise, he calls. The turn was another jack and I jam 27,000 into a pot of 35,000 and he calls with pocket eights saying he thinks I'm on a draw. The river was another jack giving him a better full house." Zandvilet is up to around 120,000. -- NW

2.25pm: No joy for Hawkins
Dominik Hinzmann shoved 15,200 from the small blind and was quickly called by Keith Hawkins.

Hinzmann: 5♣8♥
Hawkins: A♠J♣

The flop instantly hit Hinzmann with 8♦7♥2♦ and Hawkins failed to catch up. Hawkins drops to 25,000. -- RD

2.18pm: Whittaker wins one
Joe Whittaker won a nice pot just before the break, using pure aggression to move Conor Ainsworth off his hand. Both players put 5,600 each in on the turn of A♦3♠6♥2♠, the river was the 2♥ and Ainsworth fired 11,200. Whittaker moved all-in and Ainsworth folded. Whiitaker was up to just under 80,000 after the hand -- NW

2.15pm: Squeaky bum time
We're rapidly approaching the money here in Edinburgh with 84 players left and 56 players getting paid. As Alex Ferguson once said: "It's squeaky bum time." -- RD


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Who will be spitting their dummy out next at the UKIPT Edinburgh?


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

Rick Dacey
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