UKIPT Edinburgh: Day 2, level 15 & 16 updates (blinds 2,000-4,000, ante 400)

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6.50pm: Dinner break
Full chip counts to be collected over the dinner break and we'll catch up with all the confirmed bust outs and cashes too.

43rd: Anthony Hamilton, United Kingsom, PokerStars player, £1,000
44th: John Wallace, United Kingdom, £1,000
45th: Stuart Hilton, United Kingdom, PokerStars player, £1,000

46th: Anthony Whalley, United Kingdom, PokerStars player, £900
47th: Russell Thomson, United Kingdom, PokerStars player, £900

Dinner. -- RD

6.45pm: Roberts swindled out of pot
Joe Roberts was knocked out just before the break in 310,000 flip against Rob Swindells. The cards on their back showed Roberts was the player chasing with A♥Q♣ against Swindells pair of tens.

Brutal T♣K♥Q♦ flop for Roberts who was left needing a jack only. It didn't arrived. Swindells up to 380,000 or so. Roberts out. -- RD


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TV glamour in Edinburgh


6.35pm: Latest fallers
Yes they may not have gone as deep as they'd like but they did climb to the second pay ladder, getting £900 for their troubles. Every cloud...

48th Mark Wagstaff, United Kingdom, PokerStars Player, £900
49th Lewis Jackson, United Kingdom, PokerStars Qualifier, £900
50th Grant Kinnear, United Kingdom, PokerStars Player, £900
51st Sam Macdonald, United Kingdom, PokerStars Player, £900
52nd Laurence Paisley, United Kingdom, PokerStars Player, £900

53rd Joseph Cecchini, United Kingdom, PokerStars Player, £900
54th Adrian Reynolds, United Kingdom, £900

6.35pm: Chips from table two
Table two is going to become the feature table after the break, it's looks a sound choice: "It's been a lively table with a fair amount of action," said Rob Swindells. Here's a look at who's on it and their chip counts:

Andrew Mackenzie, 180,000
James Walsh, 88,000
Sam Razavi, 74,000
George Devine 180,000
Joe Roberts, 150,000
Rob Swindells 175,000
Thomas Ward, 320,000


6.20pm: Big dogs
Here's the biggest stacks from the outer tables...

Alex Jobling 450,000
Bernardo Da Silveira Dias 400,000
Jamie Dale 360,000
Thomas Ward 350,000
Colin Wu 330,000
Alan Barnes 305,000
Mark Cuggy 290,000
Rhys Jones 260,000
Mark Ritchie 240,000

6.14pm: A correction of sorts...
Neil Channing called both myself and his close friend Keith Hawkins over to the rail just moments ago.

"Did you know what Rick wrote about you just before the bubble? He said that you and Fintan (Gavin) were these old rocks that were the least likely to go bust before the bubble," he said with a wide Cheshire cat smile before pointing out that Hawkins and Gavin were perhaps two of the biggest lunatics he'd ever played with.

Okay, it's a fair point. It may have come across that way but given the size of their stacks it was unlikely that they would have gone too mental on anyone that covered them - both were well over average at that point and just a couple of bust outs from the money. The defence rests its case.

Hawkins is up to 210,000 having passed to a three-bet from big stack Bernardo Da Silveira Dias. -- RD


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Bernardo Da Silveira Dias


6pm: Big Mac, little cheese
Sam Macdonald was eliminated a little while ago in 51st place. The youngster has held the chiplead three times going into Day 2 of UKIPT events, but has as yet been unable to turn that Day 1 rungood into as deep a run as he'd like.

He told me that his demise he was due to two hands: In the first he raised [K][3] and got four callers. On the [A]K♥3♥ flop Alexander Wanner open jammed for 60,000 with A♥6♥, Macdonald called but Wanner hit his flush.

In his exit hand Macdonald was down to 95,000 and opened 9♦8♦, then four bet jammed after he was three-bet by Bernardo Da Silveira Dias. The Brazillian was holding aces and that was that for Macdonald, Da Silveira Dias is now the probable chip leader with around 400,000. -- NW

5.53pm: High roller set to start
The £1,500 high roller is set to start and it's looking like a tough line-up with the confirmed names being Jon Spinks, Nick Abou Risk, Dominik Nitsche and Oli Schaffman, as well as Team PokerStars Pros JP Kelly and Vicky Coren. I think I might keep my wad of cash in my pocket on second thoughts. -- RD

LEVEL UP: BLINDS 2,000-4,000, ANTE 400


5.42pm: More fallers
Here is the next raft of bust outs:

55th: Kenneth Liddle, United Kingdom, PokerStars player, £800
56th: Liam Magennis, Ireland, PokerStars player, £800
57th: Ciaran Canning, United Kingdom, PokerStars qualifier, £800

58th: Julian Thew, United Kingdom, £800
59th: David Stockings, United Kingdom, £800
60th: Mark Smyth, Ireland, PokerStars player, £800

Blinds to go up shortly. -- RD

5.35pm: Four exits, two double ups
As per usual the post-bubble action is fast and frenetic. No sooner have you finished jotting down one all-in and call then there's another to dash to. In a five minute period I just witnessed four exits and two double ups.

Hand One: James Walsh raised all-in for 34,300 with A♦Q♠, Ciaran Canning then moved all-in behind him for 19,400 with pocket jacks and Adrian Reynolds put them both at risk by calling with A♣K♣.

The board ran 5♠3♦8♠2♣Q♥ to eliminate Canning, treble-up Walsh and leave Reyonlds with 18,000.

Hand Two: The next hand Fintan Gavin made it 6,300 with K♥9♥ and was priced into to call Reynolds shove of 18,000, the latter having him dominated with K♣[10c]. The board of A♥7♥7♦9♠A♦ gave Gavin the pot.

Hand Three:
Colin Wu is now up to around 430,000 after raising with aces and finding two players shoving behind him with J♠J♦ and A♦K♥ before he made the obligatory call. A flop of 9♠Q♣8♣ gave Liam Magennis (who had the jacks) some hope, but the 6♥A♥ turn and river pushed the pot Wu's way.

Hand four: Rhys Jones lost a race with pocket tens against Kenneth Mcmaihin's A♥K♣, Jones down to 160,000, Mcmaihin up to 130,000. -- NW

5.28pm: Thew out
Julian Thew has busted in 58th (we think) after running a flush draw into the nut flush draw. It's the EPT winner's first UKIPT main event cash. -- RD

5.24pm: Chip counts
We'll be getting full counts every break as well as trying to keep on top of the big movers and shakers in between. Check the counts by clicking here or on 'Chip counts' in the widget. -- RD

5.18pm: First few fallers
The first few three buts outs are as follows:

61st: Chris Farde, United Kingdom, £800
62nd: Richard Haile, United Kingdom, PokerStars player, £800
63rd: Ross Gillan, United Kingdom, PokerStars qualifier, £800

Plenty more short stacks to bust out this level. -- RD

5.05pm: Stockwell bubbles
Phil Stockwell is the unfortunate bubble boy here at UKIPT Edinburgh.

He opened to 9,500, Stuart Hilton three-bet to 26,100, Stockwell shoved for 71,100 and Hilton made the call. On their backs:

Hilton: K♥K♠
Stockwell: Q♠Q♦

The flop of 3♥[10d]3♦ was little help, although it did give Stockwell a back door flush draw. The 2♣ turn left him drawing to the two queens left in the deck, but the 8♣ river was no dice and the 63 remaining players are all now guaranteed £800. -- NW


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Phil Stockwell (left) and Stuart Hilton


4.58pm: Bubble has burst
Nick Wright was on the floor to see the bubble burst. Details to come. -- RD

4.50pm: Bubble confirmation
We are down to the bubble, that's just been confirmed. We have 64 players left and the next player out gets nothing. Hand for hand begins now.

David Vamplew and Rupinder 'Buckaroo' Bedi have been moved to the TV table. A little thought should go out to Richie Lawlor who bust out in 72nd, just off the money which would have been his fourth consecutive UKIPT cash this season. -- RD


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Richie Lawlor just off the money

PokerStars Blog reporting team in Edinburgh (in order of fantasy football woe):Nick Wright (lol Danny Gabbidon) and Rick Dacey (none, didn't get round to starting a team). Photos by Mickey May.

Rick Dacey
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