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Fintan Gavin Wins UK & Ireland Poker Tour Edinburgh

Irishman Versus Englishman For UK & Ireland Poker Tour Edinburgh Title

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Credit: Mickey MayFintan Gavin has won the PokerStars UK & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) Edinburgh by beating 518 players over three days at the Corn Exchange.

Gavin’s final opponent was Englishman Andrew Hawksby but the Irishman, who took second place at EPT Barcelona in 2008, wasn’t about to go home early this time, he stormed onwards towards the title and took down the £61,500 first-place prize.

Hawksby had a 3-1 chip lead on Gavin going into the heads-up match but Gavin won a big flip on the second hand to make the stacks almost even. The Irishman continued his comeback and after an hour of heads-up play he landed his final blow.

Hawksby raised 160,000 from the big blind and Gavin called. The two saw a flop of 9Heart Suit 7Club Suit 4Club Suit and when Gavin check-raised all in, Hawksby made the call. Gavin held JDiamond Suit 9Spade Suit and Hawksby revealed 9Club Suit 6Spade Suit. The turn and river didn’t change anything and with the two holding the same pair, Gavin’s kicker was enough to end the event.

Here are the final results and payouts:

1. Fintan Gavin (Ireland) £61,500
2. Andrew Hawksby (United Kingdom) £37,400
3. Jamie Dale (United Kingdom) £22,900
4. Thomas Ward (United Kingdom) £16,850
5. George Clyde-Smith (United Kingdom) £13,100
6. Craig Brown (United Kingdom) £10,500
7. Antonis Poulengeris (United Kingdom) £8,050
8. Rob Swindells (United Kingdom) £6,300
9. Kevin Letham (United Kingdom) £4,555

The UKIPT lands in Dublin, Ireland for its next stop, which will take place at the Ballsbridge Inn from Sept. 8 to 12.