Yucel Eminoglu Wins Genting Poker Series Stoke

Yucel Eminoglu Wins Genting Poker Series StokeYucel “Mad Turk” Eminoglu has won the Genting Poker Series Stoke, after defeating a field of 478 players over three days to lift the title, and collect the £46,550 ($73,049) first place prize.
The Turkish player first started cashing in at tournaments back in 2005 and has earned himself the nickname “Mad Turk” along the way on account of his aggressive style of play. With his latest victory in the West Midlands city Eminoglu has now taken his live tournament earnings to $315,091.
By the time the £430 deepstacked tournament reached its final table of nine at the Genting Club, Eminoglu was lying in 7th place. Early on, Eminoglu gave his chip stack a boost after being dealt Ks-Js and calling Damian Hitchins’ 3-bet shove all-in (Jc-9c) who subsequently walked away in 8th spot for £5,200. Long Pham then became the Mad Turk’s next victim after shoving his 8-8 into the pocket queens of Eminoglu, before hitting the rail in 5th for £14,250.
After Rui Chung (10-9) shoved his remaining stack on a 10-2-Q-2 board, only to be called by Eminoglu with Q-J, he soon found himself on the rail in 3rd, while the heads-up phase between Yucel Eminoglu and Simon Deadman got underway. Nevertheless, both Chung, Deadman and Eminoglu had already pocketed £30,000 a piece thanks to a three-way deal.
With just the title to play for, it didn’t take long before Eminoglu was crowned the champion with his Ac-Kc staying ahead of his opponent’s As-10s when the board fell 7c-9c-7h-Jd-2c.
The final table payouts were as follows:
1: Yucel Eminoglu — £46,550
2: Simon Deadman — £31,000
3: Rui Chung — £22,900
4: Rob Swindells — £17,950
5: Long Pham — £14,250
6: Steve Warburton — £10,800
7: Karl Mahrenholz — £7,700
8: Damian Hitchins — £5,200
9: Neil Ryder — £3,300
Next leg of the Genting Poker Series will now take place online between 27th-30th September.

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