Scotland's Dean Hutchinson Wins UKIPT Edinburgh For £93,900

Scotland's Dean Hutchinson Wins UKIPT Edinburgh For £93,900Scotland’s Dean Hutchinson has triumphed at the 2014 UKIPT Edinburgh Main Event, after besting a field of 427 players over five days on his way to claiming the title, and collecting the £93,900 ($154,000) first place prize.
Following his impressive victory at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh, Hutchinson, (photo left) commented: “I decided to play at the last-minute. It was a hard final table, my friend (Michael Kane) was on the final table and it was really good having a rail and their support, it’ll be a great memory.”
The £1,000 buy-in tournament created a prize pool worth £485,000 ($795,421), and by the time the final table of eight had been reached, Jason Beazley was out in front as the chip leader on a 2.3m stack, followed by Liv Boeree (2.229m), and Dean Hutchinson (1.29m). Also competing for the title was Eldon Orr (1.136m), Michael Kane (505k), Tomasz Raniszewski (490k), Ciaran Heaney (363k), and Jacobus Visser (265k).
Liv Boeree (Q-Q) then proceeded to eliminate Ciaran Heaney (A-10) in 8th (£11,060), before being dealt A-Q and doing likewise to Michael Kane (Q-J) in 7th for £15,570. Jacobus Visser was then Boeree’s next victim in 6th (£20,710), and continuing her steamroll of the final table, Liv Boeree (8-8) subsequently dispatched Eldon Orr (A-K) to the rail in 4th (£33,700), and Jason Beazley in 3rd (£42,430) to herald in the heads-up phase of the competition against Dean Hutchison.
As the final showdown got underway, Liv Boeree held a 5.32m to 3m chip advantage over Dean Hutchinson, and she managed to reduce his stack further to 1.8m when a crucial hand occurred in which Hutchinson (A-2) survived an all-in against Boeree’s pocket kings.
The chips then remained evenly balanced for a while until Hutchison managed to turn the tide and eventually take out a short-stacked Boeree (5-3), who went all-in on a 4-5-6 flop. Unfortunately for her, Hutchison was holding 6-5 for two pair, and after the turn and river produced a K and 8, Boeree had to be satisfied with a runner-up finish worth £59,180, while Dean Hutchison was crowned the 2014 UKIPT Edinburgh champion.
Following the competition’s conclusion, Liv Boeree, commented: “If the kings hand held against A-4 it’s obviously a different story. At the start of heads-up I felt like I had him pegged and was confident that I was going to win. But, he adapted really well and became a lot more aggressive, which not only made him harder to play against but made it higher variance. My top priority is winning another major title, the goal is still the Triple Crown. But a UKIPT title would’ve been great.”
Final Table Payouts:
1st. Dean Hutchison – £93,900
2nd. Liv Boeree – £59,180
3rd. Jason Beazley – £42,430
4th. Eldon Orr – £33,700
5th. Tomasz Raniszewski – £26,430
6th. Jacobus Visser – £20,710
7th. Michael Kane – £15,570
8th. Ciaran Heaney – £11,060

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