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Ludovic Geilich Gets the Lot in the 2015 GPS Newcastle Main Event

Ludovic Geilich

Everyone's favorite hyper-aggressive Scotsman, Ludovic Geilich, may have missed this week's Sunday grind online, but at least he was putting his time away from the virtual felt to good use; he was busy winning the 2015 Genting Poker Series Newcastle Main Event for £27,500.

The final day's play started with Rick Trigg leading the 17 returning players, but nothing went right for the Sheffield-based grinder and he fell in 14th place. Trigg's exit hand was typical of his day, getting his chips in with {A-Hearts}{6-Hearts} versus Nick Ramsay's {K-Hearts}{10-Spades} on an {8-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{8-Spades} board, only for the {10-Clubs} to land on the river to gift Ramsay a full house and Trigg an early exit.

By the time the nine-handed final table was reached, Geilich found himself fifth in chips with a stack the third of the size of leader Darren Grosvenor.

First to bow out was Karl Guiness, who lost a coin flip with Gary Wilson. Guiness committed his chips with the {A-Clubs}{9-Spades} and Wilson called with the {4-Spades}{4-Hearts}. The {Q-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} board left Wilson's fours as the best hand and Guiness walked off to collect his £2,000 prize money.

Geilich then hit a rich vein of form that saw him begin bullying the table then busting two players in quick succession.

The first of Geilich's casualties was Michael Richardson who ran his {Q-}{Q-} into the {A-}{A-} of Geilich — he does get legitimate hands sometimes — and then Norman Little's {5-}{5-} couldn't get there against Geilich's {8-}{8-}.

Next to fall was Andrew Leathern. On a {3-}{J-}{10-} flop Wilson fired a bet and Leathern called. A lowly {2-} landed on the turn, Wilson led for 115,000 only to see Leathern jam for 436,000 in total. Wilson eventually called with {K-}{J-} and discovered his top pair was good against the {A-}{3-} of Leathern. The river bricked and it was game over for Leathern.

Craig Grainger busted in fourth place after a clash with Wilson didn't go to plan, then Geilich's {A-}{Q-} held against Wilson's {A-}{2-} to leave only three players in the hunt for the title.

Those three became two when Ramsay bust, leaving Geilich to take a 3.8 million-2.4 million chip lead into heads-up play against Grosvenor.

As you'd expect, Geilich was relentless from the second the heads-up battle commenced and when the final hand took place Geilich had opened a 4.5 million-1.7 million lead for himself. It was a classic coin flip that ended the tournament, as Grosvenor was all in with {A-}{K-} and Geilich showing the {Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}. By the river, the board read {10-}{6-}{8-}{9-}{j-}, which gave Geilich an unnecessary straight and the win.

Final Table Results

1Ludovic Geilich£27,500
2Darren Grosvenor£18,250
3Nick Ramsey£12,000
4Gary Wilson£7,250
5Craig Grainger£5,400
6Andrew Leathern£4,400
7Norman Little£3,400
8Michael Richardson£2,750
9Karl Guiness£2,000

The next GPS Main Event takes place in a month's time at the Genting Club Reading and is one of the new Mini Series events. The Main Event costs £220 to enter and sees players sit with 25,000 chips and play to 40-minute blinds.

Lead image courtesy of the Genting Poker blog.

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