It seems the Scots have this UK & Ireland Poker Tour sussed out after they claimed their third UKIPT Main Event title in a row. Robbie Bull came into the final day 6th from eight in chips and ended it as the latest Scotsman to scoop a UKIPT Main Event.
He took home £113,405 after agreeing to chop the prize pool when heads up against Ian Simpson who scored £106,869 for his runner up finish.
Sweet jesus. Dream final table. Everything went my way. Can't think straight right now. Thanks for all the support and messages ya legends.
— Robbie Bull (@Robbie_Bull) October 6, 2013
The 21 year old qualified on PokerStars and has been playing live tournaments for around three years. The closest he has come to winning a UKIPT event was last year at the UKIPT Bristol where he finished in 3rd place.
He started in 6th but was easily the most active player in the early stages of Day 4, so much so that he quickly pushed himself into second place in the chip counts. He stayed in that position throughout the day until he got heads up against Simpson. There was not too much between them so they agreed to bank around £100k each and play for the remaining £10k.
He will be the first to admit that he was lucky to win that heads up, as Simpson dominated proceedings for the most part and only lost due to luck. Both the biggest pots saw him in front when the chips went into the middle, but Bull managed to win both.
First his Jd-Tc was behind the Ah-8d of Simpson but managed to out-flop his opponent and then he flopped a flush when his ace was far weaker than that of his opponent to claim the title.
The Final Standings
1st) Robbie Bull – £113,405 (d)
2nd) Ian Simpson – £106,869 (d)
3rd) Jack Salter – £59,125
4th) Lasse Frost – £44,635
5th) Dario Sammartino – £35,360
6th) Karl Mahrenholz – £26,735
7th) Patryk Slusarek – £19,200
8th) Paul Zimbler – £13,115
With the UKIPT London now out of the way, all eyes will be on the EPT London Main Event, with Day 1a being played out last night. We will be following that event just like we have with the UKIPT and EPT London Super High Roller, so be sure to check in from time to time.