Risk Pays Off at UKIPT Edinburgh

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UKIPT Edinburgh champ Nicholas Abou Risk.

Canadian PokerStars qualifier Nicholas Abou Risk captured the UKIPT Edinburgh title this weekend.

With Edinburgh's famous Fringe Festival in full swing the UKIPT's first Scottish event drew 401 players to the Corn Exchange.

But in the end, the 25-year old Canadian took home the £50,000 first-place prize and a £5,250 seat in the upcoming PokerStars EPT London main event, doubling as the UKIPT's season finale.

Risk, who currently lives in Dublin was at or near the top of the leaderboard almost the entire tournament, going into the 8-handed final as chip leader.

"I had a good feeling on that first day and was talking through a lot of hands with Liv Boeree," he said.

"Realizing that she had some respect for my game gave me a lot of confidence and I started stealing a lot more blinds."

Two female players actually made the final, but Mary Martin and Suzanne Pyefinch were the first two busted.

Risk beat Lithuanian Mantis Puidokas heads up to book the win.

The next stop in the first Season of the UKIPT is the Irish final at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin Sept. 9-12. The €560 Main Event has a €250,000 guarantee.

Qualifiers are running now on PokerStars.

Below are the final table payouts from Edinburgh:

Nicholas Abou Risk


Mantas Puidokas


Luke Marsh


Joeri Zandvliet


Richard Chadwick


Max Silver


Suzanne Pyefinch


Mary Martin



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