Edinburgh Poker Awards Winners 2014

by Martin Smith on 16/11/2014

The Edinburgh Poker Awards 2015 results are in!

BEST TOURNAMENT PLAYER
Chris Wilson
Honourable mentions to Martin J Smith, Naz, David Weeks & Todd Cairns.

BEST CASH GAME PLAYER
Thomas Partridge

LOW STAKES GRINDER AWARD
David Ho
Honourable mentions to Naz, Malcolm Stewart, Paddy Doonan, Gordon Sloan & Ash Joshi.

BIGGEST NIT
Bill Wallace
Honourable mentions to Martin J Smith, Willie Paxton, Ramon de Marco & Malcolm Stewart.

RUN LIKE GOD AWARD
Martin J Smith
Honourable mention to Naz.

BEST DRUNK PLAYER
Stuart Ebdy
Honourable mentions to Louis Paxton & Alan Ng.

BEST POKER VENUE
Genting Fountain Park

BEST WEEKLY TOURNAMENT
Genting Monday £3k Guaranteed
Honourable mention to Maybury Friday £3.5k Guaranteed

STAFF MEMBER OF THE YEAR (Joint Winners)
James Baird (Genting)
Scott Brown (Grosvenor)
Honourable mentions to Niall Fraser & Zenith Hunt.

BEST TOUR/FESTIVAL
Genting Poker Series
Honourable mention to 25/25 Series

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Edinburgh Poker Awards Nominations 2014

by Martin Smith on 04/11/2014

Here are the DRAFT nominations for the Edinburgh Poker Awards 2014. They are not closed yet so please get in touch if you think anyone who should be included has been missed out. Thanks!

1. BEST EDINBURGH LIVE MULTI-TABLE TOURNAMENT (MTT) PLAYER 2014
Alistair Parry
Andrew Feenan
Andrew White
Andy Lee
Barry McQueen
Ben Caird
Billy Mundh
Bob Cummings
Cameron Alavizadeh
Chris Craig
Chris Ferguson
Chris Wildig
Chris Wilson
Colin McConaghy
Craig Smith
Daniel Khosrowpour
Dany Coll
David Gillies
David Gray
David Weeks
Dode Elliot
Dylan Kirby
Gary Gracey
Gavin McGuire
GK Kamal
Gordon Wood
Gregor Deas
James Gray Jnr
Jamie Duffy
John Angus
Jonny Gray
Malcolm Stewart
Marc Leishman
Mark Cuggy
Mark Dolan
Martin J Smith
Michael Crawford
Neil Feenan
Norman Wilkie
Paddy Doonan
Richard Goldberg
Richie Doonan
Ricky Yuill
Robbie Bull
Robbie Dalgleish
Robert Knight
Ross Loggie
Sam Ancell
Scott Brown
Scott Finlayson
Stephen Ng
Stewart Hay
Todd Cairns
Willie Elliot
Zahid “Naz” Naseem

2. BEST EDINBURGH LIVE CASH GAME PLAYER 2014
Abi Bavanandhi
Andrew White
Chris Ferguson
Craig Smith
Euan Swan
Gary Bertram
John Perkin
Martin J Smith
Paddy Doonan
Paul Sharkey
Richard Goldberg
Robbie Bull
Ross Loggie
Sam Ancell
Shakey
Stuart Thomson
Thomas Partridge

3. LOW STAKES GRINDER AWARD 2014
Ash Joshi
Daniel Khosrowpour
David Ho
Eddie Fawr
Frank Halliday
Gordon Sloan
James Cheung
Jamie Duffy
Josh Green
Malcolm Stewart
Murray Lorimer
Nathan Duncan
Paddy Doonan
Zahid “Naz” Naseem

4. BIGGEST NIT 2014
Ash Joshi
Bill Wallace
James Gray
John Angus
Malcolm Stewart
Martin J Smith
Ramon de Marco
Willie Paxton

5. RUN LIKE GOD AWARD 2014
Alan Ng
Bilal Hussain
Chris Wilson
Chun Lee
Dany Coll
John Perkin
Jonny Gray
Martin J Smith
Robbie Bull
Thomas Partridge
Willie Elliot
Zahid “Naz” Naseem

6. BEST DRUNK PLAYER 2014
Alan Ng
Paul Sharkey
Louis Paxton
Gordon Sloan

7. Best Poker Venue 2014
Genting Fountain Park
Grosvenor Maybury

8. BEST WEEKLY TOURNAMENT 2014
Genting Monday £3,000 Guaranteed
Genting Tuesday Head Hunter
Genting Wednesday Grassroots
Genting Thursday Freezout
Genting Friday £3,000 Guaranteed
Genting Saturday £1,500 Guaranteed
Genting Sunday Freeroll
Maybury Monday £1,500 Guaranteed
Maybury Wednesday £1,500 Guaranteed
Maybury Thursday Satellites
Maybury Friday £3.500 Guaranteed
Maybury Sunday £1,000 Guaranteed

9. STAFF MEMBER OF THE YEAR 2014
Alex Wade (Genting)
Douglas Hamilton (Genting)
Gregg Morris (Genting, retired)
Igor Zydek (Maybury)
James Baird (Genting)
John Johnstone (Maybury, transferred)
Martti Kuuben (Maybury)
Michael Fazal Sajjad (Genting)
Mike Timms (Genting)
Nathan Duncan (Genting, retired)
Niall Fraser (Genting)
Sam Morris (Genting)
Scott Brown (Maybury)
Sean Summers (Genting, retired)
Zenith Hunt (Genting)

10. BEST FESTIVAL/TOUR 2014
UKIPT (Assembly Rooms in January)
GUKPT (Maybury in April)
Genting Poker Series (Fountain Park in October)
25/25 Series (Maybury in October + December)

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GPS Edinburgh 2014

by Martin Smith on 29/10/2014

Here is the full schedule for GPS Edinburgh:

The white boxes show where errors on the official schedule were corrected. One other error that was noticed too late was that Day 1A online starts at 9pm, not 8pm as shown on the official website or promotional material.

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New Genting Fountain Park Schedule

by Martin Smith on 18/04/2014

Here is also a reminder of the Genting Fountain Park tournament schedule:

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New Grosvenor Maybury Schedule

by Martin Smith April 17, 2014

Grosvenor Maybury has published its new tournament schedule which will take effect on 5th May 2014. The highlights include: A brand new £15/£15/£15 Monday tournament with £2,750 guaranteed. An increased Friday guarantee to £3,250. An increased monthly game guarantee to £5,000 and earlier 6pm start. In all tournaments only 1 re-entry is now permitted. All […]

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Easter events in Edinburgh

by Martin Smith April 8, 2014

Now that the GUKPT is over what’s next in Edinburgh? Thur 10th April Genting Easter Extravanganza Satellite 8pm £20 freezeout with 10×160 packages guaranteed https://www.facebook.com/events/685669251456528 Sat 12th April Grosvenor 7pm £50 with 1×20 top-up £4,000 guaranteed Dealer Dealt https://www.facebook.com/events/1472173456345153 Thur 17th April Genting Easter Extravanganza Satellite 8pm £20 freezeout with 10×160 packages guaranteed https://www.facebook.com/events/685669251456528 Fri […]

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GUKPT Edinburgh Poetry Collection

by Martin Smith April 5, 2014

Day 2 GUKPT Day 2, we’ve made it, me and you, that’s who. We’ve got 62 left from 192, a lot of work remaining but that’s nothing new. It’s gonna be a lot of fun, with Loggie, Vamplew, Kimber each with a tonne. Mad Ludo is short but not down and out, he can come […]

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Grosvenor’s GUKPT comes to Edinburgh

by Martin Smith March 29, 2014

The GUKPT comes to Scotland for the fist time this week. Here is the full schedule for the festival at the Grosvenor Maybury Casino here in Edinburgh:

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2014 tournaments for the discerning Scottish Player

by Martin Smith February 10, 2014

Planning your poker trips for 2014? Here’s a list of the biggest and best events relatively accessible for Scottish players: February GPS Star City Birmingham 12/02/2014 to 16/02/2014 £400+£40 with £125k guaranteed Sky Poker UK Championships DTD Mon 17th Feb to Sun 23rd Feb £1000+£100 with £500,000 guaranteed European Deepstack Dublin 20th -23rd Feb €500+€50 […]

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Genting FP Christmas Cracker Day 2

by Martin Smith December 29, 2013

The Christmas Cracker had 283 entrants and a prize pool of £42,050. The top 3 prizes are £10,860, £7,270 and £4,750 with 9th getting £780 and 29th £250. 64 players start Day 2 at 6pm tonight. We have over 8 million chips in play with an average stack of 129k. Blinds will be 1200/2400/300 and […]

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