The Scottish player Andrew Mackenzie reached the final table of the second stage of the 2017 Unibet UK Poker Tour, which took place in Glasgow, leaving it with the first prize and the title.
The field of the Unibet Tour welcomed 205 players, who participated in the Main Event of the competition. The guaranteed prize pool was announced to be £40,000 with a buy-in for the Main Event £220. Thus, the prize pool was increased with £1,000 and the 20 players, who took the first top positions on the list managed to bring a share of the pot at home.
The final table was occupied by 9 players, who managed to outperform all the rest players in the competition. The first to leave the table was Radoslaw Iliev, who managed to grab the smallest piece of the prize pool, estimated to be £1,000.
With a prize of £1,300, the next on the list, who needed to leave the poker table was Christine Maschmann. She was followed by Gary Leach (£1,650), Darius Zyle (£2,050), Henning Andre (£2,600) and Robert Stenegard (£3,400).
The players, who entered the top three positions were Andrew Mackenzie, Andrew Laurie and Rauno Tahvonen. The three-handed table decided that Rauno Tahvonen will be the third player, who needed to leave the final table with £4,700 added to his earnings.
Andrew Mackenzie and Andrew Laurie were the players, who entered the heads-up battle. The two players needed to compete in the well-known variation of the game, and namely No-limit Hold’em. In the one-to-one battle, the cards were well-disposed to Mackenzie, who managed to conquer the first position and outplay his runner-up Laurie, who was awarded £7,290.
Andrew Laurie is a well-known poker player, who participated in Spring Championship Of Online Poker event at PokerStars. Then, he managed to gain the upper hand over all the players and won the first prize, worth $153,340. In fact, Laurie has a rich background in online poker competitions, known under the nickname “Andyafc”. It was reported that the earnings, which the player amassed from online poker are more than $750,000.
On the other hand, this is the second big win for Mackenzie in a live poker competition. He is said to be a regular player in his own country, participating mainly in events with low buy-in. He is reported to have accumulated around $105,631 in winnings from his poker career. In fact, being a low buy-in player, the amount of his earnings is self-evident for the record number of events, which he participated in, estimated to be more than 90.
As mentioned above, this is the second big achievement for the player, who left the poker table with £11,500. Mackenzie’s previous big triumph was from £330 Scottish Cup, where he finished as the runner-up of Paul McTaggart. Despite being on the second position, this is the highest prize, which the player have ever won in his poker career, and namely £14,175.