Mitchell takes Edinburgh GUKPT title

James Mitchell has added the GUKPT Edinburgh title to his impressive tournament CV, topping a field of 234 entries in the Scottish capital from 19-26 April to turn his £550 buy-in into a cool £33,930 first prize.

Mitchell returned for Sunday's final day with the chip lead and made steady progress towards a heads-up confrontation with day-one chip leader Colin Wu. As two-handed play started both players were extremely deep and it looked like it could turn into a very cagey battle.

And it took about two hour for the winner to be crowned, the chips going all-in on a 6D-3S-8H-9C board with Wu tabling an over pair with pocket jacks. But he was well behind as Mitchell revealed pocket threes for a set. The miracle jack failed to appear giving Mitchell his first GUKPT victory after three previous final table appearances.

GUKPT Edinburgh
1st James Mitchell £33,930
2nd Colin Wu £22,230
3rd Paul Strachan £13,920
4th Mindaugas Kriauciunas £9,130
5th Richard Cylde £6,320
6th Stephen Wood £4,560
7th Usman Ulhaq £3,740
8th David Maclean £3,160
9th Gary Bertram £2,690
10th Steven Duncan £2,230