2024 UKPL Edinburgh Winners Recap

By David Huber
February 19, 2024

The 2024 UKPL Edinburgh Main Event at the Scottish capital city’s Grosvenor poker room has concluded after witnessing more than 1,000 poker players from around the world converging on one of the nation’s hidden jewels of a tournament tour stop.

The festival marked the second tour stop of the year for the UK Poker League, and included tournament buy-ins ranging from £90 all the way up to £1,100. Sponsored by 888poker, the UKPL has quickly become a much-talked-about and exciting live poker leagues, with a handful more of destinations to come this year.

Following is a recap of the UKPL Edinburgh tournaments that were played over the series’ five days of action, from February 13-18, 2024.

UKPL Edinburgh

2024 UKPL Edinburgh Tournament Results

Live poker action from the Grosvenor poker room in Edinburgh began on February 13 with a satellite qualifier event into the £250 buy-in Opening Voyage No Limit Texas Hold’em tournament.

Players who had already entered the event directly started competing at 3:00pm local time in the Day 1A flight.

There were eight satellite winners into the Opening Voyage tournament on Monday, all of whom were awarded an entry into the event.

Jacques Nadler became the first formal 2024 UKPL Edinburgh tournament winner by capturing first place in the £4/£5/£6 Pot Limit Omaha tournament, winning £1,400 in a four-way final table deal. The other top four finishers each pocketed £1,390 as part of the negotiated chop.

While a flurry of poker tournament activity continued, Barrie Greenan of Scotland secured the top spot in the Opening Voyage event. With the win, Greenan collected a five-figure payout of £11,117 after negotiating a heads-up deal.

Billy Henderson outlasted over 50 opponents in the £1,100 buy-in High Roller event at the 2024 UKPT Edinburgh festival. For his efforts, Henderson was awarded £13,620.

Henderson spoke with Grosvenor Poker’s very own Phil “The Tower” Heald after capturing the victory in the High Roller event.

Saturday night, the final tally of entrants into the 2024 UKPL Edinburgh Main Event were announced. In total, the £560 buy-in NLHE tournament attracted 311 entrants across four Day 1 starting flights. All 49 players who advanced to Day 2 made it into the money.

The 2024 UKPL Edinburgh Main Event wrapped up late Sunday night as Scotland’s very own Michael Kane bested the field for a championship cash prize of £25,208. The payout was the result of a three way chop that saw each of the final three finishers collect over £20,000.

There was still plenty of poker action to be had at the Grosvenor poker room into the wee hours. The 888poker Closer for the 2024 UKPT Edinburgh festival was won by Matt Davenport. The UK poker rounder took home a nice payday of £3,660 after topping the field.

Brian O’Connor of Ireland was first among seniors Sunday night. Brian picked up his largest ever live poker tournament cash with a £2,410 haul in the Seniors Event.

2024 UKPT Edinburgh Concludes

In summary, it was an extremely fun, competitive, and lucrative live poker tournament festival for many of Europe’s most capable players. The Grosvenor poker room in Edinburgh, together with the 888poker-powered UKPT, put on a fabulous series of events as part of the tour’s first ever stop in Scotland’s capital city.

More updates on 888poker’s live tournament events are sure to come next month, as the next stop for the UKPL is slated for March 5-10 in Luton, England.

Players still have plenty of time to qualify for a seat in one or more of the events that will be held in England early next month, or a direct entry can be purchased for as little as £90. Online qualifiers are available exclusively on 888poker for the upcoming two weeks leading up to the UKPT Luton series.

Congratulations to all poker players who competed in the 2024 UKPL Edinburgh live tournament series. We look forward to seeing more great poker play and tournament winners from the UKPL this year!



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David Huber

David Huber has been involved in the poker industry for close to two decades: initially as a professional online poker player and later as an editor, consultant, writer, and forum manager. Known as “dhubermex” online, David’s poker-related work has been heavily published across numerous websites since 2004.

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