Tuesday 24th November, 2015

Superb performance from David Gomez sees Spaniard win UKIPT5 Edinburgh and £49,660

By Mark Valentine

I think we can put the myth of the 'curse of the chip leader' well and truly to bed. In this tournament David Gomez was the Day 1B chip leader, was still top at the end of Day 2 and now he's won it all to become the latest UKIPT champion. "It's amazing. In Spain, not too many people have this type of trophy so it's special," he said after he'd won.

For most of the final day's play a victory for the Spaniard had seemed the most likely outcome as he held the chip lead for all but a brief period. But he could never have predicted the spectacular finish to this tournament. There was no heads-up play in this event as the final hand took place with three people still at the felt, with the Spaniard a commanding chip leader. 

He opened the pot with pocket kings, Angelina Rich three-bet with A♦K♦, Ben Burnhill - who was the shortest of the three - committed his chips with J♣J♠. Gomez shoved over the top and after a brief think Rich called all-in.

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