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| 1st || Real Deal || (Dan) |
| 2nd || Five Fingers || (Ot) |
| 3rd || Boy Plunger || (Ian) |
| 4th || DOG || (Carol) |
| 5th || Professor || (Ben) |
| 6th || Candyman || (Alex) |
| 7th || Sugarbabe || (Gronyaar) |
Prize fund: £5.00 each - total first prize £35.00
Game Length: 8.00pm - 10.30pm 2 hours 30 mins
Rules: Texas Hold'em - antes double 30 mins
Venue: Candy Factory
The Candy Factory is the venue for a night of high tension, shattered nerves and cautious play. The limited number of ranking events each year has raised the stakes.
The Sugarbabe starts well and has been reading up on the odds. Looks good initially but is all out in the early stages. Falls in behind the Women in Poker and cheers the DOG on, cheering out loud at a Fingers mauling.
The Candyman is hosting and the responsibility is too much for him. Out in the early stages too. Deals for the rest of the night and dishes out some of the worst flops seen in living memory. Out to not one, but two deadmans hands (A, total execution.
The Professor is playing professional poker. Doesn't put a foot wrong all night and accumulates a healthy chips lead. Quote of the night when observing Fingers is 'just as obnoxious sober'! One crazy hand and the Professor is out. All in on 7's is no way to get to heaven.
The DOG has had a long day and is dog-tired. Loses in the early hands and never recovers from a short stack. Doubles up three times all in. Falls just short of the points. Plays strong poker in the face of a consensus against yet another DOG win.
The Boy Plunger is unmasked. His poker name is the most famous stock market speculator in history, responsible for breaking the market in 1929. Picks up a big hand early and grinds all night, all the way to defeat. He is the 'third man' yet again. One point. Does an impression of a Thunderbird puppet.
Fingers plays strong early and picks up some nice pots. Over confidence leads to a crazy hand and his chip lead is history. Never recovers but steers his way to second place and a fistful of three points. In the DOG-house after pointing out to the table that another DOG win would put her out of sight in the league.
'The DOG must not win tonight'.
The Real Deal is never in danger, winning hands all night and playing aggressive poker. Calling and raising his way to his second win of the season. Takes his winnings to Yarmouth Casino and throws it all on blackjack. Respect. Unbeatable on this form. A popular win to halt Fingers. Thanks the poker gods.
On the night the poker was of the highest standard to date, with cards rarely being shown and virtually all the hands being '50 50' on the river.