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Prize fund: £5.00 each - total first prize £35.00
| 1st || Five Fingers || (Ot) |
| 2nd || DOG || (Carol) |
| 3rd || Professor || (Benny) |
| 4th || Black Cat || (Caroline) |
| 5th || Poker Pirate || (Jamesie) |
| 6th || Viking || (Cammy) |
| 7th || Real Deal || (Dan) |
Game Length: 8.00pm - 00.00pm 4 hours 00 mins
Rules: Texas Hold'em - antes double 60 + 45's mins
Venue: The Pirate Poker Nest
The Real Deal is a runaway leader and controversially, puts yet another bounty reward on anyone taking out Five Fingers. The plan appears to be working as Five Fingers is down to 50% of his stack within the first 30 minutes, after a rush of testosterone against the Professor and DOG. Cautious but aggressive card playing for the rest of the night (all in six times) leaves Fingers in a heads up against the DOG.
The DOG takes an immediate chip lead. The game is decided in one classic hand.
The flop is 2 7 8 unsuited.
Fingers has 66, a low pair with overcards on the board.
The DOG has AK and goes all-in.
After an eternity, Five Fingers sniffs that the DOG hasn't made a pair and is playing high unsuited cards. The risky call takes place. J 10 can't save the DOG.
Five Fingers takes the game, the cash, the points, the poker joker winners shirt, and in all probability the biscuit. The Poker Jokers league is tied at the top.
The DOG plays tight in the early stages, but pulls out a monster draw to sink her teeth into the Professor and Five Fingers stacks. A huge bet by Fingers after the flop is dismissed out of hand by the DOG, who reraises. With a Q on the board, the DOG hasn't even made a pair and has AK unsuited in her hand. The Professor has to fold, facing extinction with a call. Fingers was representing, and a K on fourth street wins the DOG a huge pot and ammunition enough to get to heads up. Ruthless play in the heads up puts the pressure on Five Fingers big time. The lead on this occasion is a choker as the poker poodle raises all in, drawing a hand yet again. Strong strong gambling by our resident rottweiler comes up just short on the night.
'I've got my poker mojo back.'
The Professor is wittled away in the early stages and caught out when placing a big bet in a DOG Fingers exchange. Too expensive for the Professor, he calculates the odds and decides to wait. Unable to make an impact on the leaders, he still holds out for a third place finish and a ranking point. Small consolation for a man who plays for filthy lucre. All in a few times on the night and running an emotional roller coaster.