Daniel Blackburn crowned UK Pub Poker Champion

Daniel Blackburn crowned UK Pub Poker Champion

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

384 pub poker players from all over the UK gathered at Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham over the weekend for the culmination of the year-long Redtooth Pub Poker Championship.

Nobody could match Yorkshire joiner Daniel Blackburn though who was awarded his £5,000 first prize by Jessica-Jane Clement, star of the hit BBC TV show The Real Hustle.

Blackburn, who has been playing at his local pub The Airedale Heifer in Mirfield for two years put his success down to the tunes on his iPod. “I won a few hands when Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing was playing so I played it over and over in the last few hands and it really kept me going. I can’t believe I’ve won!”

He's now considering a trip to Las Vegas later this year.

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