Helena Brett wins Betfred Ladies' Grand Final

Helena Brett wins Betfred Ladies' Grand Final

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Helena Brett has been crowned the queen of Betfred after winning the Betfred Ladies' Poker Tour Grand Final. The Staffordshire based charity chief won a ten-seater STT at the Western Club to scoop the title and more importantly the £20,000 sponsorship package.

The 31-year-old defeated Maidenhead winner Raine Hilson heads up to claim the big prize and now has her eyes set on some of the biggest tournaments on the 2011 poker calendar.

"I'd really like to play in the Irish Open and the Women's World Open, in which Helen Firth, my predecessor as champion, finished second this year," said Helena. "I also want to compete in some events on the continent and around the UK to make the most of what is a fantastic opportunity."

“It felt a bit surreal to win because I never expected to, but I'm absolutely buzzing," added Helena, who was the 9/2 second favourite with Betfred to win the final. "I'm the sort of player who never looks too far ahead because I take each decision as it comes and while it was a complete surprise to win, I was really excited. When the game started I knew who my stronger rivals were and my first target was to get to the last five. Fortunately one or two of those players went out early and my luck held up."

Betfred head honcho Fred Done was also full of praise for his newly sponsored player saying, “I'm delighted for Helena because she proved throughout this year's Betfred Ladies' Poker Tour that she is an extremely talented player with lots of potential. That was obvious from the excellent results she achieved even before the final, not just her Northampton victory but two other top-four finishes. I know she will be a terrific ambassador for Betfred Poker in card rooms everywhere and I wish her the very best of luck over the next 12 months. I'm sure this is only the beginning of her success at the poker table."

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