Tuesday, 30 September 2008
The London installment of the Virgin Poker took place this weekend, with over 180 poker enthusiasts battling it out for a share of a prize pool in excess of £25,000.
Having won a £120 Buy-in at www.virginpoker.com, the main tournament saw 183 poker players compete in the Texas Hold'em No Limit Freezeout. Canadian and current London resident Niels Rock aka "Rock231" triumphed against Ollie Crawford aka "olliecrawf" and took home the £8000 first prize. Ollie Crawford, also from London, got £5000 for his second place.With the WSOPE in town too, the small stakes event even got some big celebrities down, including two time World Series bracelet winner Mel Judah and high stakes pro Brain 'sbrugby' Townsend both taking part. Townsend, famous for playing $40,000 heads ups games online, showed that poker isn't his only skill as he also recorded the fastest time of the weekend on Nintendo Wii Mario Kart challenge.Joe Legge, Poker Manager for Virgin Poker, said: "The London Poker Festival lived up to expectations following in the footsteps of the previous festivals in Nottingham, Birmingham and Newcastle. We're looking forward to a re-run which is scheduled to take place in 2009.....watch this space!"For details on the next Virgin Poker event visit www.virginpoker.com
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