Thomas Partridge win Baltic Poker Festival

Thomas Partridge win Baltic Poker Festival

Monday, 2 November 2009

It’s not just stag parties who will be tempted away for a weekend in Tallin after the exploits of British poker players there this week. Thomas Partridge led the charge, taking down the PokerStars Baltic Poker Festival Main Event for a cash of €76,750.

Partridge, from Teign Valley in Devon outlasted a record-breaking 307-runner field to set up a heads up encounter with fellow Briton and close friend James Keys. The 24-year-old soon overturned Keys’ two to one chip advantage and piled on the pressure winning a succession big pots. As is so often the case at the business end of tournaments the chips went in as soon as both players found a half decent hand. Partridge hit a flush and Keys two pair with the final card to come. The river didn’t bring a full house leaving Partridge victorious. In addition to his biggest cash to date the west countryman also won a seat in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.

"I haven't played many live tournaments," Partridge said. "But our friend qualified and encouraged us to come along as well. I'm very pleased with the way it went. Now I'm going to try to improve my game before going to the Bahamas." The magnanimous victor added, “"I don't want to look too happy because my friend lost."

Other Britons to make the money were Natasha Ellis who finished in 17th place for €3,070 and Joe Pritchard who finished 31st out of 32 who made the money for a score of €1,841

Qualifiers are up and running to the PokerStars Carribean Adventure online.

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