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League 2 Final Review

Another Finals day and another update from me! Once again I have to say what a hugely successful day!

As you may be aware I have to cap our Finals at 300 runners so we can accommodate you comfortably. Over the last final legs we have seen 287 runners in League 1 and 281 in League 2 which is an excellent figure.

I’d like to again welcome all of our new venues and the new players they have brought to the club. I hope you all enjoyed your day and I take pleasure in hearing your positive feedback.

It’s nice to see many of you come in early to enjoy the free breakfast laid on by Gizmo and the catering team. As soon as everyone had filled up on their food it was time for battle to commence.

As proceedings got underway I had a quick minute to present The Online Champion of Champions trophy to Abigail Brear from the Stumble Inn. She won £60 and he trophy for winning the online FREEROLL.

It was an unfortunate day for Tom Cooke (Galway Arms) as he was the first player eliminated and had to take the dreaded walk of shame, but at least he gets a mention.  

The game seemed to be played extremely quickly and by the time the organisers comp was underway at 6pm we’d already thinned the field to 42 runners!

The organisers comp is a freebie put on by DTD and awards £150 in prizes. The winner was Joe Redfern (Golden Eagle) who beat Danny Leone (White Hart) heads up. Joe won a £100 DTD entry for 1st with Danny claiming a Super50 seat as runner up.

The best performing team trophy was fiercely contested with Fair Play just missing out to The Stumble Inn who won by 4 points.

As the Main Event drew on the bubble got closer and closer and with 32 paid it was the unfortunate Jack Cotterill who bust in 33rd.

The £5,000 GTE is honoured every final and the first place prize money of £1,500 would appeal to anyone as do the coveted final table trophies.

Richard Holden missed out on the trophy as he was unlucky and eliminated 9th.

This left the Final 8 which as played out on the Final feature table at the club, a fitting reward for making it this far.

The players lined up as follows:

Seat 1 Sean Mccready (White Lion, Sawley) 625,000
Seat 2 Adrian Lippiatt (Sun Inn, Eastwood) 130,000
Seat 3 William Corbally (West Heath) 375,000
Seat 4 Tan Yilei (Nottingham University) 580,000
Seat 5 Martin Edwards (Plainsman) 700,000
Seat 6 Mathew Collier (Mansfield Town) 245,000
Seat 7 Christian Lukey (Blacksmith Arms) 60,000
Seat 8 Stephen Leebetter (Trentside) 265,000

Action was thick and fast as the blinds shot up. It wasn’t long until they caught up with Christian Lukey, who was a first time visitor. He picked up £120 and a trophy, hopefully he enjoyed the day.

He was closely followed by Adrian Lippiatt and Matthew Collier in 7th and 6th respectively.  

Then a surprising hand saw Tan Yilei succumb to an all in call from Billy from West Heath. Billy took down the hand sending Tan to the cash desk to collect £275.

Stephen Leebetter fell in fourth leaving a sizeable chip lead in the hands of Martin Edwards. Billy continued to chip away at the stack and play very aggressively picking up pots left, right and centre.

The next phase of drama came when quiet player Sean Mccready capitalised on Martin’s stack as it dwindled down after Billy’s aggression.

This left Sean and Billy competing heads up. The battle swung to and fro and eventually the two struck a deal and played for the title.

It wasn’t long till it all went in when Sean jammed AJ and Billy found the call with A10.

K 10 6 flop saw Billy flop middle pair and Sean on a gutshot draw. Unfortunately for Sean the turn and river blanked meaning Billy Corbally of West Heath was crowned DTD Poker League 2 Champion.

Billy was down to 2,500 at one point during the comp when the blinds were 3000/6000. It just proves you can make heroic comebacks with a chip and a chair.

Congratulations to all our winners and well done to everyone that has taken part.

We are now set to take the DTD Poker League to a new level. Although we consider to already be the best league in the country, by far, at the minute we always endeavour to make your league better for you. The plans are in place to move onwards and upwards so please keep your eye out for a stunning new concept that could well be on its way very soon.

Just a gentle reminder also that on May 16th we are hosting the Dusk Till Dawn Golf Day. We will be playing at the lovely Ruddington course and the £55 package includes: Breakfast, 18 holes, presentation dinner and initial entry into the DTD evening comp.

Finally I know how many of you rush around to organise thing last minute so I will keep reminding you of the £10,000 GTD Poker League Team Even scheduled for September 16th. We’ve got to cap this at 60 teams with 5 players per team. The cost is £30 + £5 per player and I can confirm I have a lot of interest, so get your names to me ASAP.

For all pictures and player reviews of the weekend please click here to find our Facebook page.

Hope to see you all in July.

Cheers Dave.


Posted on 29th April @ 15:12

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