Winners in the UK-based Celeb Poker Classic tournament reported last
week by InfoPowa have been announced.
47 finalists assembled at the Rendezvous Casino in Southend near London, England for the event, and celebrity poker players competed with professionals and the poker-loving public to see who would win the inaugural tournament.
The strong footballing contingent of Teddy Sheringham and Matthew Etherington of West Ham and Simon Davies of Spurs all put up GBP 1000 buy-ins to pit their skill and luck against the likes of Channel 4 and At The Races pundit John McCirick, Rogue-Trader Nick Leeson and former Eastender Michael Grecco.
After 4 hours of play, the numbers had been reduced to just 10 players. From the celebrity squad only one was left – Matthew Etherington, who had played a very tight game.
Whilst the final 10 battled it out to the finish, a free-roll was being conducted. 12 players had the opportunity to share in the CelebPoker GBP 1000 Texas Hold ‘Em Free Roll.
Competition was fierce and uncompromising in the final, but Teddy Sheringham won through to the first prize of GBP 600 after a hard fought competition. Chris Brooks of Capital Radio came second winning GBP 300 and Elkan Allan won GBP 100 in taking the third spot.