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James Bott Wins DTD High Roller Six Max

Dusk Till Dawn Poker Club

The inaugural High Roller Six Max event took place at the Dusk Till Dawn poker club on Saturday and it everything points to it being a roaring success. In total 90 players paid the £150+£18 entry fee, creating a prizepool of £13,500 smashing the £10,000 guarantee, with the lion's share being won by James Bott.

The tournament paid out the top nine finishers so with that in mind spare a thought for Mark Wilson who got his money in with {J-Clubs}{10-Clubs} and ran straight into his opponent's {A-}{A-}. The {7-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{8-Clubs} flop gave Wilson some outs to the club flush and when the {J-Hearts} landed on the turn he had more outs than you could shake a stick at but the {3-Spades} was not one of them and when that appeared on the river the money bubble burst and each of the surviving players were guaranteed £270 for their efforts.

Peter Evans was the first player to pick up prize money when his {A-}{7-} could not suck out on Jamie Holland's {A-}{Q-} and he was followed to the cashier's cage by Steven Lubbort (8th) and Tom Kugelstadt (7th), Simon Deadman (6th) and Jin Ze Wu (6th). Tina Ainsworth (4th) was the first player to pick up a four-figure score and when Timothy Chung busted in third place it was up to Holland and Bott to fight it out for the title.

Bott started with am 800,000 to 100,000 chip lead over Holland but the latter fought back by winning with {5-}{5-} against {A-}{J-} then they started moving all in blind. The first pot was split when the board showed a full house then Holland drew almost exactly level when the pair moved all in blind again, Holland showed {7-Diamonds}{4-Spades} to Bott's {8-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}. The five community cards were all spades and Holland doubled up.

According to the live reports on the Dusk Till Dawn site, Holland was growing increasingly tired and he moved all in blind again. It turned out his cards were the lowly {6-}{4-} and needed to improve in order to beat Bott's {K-}{Q-}. But it was Bott who improved when he flopped a king, which stayed ahead to eliminated Holland and award Bott the win.

The next £150 +£18 High Roller Six Max takes place on Saturday 12 November at 1730, with satellites running on the Dusk Till Dawn online poker site and at the live poker club closer to date.

Payout places

 1James Bott£4,725
 2Jamie Holland£2,835
 3Timothy Chung£1,890
 4Tina Ainsworth£1,215
 5Jin Ze Wu£945
 6Simon Deadman£675
 7Tom Kugelstadt£540
 8Stephen Lovatt£405
 9Peter Evans£270

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