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Bertie Keegan Wins Fox Poker Club Main Event

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The bigger and better Fox Poker Club Main Event took place over the weekend and what a tournament it was. For the first time since its creation, the monthly Main Event featured an increased buy-in of £435 and a guaranteed prize pool of £25,000. Any fears of the club having to face an overlay were soon dismissed as 139 players descended on the club, creating a prize pool of £55,600.

Of the 139 entries on Day 1, a total of 39 made it through to Day 2 and of those just 15 left the London club with cash to show for their efforts. At the end of an intense day of poker it was Bertie Keegan who walked away victorious, defeating Victor Ilyukhin heads-up to claim the title and the £17,235 first place prize.

Fox Poker Club Main Event Results (August 2012)

1Bertie Keegan£17,235
2Victor Ilyukhin£10,565
3Stephen Howell£6,670
4Vincent Meli£4,725
5Oneib Saeed£3,890
6Joe Whittiker£2,780
7Miriam Segal£2,225
8Mai Huong£1,670
9Martin Hogarty£1,110
10Surinder Sunar£835
11Marvin Babul£835
12Andrew Tomlinson£835
13Andrew Abernethy£835
14Sidney Oppong£835
15Alexander Schehter£835

This weekend is the £270 Super Saturday tournament, another new addition to the Fox Poker Club's already impressive schedule. For the £270 buy-in players receive a generous stack of 20,000 chips, play to a 30-minute clock and will share a prize pool of at least £10,000. 

In previous weeks the Super Saturday has drawn bumper crowds and has seen its guaranteed prize pool completely smashed.A couple of weeks ago James Akenhead bested a 111-strong field to win the £7,500 champion's prize, not a bad haul for a couple of day's work.

Head down to the Fox Poker Club this week and see why it is rapidly becoming one of the best poker venues in the country. You will not be disappointed.

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