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Alex “Cambridge Alex” Goulder Wins Sky Poker Tour Six-Max

Alex Goulder and Sarah Champion

The Dusk Till Dawn poker club hosted the Sky Poker Tour Six-max event at the weekend and it will be remembered fondly by all, particularly Alex Goulder who walked away as the tournament’s champion – his second outright live victory in a matter of days.

Goulder is better-known as "Cambridge Alex", his alias on the popular Blonde Poker forums, and has a reputation for being a very talented poker player. In 2011, Goulder won The Monte Carlo event at Dusk Till Dawn for a career-best £77,513 and followed that up a few months later with a fourth place finish in the same event for a further £21,960.

Last week Goulder played in, and won, the €300 No Limit Hold’em event at the Eureka Latvia festival, which netted him €11,740, and now he is £8,000 richer thanks to taking down the Sky Poker Tour Six max event this weekend.

A bumper crowd of 199 players exchanged £220 for 30,000 tournament chips and the chance to become a Sky Poker Tour champion. This turnout meant the £30,000 guaranteed prize pool was beaten by £9,800, and this prize pool was shared out among the top 27 finishers. With that in mind spare a thought for Alex Spencer, the 28th place finisher and therefore bubble boy.

The final table was set on Sunday afternoon, its first casualty being Ian Gascoigne who picked up £1,629 for his sixth place finish. He was joined on the rail by the DTD supremo Rob Yong — who donated his £1,991 winnings to the local homeless charity. Colin Goldsmith followed Yong out of the door and then Michael Crossland busted out in third place. Whilst heads-up, Goulder and Nathan Farnaby struck a deal to split the remaining prize pool so Goulder received £8,000 and Farnaby £8,500 (original payouts £10,461.80 and £6,045.40) with the eventual champion claiming the title, bragging rights and the trophy. That champion would ultimately be Goulder.

Sky Poker Tour Six Max Final Table Payouts

1Alex Goulder£10,461,80
2Nathan Farnaby£6,045.40
3Michael Crossland£3,620.00
4Colin Goldsmith£2,534.00
5Robert Yong£1,991.00
6Ian Gascoigne£1,629.00

The next stop for the Sky Poker Tour is Luton on Dec. 8 where a £110 full ring event will take place. Head down to the G Casino, Luton and buy in directly or qualify online at Sky Poker for as little as £2.20.

Image courtesy of Blonde Poker

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