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
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.
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