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Simon Higgins Gives His Twitter Followers a PCA Sweat

Simon Higgins

Unless you are fortunate enough to have travelled to the Bahamas for the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, the best way to keep up with all of the action is to bookmark the UK & Ireland PokerNews Live Reporting pages.

Another way to satisfy your poker updates urges is to follow your favourite player or your friends via Twitter; following British pro Simon Higgins’ Twitter account could result in some free money heading your way.

Before the start of Day 1b of the $10 million guaranteed PCA Main Event, Higgins sent a tweet to his followers that read:

We’re sure you’ll agree that giving away 1% of any winnings is a nice gesture and could have cost Higgins $18,204.20 had he gone all the way and won the Main Event – if that happened then Higgins would have been delighted to have handed over more than $18,000!

Higgins made the draw before the start of Day 2 and it was Graeme Morl who was the lucky soul randomly selected. At the time of the draw, Higgins had 100,000 chips at his disposal, but things went downhill from there and after running {9-}{9-} into {Q-}{Q-} he was left with 19,000 chips.

The charitable pro, who also promised to donate 1% of any winnings to The British Heart Foundation, busted from the Main Event when he three-bet all-in for 16bb over the top of a button raise with {Q-}{Q-} and found himself in decent shape against {K-}{Q-}. However, a king on the flop soon changed that and Higgins crashed out.

We asked Higgins why he decided to offer 1% of his action for free and he told us that he wanted his followers back home to be able to share in his success. Higgins also told us that he plans on running a similar offer during Saturday’s $25,500 High Roller event.

Whoever is fortunate enough to secure a percentage of Higgins stands a decent chance of some free cash as the man from Scunthorpe is in decent form. Last night Higgins finished fifth in the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Turbo at the PCA for $34,740 and in the EPT London High Roller he fell at the final hurdle to finish second for a career best score of £242,330.

You will be able to follow Higgins' progress in the High Roller event over at our Live Reporting pages.

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