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    By Anthony Holden

    Congrats to bluenose62 of Birmingham, chip leader most of the way through our December tourney – and its eventual, emphatic winner.

    In a field thinned by Christmas parties and there’s-a-lot-of-it-about – gastric flu prevented even our resident whiz-kid Oliver Chubb from playing in his own eponymous tournament –there was high percentage of American starters, not to mention a German or three.

    The atmosphere was as convivial as always, with good-natured banter flowing on all sides amid chivalrous chat-box compliments. As his own contribution your correspondent put in his worst performance ever – second to hit the rail after less than ten minutes, when a queen-high flop saw my A-Q succumb to ValleyGyrl’s flopped set of fives.

    There were four Americans at my table, and four in the last nine – always assuming that the BatesMotel, supposed home of psycho1950, is somewhere in the States? Psycho finished in 8th place, one ahead of staropram of Halesowen.

    Seventh place went to Kartajana of Barrowford, sixth to SilverNines of Daventry, and fifth to ArizonaPat of Phoenix, my nemesis last month.

    Out on the bubble was poor notknell of the Bay Area, who promptly revealed it was his sixth bubble in a row, then declared: ‘I’m going to leap off a building’. We can only hope he is not a man of his word.

    After a long tussle for second place, USRaider of Austin, Texas, went out in third, leaving fredfosterOE of Barnet to battle it out with Birmingham FC supporter bullnose, whose full house aces won him this month’s title on the first hand after the dinner break.

    Thanks to all for playing, and happy hols to all of you from all of us!

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    Comment from Chris Forster (fredfosterOE)
    Time: December 17, 2008, 3:20 pm

    Thankyou for organising last nights TNG – I,ve now come second in it twice. Well done to bluenose62 for getting and keeping his large stack and and a thankyou goes to SilverNines for the tussles we had all through the tournament. Merry Christmas and a prosperous Poker New Year to all.

    Comment from Gary Buckley (SilverNines)
    Time: December 17, 2008, 9:25 pm

    Thoroughly enjoyed the tournament, made a mistake late on to carelessly lose most of my stack but had a good time none-the-less. Glad to recognise the opponents who finished near the top, wp guys.

    Comment from betfair poker king
    Time: December 22, 2008, 5:59 pm

    Sounds like a great time. I’m going to try and make it to the next one.

    Comment from Nigel Osbourne
    Time: January 8, 2009, 10:46 pm

    Pokerstars are advertising the next game for Tuesday 15th January but their doesn’t appear to be a password on this site to use to register (at least, not that I can see). Can anyone update what’s happening? Is their a game next week and if so what’s the password?

    Comment from Ben J
    Time: May 8, 2009, 11:43 pm

    It’s a shame there’s been no action of any kind at for some time. I do hope this isn’t the end.

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