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The Midland Masters 2003, Walsall
£100 Pot Limit Hold'em/Omaha
Report by Barny
on Wednesday, 26 November 2003 at 1:57 pm
As a kid I associated the Brummie accent with the likes of Noddy Holder and Roy Wood and I always half expect everyone up here to be wearing silver platforms and flares (I’m reminded of my favourite ‘Kipper Tie’ joke which I’ll tell you if you ask me). Welsh Midlander Dave ‘El Blondie’ Colclough is making the effort with his day-glo yellow locks and I think Walsall would be the perfect venue for ‘Glam Poker’ to kick off. They say it’s the U.K.’s biggest card room and with it’s central pillars, purple florescent lights and non stop dance floor standards blaring over the sound system it’s like a huge cruise ship disco.
Marty Wilson, with a bit of help from Ozzie Osborne, has put the Midlands accent on the Map, and I personally enjoy the often dead pan humour of the people here. You have to say though that Brummie is the perfect accent for bad beat stories. It gives you a head start if you want to complain about something and until you’ve heard the likes of Mickey ‘The Werewolf’ Weirneik listing his poker misfortunes in those flat Black Country tones you haven’t really appreciated the art form.
Last night was the hundred pound round of each and there was one bloke who kept dishing out the most astounding beats. This seemed to delight everyone at my table except our hero who was desperately relating five year old bad beat stories in an effort to convince us that he was as unlucky as we were!
It was another big field and with three tables left two of us were still hanging in there. I had my AQ cracked by Aces which left Ross, once again deep into a tournament and playing well. Down to two tables the blinds were rising fast; a series of misfortunes saw my brother exit a little way off the money and those broad shoulders had to bear another disappointment. He was last seen at the bar taking Brummie elocution lessons from Mickey W.
I’ve got to say a word about the staff here who are about as good natured and friendly as you’ll find in any card room and can be imaginative and flexible in their application of the rules. Special thanks to the dealer who found some money that I’d dropped on my seat and made sure I got it back; and to the management, who brought the whole card room a drink because of a problem with the buffet. Nice touch.
Full Result £100 Pot Limit Holdem/Omaha
Unlimited Rebuys + Add On 90 Minutes
109 Entries / 154 Rebuys / £ 26,300
1st J Koumi (England) £7,250
1st Farnood Sherkhan (Afghanistan) £7,250
3rd G Adsemian £4,570
4th J Taylor (England) £1,710
5th Mick Cook (England) £1,050
6th S McAlister £920
7th Stephen Lennon (England) £800
8th J Grech £800
9th E Katzi (England) £650
10th M Folkes £650
11th Ash Pervais (England) £650
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