Gala Casinos Poker Tour - Teesside Day 2 - Final

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Anthony Arlot is the Winner

Anthony Arlot wins Gala Casino British Poker Tour 2008 Teesside Main Event!
The money went in on the river, with a board showing:

10 4 8 3 6

O’Connell moves his chips in with 92 and is called by Arlot with 10 6

Arlot wins!

Well done to Anthony Arlot and a big thank you to the Gala Casino staff for putting on a fantastic leg here at Teeside.

The final leg of the Gala Casinos Poker Tour will be held on the 1st – 7th of December, stay tuned!

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Chip Count Update

Anthony Arlot at 900,000 to James O’Connell’s 1.2M

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An All-in!

Blinds: 25,000/50,000 Ante: 5,000

In a limped pot pre-flop, both players’ see a J K 7 flop

Jim bets 60,000 and Anthony Arlot calls.

The turn: 2

Both players’ check.

The river Q : Jim O’connell checks and Anthony Arlot bets 200,000.

Jim tanks for a good few minutes and announces he’s all in.

Arlot insta-calls; we have a showdown!

Jim O’connell: Q 7 for two pair

Anthony Arlot: A T for a river straight!

Arlot is the new chip leader!

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It's been a marathon final table

And we are still going. The blinds have gone up to 25,000/50.000 with a 5000 ante – the final level as the structure doesn’t allow for any further increases. If there isn’t a champion declared within an hour at these blinds though, it will be astonishing.


O'Connell in the driving seat

He is grinding down Arlot at the moment and now has 1.4M to Arlot’s 700K

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A tense finale

Anthony Arlot has 950,000 with James O’Connell a marginal leader with 1,200,000.

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Keith Hawkins - Out.

Keith Hawkins gets his money in with Q, 10 against the pocket 9’s of James O’Connell.

Hawkins fails to catch and is eliminated from the tournament and takes home £15,000

Board: J 8 4 3 K

We are now heads up!

Anthony Arlot VS James O’Connell

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Arlot doubles up

James O’Connell makes it 80,000 on the button, Arlot reraises to 150,000 after Hawkins passes. O’Connell then moves in and Arlot calls.

O’Connell shows A 5 and is in trouble against Anthony Arlot’s AQ. The board changes nothing:

T 7 7 9 2 and the queen kicker plays. Anthony Arlot is upto 1.2 Million, James O’Connell is down to around 400,000.

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3 way flop

Almost…. Anthony Arlot limps on the button for 40,000, but James O’Connell isn’t going to play ball and raises it upto 150,000. Hawkins on the big blind passes quickly, and Arlot doesn’t take much longer to relinquish his own, voluntary, investment.

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An All-in!

Blinds: 20,000/40,000 Ante: 4,000

Anthony Arlot raises OTB 120,000. Keith Hawkins announces that he is all in for 385,000. Anthony Arlot tanks for a few minutes and then folds.

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