Gala Casinos Poker Tour 2008 Grand Final - Bristol Day 2

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The players are now on a short break.

When they come back, the blinds will be 6,000/12,000 and an ante of 1,000

Chipcounts to follow.

Final Table Chipcounts

1 Alan Vinson 692,000
2 Sze-Ching Ngui 513,000
3 Dave Colclough 364,000
4 Rob Akery 287,000
5 Richard Haile 198,000
6 David Maudlin 194,000
7 Michael Punn 142,000
8 Mike Fletcher 138,000
9 Hiu Tran 137,000

The play will resume tomorrow at 3PM. Come back for more reports and updates.

John Blackburn finishes 10th

John Blackburn goes all-in pre-flop for 93K.
Dave Colclough calls with 6 6.
Blackburn shows A 10.
Neither of the players improve with the board of 8 7 5 2 3.

Blackburn finishes 10th and takes home £4,400.

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Final table bubble.

We’re currently on the final table bubble, playing hand for hand. Players are dwelling up and the clock has been paused.

An All-in!

Blinds: 4000/8000 Antes:800

John Blackburn goes all in for 147,000 in the CO. Michael Fletcher calls in the SB, John Blackburn covers Michael Fletcher.

John Blackburn: T T

Michael Fletcher: K J

The flop: 8 Q 7

The turn: 7

Michael Fletecher needs a King or a Jack on the river or he’s our tenth place finisher…

The river:


Michael Fletcher hits his King on the river to keep him in this tournament. John Blackburn now has the short stack

On the final table bubble

Play is hand for hand….

Play resumes.

The players are back in their seats. One more elimination and they’ll be sitting on the final table.

The blinds are now 6,000/12,000 with an ante of 1000


1 Alan Vinson 630,000
2 Sze-Ching Ngui 528,000
3 Rob Akery 333,000
4 Dave Colclough 290,500
5 David Maudlin 170,000
6 Hiu Tran 162,000
7 John Blackburn 146,000
8 Michael Punn 126,500
9 Richard Haile 122,000
10 Mike Fletcher 55,000

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The players are now on a short break.

When they come back, the blinds will be 6,000/12,000 with a 1,000 ante.

10 players remain.

Stay tuned for player chipcounts.

Owen Locked

Owen Lock is our last elimination before 15 minutes break and next level.
On a board of 7 A 9 5 Q Lock bets 55K.
Alan Vinson is one of the big stacks and goes all-in.
Lock calls and shows 7 7 – three of a kind.
Vinson shows 8 6 which gives him a straight.
Lock finishes with £4,000 in 11th place.