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A FATHER-OF-FIVE played his way to victory in a Virgin poker tournament, winning his family a jackpot of just £ 7K.
In a close and exciting final David Young from Dursley, won the Virgin Poker Festival with a hand of three Jacks.
He beat 200 competitors from across the country to the trophy and a prize of £ 6,800.
acknowledged that his children will be getting some very nice Christmas
presents this year. As a keen amateur who also plays at Virgin Poker
online , David has played many small tournaments but had never won such
a large competition before.
was very happy to win the tournament and was quietly confident - you
have to be in poker," he said. "It helps not to be nervous when playing
poker. But mainly I just enjoy myself."
who has been playing poker for over five years got married in Las Vegas
and has been back several times to play in the casinos.
am very lucky to have a wife who has let me go back to Las Vegas to
play. She doesn't really mind as long as I win. Las Vegas is the best
place in the world to play poker. I really enjoy it there."
Virgin Poker weekend, at Broadway Casino, in Birmingham, saw
competitors playing Texas Hold-em, a no limit game which involves each
player holding two cards and a further five placed on the table.
known as 'IndigoGB' on the poker circuit, took on Ted Gnashers' Smith
in the final round and went 'all in' - gambling all his remaining chips
- before the dealer showed the cards on the table in the final hand.
The risky move paid off and a hand of three Jacks won him the contest.
am just a keen amateur," said David. "I like the idea of playing poker
professionally but it is a hard way to make a living. For now I just
enjoy playing - and winning."
David said he will continue to play in tournaments and will return to the Virgin Poker Festival in April to hold on to his title.
Check out the 2 poker clips below.
Interview with Virgin Poker Festival Winner, David Young.