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Roy “The Boy” Brindley Wins Star-Studded Poker Masters of Europe

(PRWEB) May 16, 2007

Roy Brindley's 6-month-old son Sebastian joined him to lift the winner's trophy for the Poker Masters of Europe after an epic heads-up battle with top Swedish pro William Thorson.

Brindley was chip leader for the majority of the final table, making few mistakes in the company of some of biggest names in European poker.

Internet qualifiers Steve Cordy and Richard Collier were knocked out early along with in-form Hendon Mobster Ram Vaswani.

"Bad boy" of poker Tony G continued to dispel the myths by stating before the event that anything he won would go to charity. He was knocked out in 3rd place by William Thorson. The $ 36,000 he won will be split between The Prince's Trust and Lithuanian charity Bedu Turgus, which looks after people in extreme poverty.

Heads-up Brindley had to contend with his pocket aces being beaten on the river but after almost two hours Thorson went all in with King Jack. Brindley called and his Ace-7 gave him a winning hand of 2-pair (Aces and 9s) before the river card was needed.

Brindley said, "I got to the stage where I was really enjoying playing winning or losing. This is the first televised tournament I've won in 5 years … it means a great deal … more so financially now we have the baby."

Notes to editors:

1. The Poker Masters of Europe will be broadcast on SKY Sports from the 29th May.

2. The event consisted of a series of 6 heats (6 handed). The winner of each heat made the final table.

3. Brindley was backed at an average price of 19-1 on the Betfair exchange before the event.

4. Photos available on request.

5. Payout structure:

$ 120,000 - Roy Brindley (IRE)

$ 70,000 - William Thorson (SWE)

$ 36,000 - Tony Guoga (LIT)

$ 30,000 - Richard Collier (ENG)

$ 25,000 - Ram Vaswani (ENG)

$ 19,000 - Steve Cordy (WAL)

For further information, please contact:        

Oliver Bowen

+44 208 834 8318

+44 7887 525245

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