Poker Pub Champ Luck Runs Out, Must Get Married

Now for something totally different.

Here’s one UK amateur poker player that stalled as long as he could.

After he “beat off” the competition of 100 players to become the Redtooth Poker national Pub Poker Champ, 34-year old Gareth Tomlinson is taking his £5k in prize money and doing something crazy with it— he’s getting married.

“We’ve been engaged for a while and the kids have been on at me to marry their mum, so now I’ve won the title we’ve agreed to set a date!

That’s right, now that’s he a champ there’s nothing he can’t do – including marrying the mother of his 3 kids! Now is the perfect time as in addition to his prize money comes a week-long trip to Las Vegas.

“It’s a huge amount of money to win and I’ll be able to put it to a new car, treat the kids and now for the wedding.”

Feel good story or bad beat diary entry – you decide: Poker champ

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