Daniel scoops £5k and UK Pub Poker Champion title

A joiner from Mirfield in West Yorkshire has picked up the title of Redtooth UK Pub Poker Champion™ at the World’s Largest Live Poker tournament today in Nottingham and walked away with £5,000 in prize money, a trophy and Champagne.

Daniel Blackburn beat 384 poker players in the Redtooth national final today at Nottingham’s Dusk ‘Till Dawn and was the culmination of a year-long tournament in over a thousand UK pubs. Players had the chance to meet VIP guests and celebrity poker players,the ex-England player, Teddy Sheringham and BBC TV’s ‘The Real Hustle’ star, Jessica-Jane Clement.

During the 12-hour tournament, which finished at 12.30am this morning, Daniel kept his concentration by playing his iPod. He said: “I won a few hands when Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing was playing so I played it over and over in the last few hands and it really kept me going. I can’t believe I’ve won!”

Daniel has been playing poker at his local pub, the Airedale Heifer in Mirfield for the last two years and has really caught the poker bug. He is thinking about travelling to Vegas this year with his winnings.