1. Andrew Maher – King Harold, Harold Wood

2. Mark Sangwa – Windsor, London
3. James Mahaffy – Hoy & Helmet, South Benfleet
4. Keith Quarrinton – Royal Standard, London
5. Daniel Jones – Daylight Inn, Petts Wood
6. Brian Baker – Swan, Brentwood
7. Paul Coulson – Canvey Island Conservative Club, Canvey Island
8. Graham Walker – Greyhound, Wivenhoe

The Poker Room on Edgware Road which is part of the Vic Casino hosted the first of two London finals. First up to compete for a trip to Las Vegas was the east side of London as venues from Essex and surrounding areas took to the felt.

The best represented venue was the Swan in Brentwood who were represented by Brian Baker, Jason Luczniec, Tony Cahill & Andy Porter. They take a glass trophy back to the pub with them.

Our final table of 10 had a 2014 Vegas 100 member present in Graham Walker, however, Graham couldn’t repeat last year’s feat and exited in 8th place ahead of James Sinfield & Dan Lane. Paul Coulson finished in 7th with Brian Baker 6th, Daniel Jones 5th, Keith Quarrinton 4th and James Mahaffy 3rd with a heads-up battle between Mark Sangwa and Andrew Maher to follow.

The final hand saw Mark dominated and at risk with his 9-4 against Andrew’s K-4. The board ran out much in Andrew’s favour as a 2-5-K-J-7 board confirmed Andrew as the new East London champion.