Former Football Player Achieves First Live Poker Tournament Win

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Written by Ian Bruce
Published on Wednesday 29th March 2017, 12:08 pm
Posted in: Poker Wins


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Anthony Gardner will be a familiar name to fans of Crystal Palace, Sheffield Wednesday, Tottenham Hotspur and other high-profile football clubs, because he used to play for them all as a professional footballer, but now he is making a name for himself in the poker world too. Gardner achieved his first live tournament win last weekend at Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham, beating 452 other competitors to win the DTD200 event with a guaranteed prize pool of £100,000.


The former footballer retired from the game in 2014 following a rather injury-prone career, and has since been developing his abilities as a serous poker player. His best results prior to his success in the DTD200 at Dusk Till Dawn were two second-place finishes, and his biggest cash was worth £2,150, so he will undoubtedly be pleased to have landed his first win – and a five-figure payout – last weekend.

The DTD200 tournament is a regular freezeout event on the Dusk Till Dawn calendar, and offers £100,000 guaranteed for a direct buy-in of £200 + £20. There were a total of 453 participants in the tournament which concluded on Sunday 26 March, giving the prize pool a value of £90,600, so the £100,000 guarantee came in very handy for those involved.

Cash prizes were won by the top 44 players, and the smallest of those were worth £400 each. A third place prize of £8,400 was won by Luke Flack, the runner-up was Alan Summers, who collected £12,450, and Anthony Gardner snapped up £20,550 for securing his first live tournament win. Gardner also won himself a free place in the PartyPoker MILLIONS event, which is worth £5,000 + £300 and will give the former footballer a chance of winning a guaranteed top prize of £1 million.

We congratulate Gardner on his first live poker tournament win, and we wish him the very best of luck in the MILLIONS tournament and in his future poker career. In the meantime, readers who would also like a shot at participating in the MILLIONS tournament can have a go at winning their own seat by visiting PartyPoker and visiting the promotions area.

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