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Shah Athar Wins the PaddyPowerPoker MADchester Main Event (£27,000 & a €3,500 Irish Open seat)!

Madness! The PaddyPowerPoker MADchester festival has concluded, with Shah Athar winning £27,000 and an Irish Open seat after three days of poker-based shenanigans at the Manch235ter Casino, Manchester’s newest and fanciest gaming wonderland. The £500 + £50 NLH Main Event … Continue reading

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David Gomez Finishes as Runner-Up (£17,000)

…and Shah Athar is the Paddy Power Poker MADchester Open champion!  He takes the top prize of £27,000 and the bonus added Irish Open 2015 seat worth €3,500, after a formality of a last hand hoovered up the chip dust … Continue reading

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Crucial Flip Goes Athar’s Way

After some back and forth action, the Big Pot arrived.  The blinds are now 60k/120k, and button Shah Athar raised to 250k, set all in by David Gomez.  Athar made the call. Athar: Ks-Ts (“It never loses,” he confided in … Continue reading

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Athar Doubles Up; Stacks Now Even

Shah Athar checked the 4s-3d-8h flop over to Gomez who bet; Athar then check-raised all in. After a moment Gomez made the call. Athar: Td-3c for bottom pair Gomez: 5h-6s for an open-ended straight draw Turn and river: Jh and … Continue reading

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Des Marsh Busts in 3rd Place (£12,750)

The three-way dance is over!  Des Marsh got his short stack all in with the plenty pretty Kh-Qh vs. Gomez with pocket tens.  Gomez vocalised a request to win an all-in today, and his wish was granted.  Marsh, who announced, … Continue reading

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Gomez Suffers the Chop (Again)

Button Shah Athar (780k ish) shoved, and David Gomez made the call.  He had his opponent dominated with Ah-Jc vs. Ac-5s but the flop was pretty bad for him, you might say: 4s-3s-2h.  Athar flopped the wheel and some celebrating … Continue reading

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Athar Pays Gomez

A rare small to big blind limp from David Gomez started this hand, checked by big blind Shah Athar.  Gomez led out 100k on the 6d-3s-5c flop, called by Athar.  Both players checked the 4c turn, and then Gomez bet … Continue reading

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Athar Teeters on Brink of Elimination

… all in preflop with Kc-Qc vs. Des Marsh’s Ks-Kh, no less!  In pretty much awful shape here, Shah Athar nevertheless managed to squeak a double up when the board ran out with four clubs: Ad-6c-8c-5c-Qc. “How can you hit … Continue reading

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Chip Counts (Break Three-Handed)

David Gomez  – 2,850,000 Shah Athar – 1,160,000 Desmond Marsh – 1,070,000

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Soleiman Masud Janjua Out in 4th (£10,000)

Something had to give amongst the three players with under 10bb, and it was Janjua’s stack, in the end.  Shah Athar took his turn shipping it in, and Janjua made the call in the big blind. Athar: Ac-7c Janjua: 7-7 … Continue reading

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