ROBERT BAGUELY WINS RECORD NOTTINGHAM EVENT
After a brisk five-hour final table, 60-year-old Robert Baguely, a retired landlord from Leicestershire, England, took the first prize of £210,400 at the Dusk Till Dawn poker club, defeating Iqbal Ahmed heads-up, who had entered the final table as the favourite, having impressed throughout the week.
However, Baguely, an amateur player, seemed unfazed by the quality of opposition that had arrived from across Europe, playing a straightforward style that ultimately proved perfect.
“I can’t think at the moment, I’m fuzzy headed,” he said, when asked what the money would go towards. “I’ve been concentrating so hard on the poker.”
Ahmed proved a tough opponent, and will likely feature in the pay-outs of bigger tournaments in future, making a lasting impression on the winner.
“They were all brilliant lads, especially Iqbal,” said Baguley. “The final table was played in a wonderful atmosphere. No one had a wrong word to say all day.”
The tour now heads to Dublin for the next leg in May.