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York Pub Poker Player Heading for Las Vegas

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8:32am 28th March 2013

A pub poker player from York has secured one of the last places in the country to win a trip to Las Vegas.

Brian Welsh from The Fox pub in Holgate won the prize after competing in the Redtooth Poker Vegas 100 tournament at Genting Club Sheffield on Sunday.

More than 200 of the best pub poker players in the country took part in the second national semi-final, with the top ten becoming the final ones to join 90 other players, who are already heading to America in May after winning their regional tournaments.

Vegas 100, organised by Redtooth Poker, is the UK’s largest live pub poker league with more than 1,000 venues and 150,000 players registered with the event since it was launched in 2007.

Mark Labbett from ITV’s hit quiz show The Chase was in attendance at the semi-final in South Yorkshire.

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