Lee Atherton’s Blog

  • Brighton GUKPT £1K
    22.12.2010 at 6:29 pm
    The day began early for this one and when my tram broke down just as it entered Manchester with the driver claiming we couldnt get off, I feared this wasnt going to be my day. Fortuntately I had the piece of mind to use the emergency exit handle to open the door, much to the […]
  • The televised World Open VI – part two
    29.09.2010 at 5:59 pm
    Refreshed by a short break, I came back weighing up the respective stacks and ready to make the necessary adjustments to the ever increasing blinds. After a few hands that saw things even up as Sam lost chips to Marty Smyth, I soon faced another tricky decision, this time against the notoriously solid Marty and […]
  • The televised World Open VI
    22.09.2010 at 4:37 pm
    Less than a week after the badbeats of the WPT, it was time to lick my wounds and prepare for the biggest sit & go of my poker career – the televised World Open VI. I spent the proceeding week watching previous coverage of the World Open on the web, along with a plethora of […]
  • WPT London Classic
    08.09.2010 at 6:04 pm
    The morning after clinching the Manchester trophy, there was no time to bask in glory as I raced to get on my 8am train to London for the WPT London Classic. I was scheduled to play in Day 1b and arrived to hear a lot of the really big names including Phil Ivey and Erik […]
  • Manchester Summer Series £550 Tournament 29/8/2010
    02.09.2010 at 4:59 pm
    Well, what a ‘practice’ tournament it turned out to be in Manchester! True to my word I mixed it up from the off and got rewarded with an early double up when my set of deuces were paid off by top two pair. From then on, I got through the first day and down to […]
  • The Tourney Countdown
    26.08.2010 at 3:33 pm
    The countdown has begun for the biggest week of my poker life and I am feeling a balanced concoction of calm, excitement and nerves. I’ve spent the last few days researching my World Open Heat 1 opponents including Jean Robert Bellande, James Akenhead and Ian Frazer and with plenty of internet and TV coverage to […]

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