Olly wins hotly-contested poker event
There was no stopping AFC Wimbledon coach Olly Ford in Saturday’s club Poker event as he swept all before him to win the coveted trophy.
Olly, (pictured above), who is Professional Development Phase Coach at the Dons Academy, reigned supreme on the final table to win the AFC Wimbledon Poker Championship III.
It was a highly successful tournament at the club with over 50 players participating, including first-team captain Alan Bennett. Though Alan acquitted himself well on the night, he was eventually knocked out by Duncan McCarthy, who will earn a photo opportunity at our next home game for his achievement.
AFC Wimbledon wishes to thank Pollards Hill Poker Club for hosting the event as a goodwill gesture to the club.
Despite his impressive display on the night, overall victory came as something of a surprise to Olly.
“I used to play poker online quite a lot when I was younger, but I’d not played for a while,” Olly said. “It was a bit of a surprise to win because I was almost out early on. When I got to the final table I was quite confident though because I’m an aggressive player.
“I thought it was a really good event because it was played in a relaxed, fun manner and included sessions for novice players.”
All players on the final table received prizes and £100 of prize money was donated back to the club by members that reached the final table.
Thank you to all those that attended and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon for the next AFC Wimbledon Poker Championship.” Commercial Director Ivor Heller said: “Once again, the poker night turned out to be a brilliant success with a decent amount of funds being raised on the night.