Ben Dobson Wins the DTD 1000 Event For £93,600

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Ben Dobson Wins the DTD 1000 Event For £93,600
11 Oct


The Dusk Till Dawn Casino was a happy hunting ground for Stockport’s Ben Dobson this weekend, the talented live and online pro taking down the DTD1000 for a sweet £93,600 ahead of a host of England’s finest.

260 players accounted for a total of 481 entries to the £1000 buy-in tournament – not quite reaching the £500,000 ($663,077) guarantee so there was a little extra in the pot courtesy of the casino for all those who made the money – 47 players making it to the £2000 min cash.

One of the biggest surprises of those who made it to the final table was local player Emma Fryer, a regular casher in the small stakes tournaments in and around Nottingham but who had thus far never mixed at a higher level. Her third place for £47,500 was far and away her biggest payday – losing out in a flip to Dobson.

Dobson himself is a well-known online grinder, playing under the moniker ‘F3nix35’ on PokerStars and boasting overall winnings of $2,282,617 which includes a 2nd place in the Sunday Million for $184,693.

In live play he has cashed as far afield as the Bahamas, Hong Kong and the USA, although this weekend’s victory was, as with Fryer, his biggest to date. To take down the title he had to fend off the challenge of Phillip Mighall, another talented pro who hails from Brighton on the south coast of England.

Having disposed of Fryer, Dobson held a 3:1 chip lead, but it took more than an hour of tough play before Mighall fell in 2nd, Dobson getting it in with the worse hand, K♣ 5♣ against his opponent’s A♠ 7♥, but a 5 on the flop and no further help from the board brought the heads-up match to a close.

DTD 1000 Final Table Results

1Ben Dobson
2Phillip Mighall
3Emma Fryer 
4Matthew Moss
5Adam Maxwell 
6Marius Alexandry Gicovanu
7Paul Zimber
8Timothy Hickling

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Andrew from Edinburgh, Scotland, is a professional journalist, international-titled chess master, and avid poker player.Read more


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