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21-Year-Old Student Crowned VC King of Poker

by author unknown |  Published: Aug 01, 2006


A 21-year-old student playing in his first major tournament has won one of the biggest prizes in British poker – the VC King Of Poker 2006.

Simon Pettet, a student at the University of Chester, began playing poker only a year before he was crowned VC King of Poker 2006 at the star-studded VCPoker tournament at the Café de Paris in London.

Leicester-born Pettet now has the opportunity to launch his professional poker career, because part of his prize for winning the tournament is an opportunity to play in the 2006 World Series of Poker, the most prestigious professional poker championship in the world.

Pettet said, "I am incredibly proud to have won something as prestigious as the VC King of Poker tournament so soon in my poker career. It is a great honour, and the opportunity to play in the World Series of Poker is fantastic."

Pettet began playing poker online in May of 2005. Shortly afterward, he joined his university's poker society before starting a regular game with his friends.

Pettet was watched at the final table by beauties including Rebecca Loos, Ashly Rae, and Atomic Kitten Liz MacLarnon, who had played in a charity event earlier in the evening. Also playing were footballer Teddy Sheringham and his beautiful girlfriend Danielle Lloyd, who is Miss Great Britain 2006.

For winning the tournament, Pettet picked up a crown and sceptre, the £5,000 cash prize, a WSOP tournament package, and a memory to cherish for a lifetime. He said, "I thoroughly enjoyed the whole night, and winning the title was just an added bonus. It was one of the best nights of my life!"

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