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Fire on the Mountain

by 'Mad Marty' Wilson |  Published: Nov 01, 2009

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You can take many paths to get to the same place, but most of the roads in the Midlands lead to Bridgnorth, the home of poker. In 1997, we organised a charity poker tournament in Bridgnorth. People heard about it and they came down to the Midlands to play. A lot of them caught the train to Wolverhampton. Bridgnorth is about 20 miles from Wolverhampton, so I went in my flat-back truck with a bed of 16ft, and picked 18 poker players up from the train station. Now Aidan Bennett and Howard Plant got into the cab with me, of course I was the driver, and standing on the back of the bed of the truck were Mike Magee, Julian Gardner, Alex Kong, Terry Allcock and his wife Ann, just to name a few. There were a total of 15 poker players on the back of my truck and three ...


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