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Fire on the Mountain

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


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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