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Generation Next - John “Eames” for the Top

by Rebecca McAdam |  Published: Feb 01, 2011

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Every now and then a poker player comes along who is quietly intriguing — this, as you can imagine, doesn’t happen very often in a world where loud and over-the-top sells, and diva-like behaviour is abundant. Many of these intriguing players of late happen to be British, and this includes 22-year-old John Eames. Born in Southport near Manchester, Eames began playing poker professionally at the age of 19 and has many good results to his name. However, his poker skills have clearly matured with him, as in 2010 Eames experienced a string of fantastic results such as €123,500 for first place in the PokerStars.com European Poker Tour Vienna €2,000 no-limit hold’em side event, €78,300 for second in the same side event at EPT Barcelona, and €75,000 for first place, not even two weeks later, in the Full Tilt Poker Series Grand Final €10,000 High Roller. Grinding away in both the ...


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