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Colburn Tomlin Wins Monte Carlo Poker Event

Tomlin Tops Tough Final Table To Take Title At Dusk Till Dawn


Colburn “Rastafish” Tomlin was crowned the king of Dusk Till Dawn’s fifth Monte Carlo event after he topped a field of 288 to take the top prize of £89,213. The local player outlasted well-known faces such as James Dempsey, Toby Lewis, and Neil Channing to make his mark in Dusk Till Dawn’s history.

On his way to the top he also had to bypass former champ Alex Goulder who took the same event down in July this year and was trying to be the first player to achieve back-to-back victories. Goulder performed impressively, amassing a chunk of chips heading into the final day, and although he left earlier than hoped, he still had another fantastic result with £21,960 for fourth place.

Another obstacle was triple crown threat Jake Cody. Cody had just over the starting stack early day 2 but within a few levels he had turned 40,000 into 250,000 and remained a dangerous challenge for Tomlin to overcome on the final day. He left just after his A-Q was crushed by Paul Skipper’s Q-Q, receiving £31,293 for third place.

With just Skipper and Tomlin left, Skipper held a 2-1 chip lead. Skipper three-bet shoved with K-K, and Tomlin, who was very popular among the rail, called with A-2. Christmas came early for Tomlin as the flop was dealt 8-2-2, and with no king to come, the tables turned putting the local hero in good position for the win – the entire rail hoping he could maintain the unbroken record of four local champions.

The final hand came when Skipper three-bet shoved with K-4 and Tomlin called with 9-8. The board would be a dramatic one as an 8 appeared first on the flop putting Tomlin in the lead, a king showed up on the turn to move Skipper to the fore, but a 9 on the river meant a champion had been found. With no deals agreed upon Tomlin took home £89,213 for the win while Skipper received £52,155 for an excellent performance.

Here are the results and payouts:

1. Colburn Tomlin £89,213
2. Paul Skipper £52,155
3. Jake Cody £31,293
4. Alex Goulder £21,960
5. Will Dorey £16,470
6. Chin Kai Koh £12,353
7. Terry Plumber £9,608
8. Jerome Bradpiece £6,863