Doerksen wins Season 10 poker

As many as 22 players attended an evening of play with over 32 players taking part during the 11-week season

Winners of the Season 10 poker tournament held recently were (l-r) second place Nathan Mikkelsen

Winners of the Season 10 poker tournament held recently were (l-r) second place Nathan Mikkelsen

Goldie Krawec

The 10th season of poker at Wells Gray Inn has been completed and the results are: winner of Season 10 was Cindy Doerksen with 5,300 points, followed closely by Derek Richardson and Chris Miller, who each had 4,550. Other finalists were Goldie Krawec 4,425, Jerry Cotterhill 4,150, Jeff Kuhn 4,025, Justin Morrison 3,900, and Bob Daoust 3,875. Wild card winner was Nathan Mikkelsen.

As many as 22 players attended an evening of play with over 32 players taking part during the 11-week season.

The Season 19 tournament was held Wednesday, June 25, with nine players taking part. Some of top eight players from the regular season were unable to attend and alternate players, next-in line, were chosen to fill the tournament table.

Play started slow and cautiously, and for over two hours no one pushed or decided to make a break for the big chips. Finally a short stack player made his move and was gone. The next four hands saw three more players bite the dust and then there only six left.Again play slowed down, and finally by 10:30 p.m. the game was over.

Rick Dee was the tournament winner for a second season in a row – both times having been an alternate player in the event. Second place went to Nathan Mikkelsen and third place winner was Fred Roach. None of the top eight players of the season won the tournament, which shows how lady lucky can be present at any time in a poker gameSeason play will begin again on Wednesday July 9 at 7 p.m. at the Wells Gray Inn.

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