Zac plays his cards right to win £11k regional event prize

A bodybuilder from Morpeth battled through four days of fierce competition to win the first leg of the Genting Poker Series, which took place at Genting Casino Newcastle.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 19th March 2019, 11:33 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th March 2019, 11:38 am
Zac Aynsley won the North East leg of the Genting Poker Series.
Zac Aynsley won the North East leg of the Genting Poker Series.

Following a £2 buy-in for the North East section of the tournament, Zac Aynsley came away with £11,000 in prize money and a seat at one of the four Genting Poker Series Main events.

A popular venue on the series circuit, this leg saw 206 people from all over the country take part.

This number was whittled down to nine – who made up the final table on the fourth day of competition, which is when Zac claimed his emphatic win.

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Speaking after the event, the 24-year-old said: “It feels amazing to have won the first leg of the poker series and I absolutely loved competing in the event.

“At some poker events that I’ve competed in you can feel quite intimidated, but the team at Genting did a fantastic job of making everyone competing feel completely welcome and well looked after.

“As you’d expect, the atmosphere on the final table on Sunday was intense, but I loved it. These events are always really enjoyable, and I like to go to socialise and meet with people.”

Despite learning the game as a teenager with his father, Zac only competed in his first in casino poker tournament two years ago.