Troy Martin (pictured left) is the latest East Coast Poker Championship winner after prevailing over a field of 165 players in Southern Cross Poker’s marquee event at Diggers @ Newcastle City.
Representing the Hunter Valley region, Martin defeated Scott Clark heads-up and with no deal made, Martin scooped the entire $10,000 first prize, while Clark took home $5000. Michael Blacktop placed third, for $3000.
The cream of the region’s players rose to the top with Australia’s number ranked online player Matt Wakeman among the chip leaders until late into the day, while the solid runs of Peter Seckold, Nick Poganovski, Jim Psarros, Ben Kostrzewski and Jason Loz ended short of the big money.
Watch for details of the next Southern Cross Poker major tournament and regular weekly events on the website www.southerncrosspoker.com.au.