Tameeka Jones (pictured above) has underlined her status as one of the nation’s premier female pub poker players with a dominant start to the Aussie Hold’em Poker Summer Poker Championships at Club Macquarie. She pocketed $1150 and a championship trophy after taking out the second event on the schedule – the $22 buy-in No Limit Hold’em with single rebuy and add-on.
Just as the clock ticked past 4am on Friday, the blinds had reached the level where Glenn Shepherd (who started the heads-up battle trailing 1:5 in chips) would only survive a few more hands so he made his move after a checked flop gave him a pair of deuces. Jones had also hit the flop with a pair of threes and, when the turn and river blanked, she was confirmed champion after a dominant final table display.
A night earlier, Jones placed runner-up to Mark Nelson (pictured above) in the $44 Pineapple event. Nelson took home $665 for the win while Jones collected $355 for second. The Summer Poker Champs continue at Club Macquarie tonight with a big field expected for the Six-handed NLHE event before tomorrow’s two-day Main Event and Sunday’s $550 High Roller tournament. PMA will be providing regular updates over the weekend.
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