Chips are down for Fife poker players heading to Vegas

Two north east Fife card sharps will soon be crossing the pond to take part in an international poker tournament.

Saturday, 14th May 2016, 8:00 am
Gordon Cuthill from Ceres is travelling to Las Vegas to take part in poker tournament alongside Kevin Cairney from Cupar

And one of them, Ceres’ Gordon Cuthill will be attempting to retain the prestigious VEGAS 100 title.

He will be joined by Kevin Cairney from Cupar in a bid to win a share of the £12,000 prize pool and a £5000 sponsorship deal.

The two won through Redtooth Poker’s pub league against more than 180,000 players in 1000 venues across the country.

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During the week-long Vegas tournament, Gordon and Kevin will also have the chance to compete in an additional tournament which could give them a seat at the World Series of Poker event next year along with a $6000 prize pot and a return trip to Las Vegas.

Since Gordon, who plays at the Ceres Inn, won his title last year he has travelled the country taking part in poker events as part of his sponsorship prize.

Kevin plays at Cupar’s Westport Tavern.

Martin Green, managing director of Redtooth Poker, said: “These are the best pub poker players in the UK so they fully deserve this once in a lifetime trip to America.”

There are 100 UK players taking part in the Las Vegas tournament and Mr Green added: “All have done remarkably well to reach this stage, progressing through from their local pubs to numerous regional and national tournaments.

“This year we are celebrating 10 years of the Redtooth Poker league –you never know, we may unearth the next UK poker star to hit the professional stage in the future.”