Al Johansen holds his winning hand after the beating Jeremy Yamamoto in a heads up battle during the Prince Rupert Curling Club’s poker fundraiser. (Photo submitted by Danny Dawson)

Al Johansen wins curling club’s third poker tournament

Johansen’s pocket fours outlasted Jeremy Yamamoto’s King-Jack in heads up play

Al Johansen outlasted a field of 23 players to win the Prince Rupert curling club’s third Texas Hold’em poker tournament fundraiser on April 7.

This was the club’s final tournament for the winter season, and the club and communities poker players were excited to test their games against each other.

READ MORE: Dan Hendrickson goes all-in to win Poker Nights tournament

Johansen earned his first place finish after eliminating and runner up Jeremy Yamamoto in the tournament’s final heads-up battle.

Yamamoto pushed all-in pre-flop with a king of clubs and jack of spades. Johansen immediately called, holding a pair of fours in his hands, making him a slight favourite as the community cards were turned over.

A five of spades, three of spades and two of spades were turned over on the flop, keeping Johansen in the lead, and improving his odds for victory with an outside straight draw.

The turn brought up a 10 of diamonds, which didn’t improve either players hand, and the river card was an ace of diamonds, which completed Johansen’s straight and secure the victory.

READ MORE: Prince Rupert Curling Club hosts 67th annual Men’s Marine Bonspiel

Johansen won $954.50 for his first place finish, followed by Yamamoto, who won $575 after finishing second. Ed Boulet finished third in the tournament, taking home $379.50.

For more information about further tournaments visit the Prince Rupert curling club’s Facebook Page.



matthew.allen@thenorthernview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Open market connects Rupert vendors with tourists

An outdoor market was held in Cow Bay on Sept. 22 to help promote local artisans

BC Ale Trail adds Northern Trail to its repertoire

Breweries in Prince Rupert, Terrace to Valemount featured in new tourism initiative

Naval vessel docks in Prince Rupert

The HMCS Whitehorse 705 came to Prince Rupert on Sept. 21.

Free transit for voters on election day

Highlights from UBCM and taxes covered in the City of Prince Rupert council meeting Sept. 17

Heart of Our City: Sabrina Clifton shares knowledge from sea to land

Sabrina Clifton teaches traditional harvesting and crafts in Prince Rupert

Cops for Cancer complete 850 km ride in Prince Rupert

Bike fundraiser collected $195,400 for cancer research in 2018

Delivering the paper as a family

The Northern View is looking for newspaper carriers in Prince Rupert, join our team today

Whitecaps see playoff dreams fade after 2-1 loss to FC Dallas

Goal in 87th minute seals Vancouver’s fate

B.C. students send books to displaced students of Hornby Island school fire

Maple Ridge elementary school teacher says students learned about acts of kindness

Trump drains oxygen from Trudeau foreign policy with PM, Freeland bound for UN

A lot has changed since the Liberals came to power in Canada in 2015

B.C. man fined $15,000, barred from trading securities for fraud

Larry Keith Davis used money from an investor to pay personal bills

Emergency crews investigate small sulphuric acid spill in Kootenays

IRM states a small volume of less than one cup and three dime-sized drips were leaked from carrier

Family, friends of B.C murder victim want killer sent back to max security facility

Group wants convicted murderer Walter Ramsay sent back to a maximum security facility

Most Read