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The Poker World Grieve for the Loss of “El Blondie” Dave Colclough

Written By: Samantha A. | October 18, 2016 | Posted In Poker News

Dave Colclough the poker player who was from Britain who was also known as “El Blondie” passed away on October 18, 2016 after a long battle with cancer at the age of 52.

Dave Colclough was featured regularly on Late Night Poker which aired in the United Kingdom.  He often competed against poker players such as Ross Boatman, Barney Boatman, Joe Beavers, Simon Trumper, the late Dave Ulliott as well as Surinder Sunar.

Dave was also a well-known computer programmer before he decided to take up poker playing on a full time basis.  His very first recorded cash prize that was recorded on his Hendon Mob page sets back to February of the year of 1995 as he finished in the 18th place in a Hold’em Tournament for the total of £350.   Since this time Dave Colclough cumulative winnings for his live tournament poker playing is at a total of $2,639,641, this in fact earned him enough to conquer a second place standing in the Wales all-time money list.

Some of Dave Colclough’s biggest and best live tournament cash winnings include:

First place with a total winning of £54,000 during the £1,025 No Limit Hold’em in the year of 2003 at the Midland Masters 

First place with a total winning of €66,000 during the €2,000 Omaha Cup in the year of 2003 at the Summer Tournament in Paris

First place with a total winning of €71,000 during the €3,000 European Omaha Championships in the year of 2004 

First place with a total winning of £80,302 during the £1,500 European Poker Classic

First place with a total winning of £88,300 in the year of 2007 at the GUKPT Manchester Main Event 

First place with a total winning of £100,000 during the £2,000 European Poker Championships in the year of 2004 

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