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Jul 26, 2012

Remember that Grassroots promotion...was it a gamble?

By RTR Dennis

Rake The Rake Ladbrokes Grassroots Mr G

Civil Servant Stuart Griffiths would certainly say no! He was lucky enough to be selected for the Ladbrokes Poker Grassroots promotion, where they are searching for a ‘Grassroots’ poker player worthy of securing an amazing £10,000 sponsorship deal. You can read the blog post we ran about it here.

Stuart, who plays under "_Mr_G_" and until now had only played online in small $10 MTT events was selected as one of the 40 qualifiers and progressed through the first stage with his social media enterprise; blogging and tweeting about the promotion.

_Mr_G_ was then sponsored by Ladbrokes for the second stage where he played in The Vic’s £300 monthly main event. Here, in only his second live event, Stuart went on to knock out Neil Channing on the bubble and then secured 4th place winning over £1500. This has taken him through to the penultimate stage with Ladbrokes now sponsoring his entry fee into The Fox poker club’s new monthly £25,000 guaranteed monthly main event on 4th & 5th August.

Depending on his result he could be through to the final 4 players who will pit their wits against each other for the ultimate prize. Stuart said “This is an amazing opportunity offered by Ladbrokes, and even if I don’t manage to win the final £10,000 sponsorship deal that is on offer, to have the experience of playing at the top level against Poker professionals is incredible and has already helped to improve my game.”

To see _Mr_G_’s journey so far and whether he secures the Ladbrokes Poker £10k sponsorship deal follow him on twitter @_Mr_G_ or read his regular blog at http://mrg27uk.blogspot.co.uk/.