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Posted by Gerry Poltorak on Sep 11, 2018 Posted in Poker News | No Comments »

1st September was a sad day for the mid-stakes poker scene when they lost one particular of their personal. Eric Thompson passed away on this day when he was participating in the Oklahama State championship’s inaugural occasion that was held in Tough Rock Tulsa. He had a heart attack for the duration of a tournament hiatus. It is sad as this 39 year-old has celebrated his birthday on 20th of August. 

Given that 2007, Thompson was a common mid-stake participant about the Midwest US. He was a winner in the 2010 Tough Rock Tulsa Poker Open $340 NLHE exactly where we took residence $41,132. This was followed by a different win at the 2014 Choctaw Fall Poker Series Championship (CFPSC) for $103,228. 3 year ago he also participated and was initial in the 2015 Grand Poker series $240 Championship and he turned out second in the Choctaw Fall Poker Series Monster Stack. In these two events, he won a total of $545,075 in reside action winnings. Are you questioning exactly where else you can make this sort of winnings apart from poker? You can attempt betting in the ideal online sportsbooks that we have in our listings. 

Thompson was getting a good run in the tournament when this health-related emergency occurred. In his honour, players chose to have his hand blinded out and not removed. He was also honoured with a moment of silence prior to the starting of Day two. 

John Reynolds who is a fellow poker grinder stated that he spent a lot of poker hours with Thompson and it was normally a battle. He pointed out that he was a good particular person who was normally prepared to share his hotel area and speak by way of the evening about poker. He added that they had good instances in Siloam, Joplin, Tulsa, St. Louis, Durant and Las Vegas. 

Yet another of his close friends Cary McFarland mentioned that the poker neighborhood has undergone a good loss and they have lost a superb soul. He is ideal recognized in his hometown of Tulsa and he was liked tremendously in the planet of poker as properly. He was fiercely competitive in the planet of poker but he was equally a caring and conscientious particular person in the true planet. He mentioned that he normally had a word of encouragement for the lesser poker players or a word of celebration and help when one particular outdid his capabilities. 

This championship began off on August 30th and ended on 9th August. There was a $100 acquire-in NLHE tournament that provided a $100,000 assure. 

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