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Marc Goodwin - Entertaining Speaker - Poker

Marc Goodwin - After Dinner Speaker - Poker

An entertaining After Dinner Speaker on the WORLD OF POKER!!

Marc Goodwin is one of the UK's finest poker players Cool World If you see him at the table, there’s no excuse for annoying him...

It hasn’t been the worst of years for Marc Goodwin. A former windows salesman from Birmingham, Marc decided to turn pro ten months ago, just after his third place finish in the Monte Carlo Millions. He could be forgiven for wondering what all the fuss is about.

After his $325,000 payout in the aforementioned event (which was won by Phil Ivey) Marc hit the European poker circuit and made his mark immediately by placing 5th in the €5000 EFOP Championship. He followed that up with a $10,000 cash in the Ladbrokes Poker Cruise $500 NL Hold’em tournament, a 2nd placed finish in the £200 NL Hold’em event at the Midland Medley (worth $14,264) and a 4th place finish in the €1000 NL Hold’em event at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo (worth $11,684).

That was just the start. Marc then blitzed the European Poker Classics in London, cashing three times and winning the £1000 PL Omaha event along the way, good for £37,500. He then finished second in the British Poker Open ($38,443) and cashed three times at the 2006 WSOP. All in all since Monte Carlo Marc has made 16 final tables and won over $300,000.

Malcolm Weir caught up with Marc at the Casino 50 club where he had been playing in the FTP Million Dollar Cash Game. Continuing his good form Marc had finished second to Gus Hansen the previous day in the European Poker Masters (good for $50,138) and had just left the cash game around $63,000 to the good.