The annual Dixon Wilson Charity Poker Evening was held on 19 April 2018 and saw sixty staff members from across the firm compete in what proved to be an extraordinary evening of luck and skill.
Professional dealers were employed to referee the format of play and, with industry-standard felt poker tables spaced across the sixth floor meeting rooms that had been converted into one giant space, this was certainly a convincing casino-esque transformation.
Blinds were increased every twenty minutes to keep up the pace of play and the number of players gradually dwindled to produce one leading ‘winners table’.
Most unanticipated was the upper hand demonstrated by some of the younger and more novice players with unqualified and recently qualified staff claiming three out of the four podium places.
The final leaderboard was as follows:
1st: Callum Marker
2nd: David Gough
3rd: Camilla Bole
4th: Sophie Bower
(Image: Callum, David & Camilla)
The winners nominated the following charities to receive the prize pot raised by participant donations from the evening:
Farleigh Hospice: £500
Make a Wish: £250
Cystic Fibrosis Trust: £150