Colburn ‘RastaFish’ Tomlin Wins DTD Monte Carlo

Colburn ‘RastaFish’ Tomlin Wins DTD Monte CarloColburn ‘RastaFish’ Tomlin has won the Dusk Till Dawn (DTD) Monte Carlo, after overcoming a field of 288 players over three days on his way to collecting the £89,213 ($138,773) first place prize.
The event took place at the Dusk Till Dawn club in Nottingham, at which Tomlin is a regular visitor. Back in August, the UK player finished 2nd in the DTD’s £300 Monthly Deeptsack for £18,231 ($29,810), which was a personal best at the time. With his latest victory, Colburn Tomlin’s live poker earnings have now shot up to $184,507.
The £1,090 buy-in DTD Monte Carlo saw the 288 players from Days 1a and 1b reduced to 104 hopefuls by the start of Day 2. The field was then further narrowed to 16 players by the end of Day 2, with an eventual champion being crowned on Day 3.
First to leave the final table was Jerome Bradpiece in 8th (£6,862), and it would then be another three hours before the next elimination. That player was Terry Plummer in 7th (£9,608), followed by Chin Kai Koi in 6th (£12,353) and Will Dorey in 5th (£16,470).
The four handed table which then remained included PKR sponsored pro  Jake Cody, and defending champion Alex Goulder, who won the title in July for £77,513 ($125,018). Also in contention were Paul Skipper, and of course,  Colburn Tomlin.
However, Alex Goulder soon exited in 4th (£21,960), and when Jake Cody was left with just 3BB after his pocket queens foundered against his opponent’s A-Q, he too was next out in 3rd for £31,293.
As the heads-up phase of the tournament got underway, Skipper held a 5.1m to 3.1m chip lead over Tomlin, but ‘RastaFish’ was then able to wrestle the lead from his opponent before the defining hand was played in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Tomlin limped into a hand with 9d-8d before deciding to call Skipper’s all-in shove with Kc-Jc. The twisty board initially fell 4-5-8 to propel Tomlin into the lead, before a K on the turn gave Skipper hope, which was then dashed on a 9 river.
Nevertheless, Paul Skipper was able to console himself with a runner-up finish worth £52,155, while Colburn Tomlin took the title of DTD Monte Carlo Champion.

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