Rushden poker star scoops another cash prize

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A man from Rushden seems to have the perfect poker face as he secured another big win after pocketing nearly £250,000 last year.

Leo McClean, 25, from Rushden took part in the PokerStars EPT London event last December and took home £249,850.

Leo McClean of Rushden has won again

Leo McClean of Rushden has won again

He had qualified for the live EPT 10 London Main Event, via a PokerStars online satellite, for just £82.

His huge success at the tournament was the incentive he needed to follow his dream of becoming a professional poker player, and he has since quit his job as a retail project manager to concentrate on his new career.

His latest competition was the PokerStars EPT London Poker Festival this week, and while not taking home another £250,000, he still won almost £9,000.