|April 5 saw the Prima Poker Network devote 31 card rooms to the Beat the Mob Tournament of 2005. Poker players from around the world were given their chance to go heads up with the poker playing foursome: The Hendon Mob. |
Just as they returned from the Five Star Poker Classic at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, The Hendon Mob were online, testing the poker skills of the network’s best and bravest players. With a $250 bounty placed on each of the ‘Mob’ members, players sought to take them down one flop at a time and join the elite ranks of online players that dared to take on the Mob, and won!
377 players participated in the event, which was finally won by a player known as ‘sp33dy’. Three other players were skilled enough to ‘Beat the Mob’. Barney Boatman, known by millions as ‘The Voice of Poker’ for his role as the commentator for ‘Late Night Poker’ on Fox Sports Net, was knocked out by ‘Optlagony’ while ‘Rocky’ Ross Boatman, well-known for his eight years playing the loveable ‘Kevin’ in London's Burning was bounced out of play by ‘Boing’. Finally, ‘Mattressman’ made neat work of Joe ‘The Elegance’ Beevers, a former investment banker and current Irish Open champion.