Anthony Arlott has emerged triumphant in the latest leg of the Gala Coral British Poker Tour (GCBPT).
A tough field took to the felt at the Stockton on Tees Gala Casino to win the first prize of £30,000.
Keith Hawkins, otherwise known as The Camel, was competing, as was CT Law, Richard Trigg and Billy Ngo.
However, it was Arlott and James O'Connell who made it through to face each other in heads-up play.
It all came to an end for O'Connell when he tried to bluff with a nine high on the river, only to be called by Arlott.
His pair of tens was easily enough to earn him the victory and a seat in the grand final which is to take place in Bristol at the start of December.
Bristol also hosted a leg of the GCBPT and this was won by Neil Blatchly who claimed £34,750 when his pair of tens beat Marcus Farthing's ace high in heads-up play.