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Monday evenings at The Avenue Bridge Club, 
Third Avenue, Hove, Brighton & Hove 19:45hrs Phoenix Pub Poker

Fantastic Texas Hold’em poker tournaments for

just £13 an evening

Are you curious about the game that has taken the world by storm? Have you dabbled a little on the internet? Would you like to take up a new interest?

Phoenix Pub Poker appreciates that sitting at a live poker table for the first time can be a little daunting, click here to find out how we help you.

We also have an advice page for those who know the basics of the game but want to know a little more about winning strategies.

Our Royal Flush Club

Every poker player wants to get a Royal Flush. They are very rare and have happened eight times with Phoenix Pub Poker. To celebrate these occasions, we have a page to record the big ones.

To see who and when they happened, click here.

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Our usual prize pool is around £240 per event


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More league info here

Phoenix Pub Poker Seasons:

Our seasons throughout the year from the 1st day of March, June, September and December

Spring:      March to May

Summer:   June to August

Autumn:    September to November

Winter:      December to February

Autumn 2019 season’s bonus points weeks

There will be two Bonus Points Weeks in the Summer Season. The first will be on first Mondays October and November. Fifty percent additional points will be awarded at those events. Anyone playing their Joker options at these tournaments will be playing for double points (not a multiplier of the Bonus Points number).


Learn to play bridge this autumn

If you ever wanted to play the undoubted king of card games, this September provides many opportunities to learn and start playing at The Avenue Bridge Club. Duplicate bridge is a whist based trick taking card game (if you’ve ever played Hearts on your computer, it’s a bit like that). Whilst poker has a high element of skill with an element of luck, duplicate bridge is a game of 100% skill!

And once you get good, there’s money to be won in the Rubber version of the game.

Bridge for Beginners Courses – Autumn 2019

Autumn Term: 19th September – 28th November 2019

(Courses run by Andy Ryder 1st October - 12th December 2019)

Half Term: 28th October - 2nd November Course fees per ten week term: £80 p.p.

TUESDAY  MORNING with Dave Collard 10.45am-12.15pm  

THURSDAY MORNING with Julian Mitchell 10.45am-12.15pm

THURSDAY EVENING with Andy Ryder 7.30pm–9.00pm   

FRIDAY EVENING  with Ollie Powell 7.30pm–9.00pm   

SATURDAY MORNING with Ollie Powell 10.00am–12.00 noon

Call 01273 775752 for more info or email

Practice Opportunities

Supervised sessions offer a stress-free opportunity for learners to practise bidding and playing, with expert help on tap if you need it.  You can also use these sessions to practise what you have learnt in the classes.  You do not need to be a member of the club to come along.

TUESDAY  EVENING    Supervised Bridge  7.30pm–10.10pm. Expert help from Ollie Powell. TD: Dave Collard. Partner found if required. Members £3.50, Visitors £4.50.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON DupliCAKE, 1.30pm–4.30pm. Social Duplicate Bridge with an interval for tea and cakes. TD: Dave Collard. Partner found if required. £4 p.p.

FRIDAY EVENING Beginners' Supervised Duplicate, 7.30pm–9.30pm Partner found if required. £3.50 p.p.

And from Saturday 21st September

SATURDAY MORNING Beginners' Supervised Play, 10.00am–12.00pm. Partner found if required. £3.50 p.p.

We stage first class low stakes Texas Hold’em poker tournies in Sussex.  Join in the fun with us.

To find us click here

First victory for Rama Rahimi since 2006

A delighted Rama bagged his first tournament win on September 19 against 14 players. A flush on the river gave him a the heads up finale against Carol Burtenshaw, after seeing Barry Rebuy Freeman lose his chip dominance three ways and busting third after an ill advised straight draw push. The winnings were £70, £42 and £28 respectively. Our bubble was Dan Bruncak. Rama has been playing poker at The Avenue Bridge Club since 2006, This victory was sweet!

The very first hand of our Autumn 2019 Season at the Avenue Bridge Club was an all in affair between Barry Rebuy Freeman, losing with a straight to Peter Burdett’s full house. With three kings in the community cards, Bazzer still called the all in. His add on chip did not last long and it was a full hour before the next player of 24 entrants exited the game. Pete’s double up gave him a license to call too many times and his early advantage was not capitalised on and he bust in 18th.

A long grind in the mid and latter stages of the event saw a Milo Lopez, Dan Bruncak and Jonno Vulture Cook with even stacks at the 25k/50k blinds and a three way chop was agreed (£72 each) after Jan Lievens had bust fourth taking £24. Our bubble was Jason Southon.

Autumn windfall for Jonno, Milo and Dan

Bank Holiday Monday brings 27 runners

The last tournament of our Summer 2019 season held on Monday, August 26 went to the 20k/40k blinds when the four remaining players, Jan Lievens, Peter Metcalfe, Sandie Cresdee and Dez Fry decided to split the £250 pot four ways £62.50 each. The excess prize pool of £20 (plus a £2.50 donation from one of the winners) will be donated to Children with Cancer (Polegate), who provide a great deal of support to Sandie’s grandchild Max. This enables us to comply with the spirit of the law relating to poker in clubs.

The night also decided the final league tables of the season with Louis Iceman  Mockett being Overall, Shiftworker and Inbetweener champion, Jonno Vulture Cook the Grumpiest Grand Master (also he yop tabled the most) and David Morgan-Bradley the best Young Pretender. Dan Bruncak won the most prize money in the season (£205), our most prolific assassin was Nick Jeffery with 16 kills and the table’s highest rated player based on points per game was Dez Fry with 7095. The table can be viewed here.  

The man from 88A won £88

Anyone who has met Bazzer on the green beige will have soon found out three things, his fondness for pocket eights and ace eight because he lives at 88A. With 22 runners, the August 19 tournament had a top prize of £88, with £66 for second, £44 for third and £22 for fourth. All added incentive for Barry to pull off one of his rare wins. The event did not start well for him, having to use his add on chip fairly quickly and that second 20k of chips had soon eroded to less than 7K. But it was then the fight back started! Double up followed double up and when top table was reached he was in second chip ranking. He knocked out six of the top eight. Our bubble was Rama Rahimi, Billy Goldsmith came fourth, third Louis Mockett, who put a bar of Bounty on his head and Dan Bruncak second. Louis was playing his joker and this move put him into the league lead. There’s a lot to play for next week, the final session of our Summer 2019 season.