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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 £200 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

Summer 2019 season’s bonus points weeks

There will be two Bonus Points Weeks in the Summer Season. The first will be on first Mondays July and August. 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).

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


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.

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.

The night of twenty two - twenty two

Our Glorious 12th of August game started with 22 players and a pot of £220. The first hand on table one, rivered quad twos and had generated two 20k all ins from Will Coombe and Carol Burtenshaw, Will was behind until fifth street as Carol had flopped a full house. Jamie Cleaver, of 22-22 fame joined the party fashionably late and one of his first moves was an all in call with pocket twos against Jim Richardson’s tens. He flopped a set. Alas the pair was not as kind to Jonno, under the gun with 40k, with blinds 5k/10k, his all in push was called by Will’s AK and Anna Kournikova won. As predicted, Jamie Cleaver came fourth (see his £22 winnings next to his tattoo above), Barry Freeman third £44, Will Coombe, who entered the heads up with a stonking lead came second £66, and winner Dan Bruncak £88, making him the summer season’s top earner so far.  

Twenty six compete in August’s first game

The first three places of Aug 5’s £250 prize pool were split three ways with £75 taken by Dez Fry, Louis Mockett and Ed Lynham, with fourth placed James Armstrong taking £25. Our unfortunate bubble boy was Rosario Graziona. The results in Bonus Points Week have significantly closed the gap on the league leaders with Louis Mockett in a particularly rich run of recent form. The excess £10 stake will be donated to a charity of the players’ choosing. This ensures we keep within the spirit of the Licensing Laws.

August 5 final table action, clockwise from left, Dez Fry, Louis Mockett, James Arnstrong, Rosario Graziona, Ed Lynham and Sam Clements (back to camera) dealing.