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Challenge Ant - Episode One

former giff-staffer



The giffgaff Gameshow, Challenge Ant makes it's first appearance on the giffgaff blog section. giffgaff community member - Rossides was the first brave challenger in a fierce game of Texas Hold 'em Poker.


For those of you that are not too familiar with the rules of poker, I've taken the liberty of including some basic rules of the game:


The Very Basics


Poker is played from a standard pack of 52 cards. The cards are ranked (from high to low) Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, Ace. (Ace can be high or low, but is usually high).


There are four suits (spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs); however, no suit is higher than another. All poker hands contain five cards, the highest hand (combination of 5 or less cards) wins.


The Challenge


  • A 1 v 1 game of Texas Hold 'em Poker
  • The player with the most chips at the end of the game wins
  • There is a 25 minute time limit


photo-5.jpgThe Prize


Rossides is competing for A Challenge Ant Winner's Trophy, A Challenge Ant T-Shirt and a £50 Amazon gift voucher.



Challenger's Qualifications


Mike AKA Rossides, has been a giffgaff community member for over two years. He plays poker profesionally and travels up and down the country participating in large tournaments.



Ant's Qualifications


I'm a giffgaff community Educator and regularly play poker online for play money. My proudest poker moment was once turning 1000 play chips into 1 Million whilst playing poker online, in one long evening back in 2006.




Challenge Ant - Episode One



after your rules, I still don't understand, probably too tired, i'll bookmark for later
I'll leave this to those that know what they're doing lol, good luck
As Barney Stimson would say "Challenge Accepted"
@anthony_c while I want betting tips is it good to post online?
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Unlucky Ant!! But Mike is a pro poker player so you did pretty well I thought!
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Nice challenge, and congratulations


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First hand, brilliant rossides, way to get Ant running scared Smiley Very Happy

Bring on the next Challenge Ant competitor! Looking forward to see what Ant is up against.

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Challengers 1 - Ant 0
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grand master

This is hilarious! Loving it Smiley Wink

former giff-staffer

Hi everyone,


Its great that you are enjoying the show, but to avoid spoiling it for other members can you please use spoiler tags or not post spoilers to the episode for the time being. Smiley Happy


I have edited a few of your posts to include spoler tags.






love it