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hollywoodEdward Simon Hunter Giddins better known as Edward Giddens was born 20 July 1971 in Eastbourne, Sussex. Edward is a former English cricketer who played in four tests from 1999 to 2000. Giddins played for four counties during his career Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire, and.
Edward Giddins’ career was full of controversy. In 1996 he was sacked by Sussex because of drug offences and was banned from cricket for 18 months. Almost seven years later he was fined £5000, plus £1000 costs, and was banned from cricket for a further five years after being found guilty of placing a £7000 bet on his own side (at the time) Surrey, to lose their County Championship game.
He has recently turned to poker to earn his living and has appeared on the poker chat show Heads Up with Richard Herring to discuss this career. Edward Giddens has cashed in 16 big tournaments and fantabulous poker pots  to date with total winnings of $81,676.00. He has only had one first place finish.
Edward Giddens Poker Tournament Career Wins include the following:

  • SpringFest No Limit Hold’em – 9th $2,456 Apr 11, 2007
  • Sussex Masters No Limit Hold’em – 1st $18,747 Apr 5, 2007
  • Sussex Masters No Limit Hold’em – 5th $1,968 Apr 4, 2007
  • Dom Classics 2007 No Limit Hold’em – 6th $3,404 Jan 25, 2007
  • Summer Shaker Event #1 – Pot Limit Hold’em – 2nd $3,149 Aug 14, 2006
  • The Summer FestivalNo Limit Hold’em -3rd $6,580 May 23, 2006
  • Celeb Poker Dublin Classic No Limit Hold’em – 4th $4,587 May 13, 2006
  • Sussex Masters Pot Limit Hold’em – 2nd $3,665 Apr 10, 2006
  • Midlands Medley Pot Limit Hold’em – 2nd $7,686 Feb 26, 2006
  • Midlands Medley No Limit Hold’em – 3rd $11,811 Feb 22, 2006
  • Christmas Cracker Tournament No Limit Hold’em – 2nd $5,812 Dec 13, 2005
  • European Poker Championships No Limit Hold’em – 12th $656 Aug 7, 2005
  • January Sales Pot Limit Hold’em – 10th $375 Jan 28, 2005
  • Christmas Cracker Tournament No Limit Hold’em – 5th $6,749 Dec 4, 2004
  • Southampton Poker Festival Pot Limit Hold’em – 10th $469 Nov 1, 2004
  • Harbour Lights Poker Tournament Pot Limit Hold’em – 5th $3,562 Oct 29, 2004

It is unknown as to whether Edward plays or wins a lot of ring/cash games but it is assumed he does pretty well in them considering his placings in the above poker tournaments.

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