Dave Colclough

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Dave Colclough
Dave Colclough.jpg
Nickname(s) El Blondie
Residence Birmingham
Born (1964-03-04)4 March 1964
Carmarthen, Wales
Died 18 October 2016(2016-10-18) (aged 52)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) None
Money finish(es) 17
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
427th, 2008
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 1
Money finish(es) 2
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 1

David E. Colclough (4 March 1964 – 18 October 2016) was a Welsh professional poker player.

Early life[edit]

Colclough was born in Carmarthen. Prior to becoming a poker professional, he worked as a computer programmer. He left computing after the 2000 World Series of Poker.[1]

Poker career[edit]

His tournament results include a second at the 2000 World Series of Poker $2,000 pot limit hold'em event[2] and a final table appearance at the World Poker Tour's third season Grand Prix de Paris event, where he won €84,890 ($103,507).[3] In 2005, he reached the semi-finals of the World Heads-Up Poker Championship, earning €20,000. In 2003, he was voted European Poker Player of the Year.[4]

Colclough was inducted into the European Poker Players Hall of Fame during 2005, and at the age of 41 was the youngest inductee at that time.[4]

As of 2011, his total live poker tournament winnings exceed $2,600,000.[5] He died on 18 October 2016. ref>Poker Mourns the Loss of Dave "El Blondie" Colclough</ref>


  1. ^ "Famous Poker Player Biographies & History · MacPokerOnline". macpokeronline.com. 
  2. ^ "31st World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2000, Pot Limit Hold'em: Hendon Mob Poker Database". pokerdb.thehendonmob.com. 
  3. ^ Worldpokertour.com: Dave Colclough
  4. ^ a b Fulltiltpoker.com: David Colclough
  5. ^ "Dave Colclough's profile on The Hendon Mob". pokerdb.thehendonmob.com. 

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