Anthony (Tony) James "tikay" Kendall
- For the Italian actor, see Tony Kendall
(born in Middlesex
) is an English
player, based in Derbyshire
Anthony lost his mother at the age of four months, as she died from cancer. He was raised by the help of his aunts and uncles, as his father had 11 siblings. Tony had psychological and learning difficulties when growing up - as he could not read or write at the age of 15, but nowadays reads a book every week.
Kendall worked as an apprentice building merchant, but was given a break by John Kirkland, who allowed him to set up a company. The company went on to make a turnover of £53,000,000 per annum, allowing Kendall to retire
early and concentrate on poker.
He shared his beginning on the poker circuit with Julian Thew
and Ian Oldershaw
In 2003 Kendall finished in the money
of three tournaments, scooping over $5,000. His highest finish was at the £100 pot limit Omaha
event at the Napoleons Owlerton Casino, Sheffield
on 12 June 2003. He finished 5th out of 69 entries and 94 rebuys.
2004 was a busy year for Kendall, seeing him cash in ten tournaments. His highest finish and prize money was 2nd and $14,386, at the £150 pot limit hold'em
Grosvenor Grand Challenge 2004 at the Grosvenor Casino, Luton
on 23 January. The tournament saw 129 entrants and 315 rebuys. He earned $51,014 in prize money throughout the year.
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