Frank hopes to be Poker Hero
IF FRANK Sinclair is wearing his best poker face tonight, the plan to build Hervey Bay a community centre could be $10,000 closer to reality.
The Scarness father of two will be one of six card sharps appearing on WIN television’s Australian Poker Hero show at 11.30pm, with a $25,000 prize pool up for grabs.
Mr Sinclair, a self-employed IT contractor, qualified for the televised stages after seeing off 1700 competitors in the qualifying rounds.
“You’ve got to be emotionless to start with,” he said.
“You can’t get angry or excited.”
When he tried to apply his online poker skills to a television setting, it wasn’t as easy it looked.
“You’re not thinking as straight and you don’t make the same decisions you would in the comfort of your own home.”
Mr Sinclair contacted the Fraser Coast council when producers of tonight’s show said that a local charity could benefit to the tune of $10,000 if he played his cards right.
“They told me there were about 700 charities to choose from. I told them I wanted something with kids, perhaps children with learning difficulties. They suggested the community centre.”