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Irish Poker Open 2013
casino blog
05 June 2013

The Irish Poker Open has already been and gone this year and the lucky winner was a player called Ian Simpson. Not only did he win the first place prize of €265,000, but he also proposed to his girlfriend Emma and she said yes, so he gained himself a wife as well. The Science teacher from Cramlington, Newcastle, already proved himself as a player last year when he finished the same tournament in fourth place, winning €107,500.

This is Europe’s oldest and most prestigious Texas Hold’em poker tournaments and it has actually been running every year without fail for the past three decades. This was a four day event which took place at Dublin’s Burlington Hotel. 505 players competed to win their share of a €1,010,000 main prize pool. There was a wide range of multi-national players who stemmed from almost 30 different countries. The direct buy-in to this epic event cost slightly less than last year and players had to fork out €2,000 +€250 to guarantee themselves a seat at a the tables.

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