Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Europe's oldest major poker tournament, the Irish Poker Open, came to a conclusion last night and when the festivities were finished it was Patrick Clarke who was left with the broadest smile.
After weaving his way through the 411-player main event field, Clarke was able to best Dave Pollock in a tense finale held inside a makeshift boxing ring.At the start of the heads-up clash it was Clarke who held the lead thanks to the elimination of Liam Chevalier in third place. That advantage was enough for Clarke to deliver a knockout blow to Pollock within just a few hands and scoop a top prize worth €200,000.The popular live event had a number of memorable moments over the Easter weekend including a deep run by the ‘Voice of Poker’ himself, Jesse May, who found himself among the chip leaders with just one session remaining.Unfortunately, one of the game's most colourful characters was unable to parlay his popularity into a final table appearance and eventually fell in 17th place for €7,599.At the end of the day, however, all the plaudits went to Clarke who collected his first Irish Poker Open title after his Kd 8d managed to stay ahead of Pollock's Qs 7c in the final hand.Paddy Power Poker Irish Poker Open Main Event Final Results:1. Patrick Clarke- $276,3802. Dave Pollock - $180,3383. Liam Chevalier - $134,7354. Thomas O'Shea - $101,9845. Oliver Lynch - $75,3146. Michael Gilligan - $53,2037. Barry Donovan - $36,6208. Jonathan Lundy - $26,2569. Antoine Smits - $18,448
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