New Record Set for European Tournament Turnout

New Record Set for European Tournament Turnout

Friday, 12 October 2007

A record field of 1,072 players entered this year’s International Poker Open in Dublin, smashing the previous record of 708 set by the Irish Open earlier this year.
Hosted by Mermaid Poker and Poker Ireland, the turnout was even more impressive

A record field of 1,072 players entered this year’s International Poker Open in Dublin, smashing the previous record of 708 set by the Irish Open earlier this year.
Hosted by Mermaid Poker and Poker Ireland, the turnout was even more impressive as it was achieved primarily through ‘word of mouth’, and all entries were registered online days before the event. With a buy in of €125+€25, the prize pool topped €134,000.
Also debuting at the Dublin event was almost certainly the youngest dealer to shuffle up and deal at a major tournament. Eleven year-old Jack “The Dealer” Williams is in fact the son of one of the organisers, and he certainly made a name for himself when he dealt his own brother quad aces. The floor apparently weren’t called, and we expect Jack to resume duties as normal in future events.
The tournament was eventually won by Irishman Colin King, with David Pook of the Netherlands coming second. King donated some of his winnings to the Simon Poker Day charity, which as previously mentioned here at Bluff Europe, helps the homeless people in Dublin. Irish pro Andy Black attended the event to lend his support to the cause, and once again the poker players raised money for charity whilst enjoying the craic.



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