RIP Liam Flood

RIP Liam Flood

Monday, 18 August 2014

One of the most popular and colourful characters on the European poker circuit, Liam Flood, has died at the age of 71.

The Irishman was a regular in tournaments throughout the UK and Ireland and became a familiar face to TV viewers after appearing in a host of televised events including Late Night Poker.

The part-time bookmaker had career earnings of over $1.1m with a best score of $175,000 in 2007's Poker Million. He also won the Irish Open in 1990 and 1996.

The community was quick to pay tribute to the man known as 'The Gentleman' with EPT founder John Duthie speaking for many, “There are always a few people that you hope to bump into again at a poker table (or in the bar) and he was one of them.”

Others took to Twitter to offer their condolences.

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