Irish-based Iranian scoops IPOPS Main Event

Irish-based Iranian scoops IPOPS Main Event

Thursday, 6 December 2012

It's not just the top pros and grinders who take the big money in major online poker tournaments. A prime example is the recent iPOPS Main Event which was taken down by a player whose regular job is in a fast food joint.

“puwer111”, an Iranian based in Cork, Ireland scooped a massive first prize of $100,200 after outlasting a field of 2,190 runners while playing the iPOPS finale at

"This was a hard 14 hours but an amazing prize and I want to thank Paddy Power Poker for the opportunity," said the winner who sealed the title in style, flopping a set of kings to crush his opponent's pocket 4s.

"Congratulations to 'puwer111' for his fantastic victory in the iPops main event and to all our players who punched way above their collective weight,” said Paddy Power, spokesman for the Irish cardroom.

"It's proof positive that Paddy Power Poker players are playing at the right place and the fish and chips are on puwer111!"

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