Irish poker legend and friend of UK Poker News, Padraig Parkinson, made the final of the WSOP $1500 No Limit Hold 'Em event. Padraig went through a field of over 2,000 players in event # 27 but, sadly, he couldn't capitalise on his good position and eventually he was knocked out in a very creditable 3rd.
Padraig collected over $200,000 for his efforts. Whilst missing out on the bracelet must be painful for the Irishman, the huge pay day will surely assist him in his efforts to drown his sorrows in the bar.
Fellow Irish player, Andy Black, has also been picking up a few Dollars out in Las Vegas. Black has finalled during this festival too, collecting over $100,000 in the process.
Both Padraig and Andy are no strangers to the world of high stakes tournament poker. In 1999 Padraig came third in the World Series main event which was won by fellow Irishman Noel Furlong, and in 2005 Andy came fifth, earning $1,750,000. Padraig's cash in event # 27 was his fourth of the 2006 WSOP.
Paddy Power Poker is sending 16 poker players to Las Vegas over the coming days to compete in the World Series of Poker which runs from Friday 28 July to Thursday 10 August. They will join a 100 strong contingent of Irish players for the $10,000 buy-in main event and will battle for almost two weeks against more than 8,000 other hopefuls.
UK Poker News wishes our friends from The Emerald Isle the best of luck.
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