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Georges Tohme wins Paradise Poker Tour London, Irish Open Schedule Announced + more

Georges Tohme

Georges Tohme wins Paradise Poker Tour London
The first ever Paradise Poker Tour main event in London was a huge success which has created a real buzz about the rest of the tour. 257 entrants in total went down to the Empire Casino at Leicester Square in London, which created a prize pool of £128,500. The eventual winner was Georges Tohme from the UK who took down the £23,500 first prize, he commented after the win:

‘I’m delighted to win the first leg of the tour. The structure and venue was excellent. Paradise have certainly filled a gap in the market with a low buy-in tournament and structure you’d expect to find at one of the larger established tournaments. I’m looking forward to the next one in Prague already and securing my place at the top of the tour leader board.’

Bryan Carroll, Marketing Manager for ParadisePoker said ‘Player feedback has been great and everyone really liked the structure which we’d spent quite a long time perfecting. It was great to see the maximum number players enter for the inaugural event which confirms our belief that there was a gap in the market for a low buy in tournament with a great structure. I’m now really looking forward to the next event in Prague on February 27th & 28th.'

You can qualify for the next event only at Paradise Poker.

Irish Open Schedule Confirmed
The full schedule for the 2010 Irish Open has been confirmed by Paddy Power today. Taking place between April 1st and 5th at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin. As well as the €3200+€300 main event there is also the return of the Pot Limit Omaha Championship, the Ladies event and the popular Scalp event.

2009 Irish Open Champion Christer Johansson
2009 Irish Open Champion Christer Johansson

“We’ve further improved the Irish Open side event schedule and I bet that some players will be upset there are not enough hours in the weekend to play them all. We are also delighted to launch the online registration facility for the Irish Open so that players eager to secure their seat at Europe’s longest running poker tournament can do so months in advance”, said Eric Booth, Head of Poker at “The Irish Open festival is shaping up very nicely, with all the preparatory work really paying off and more players in our Super Satellites than ever before; the buzz is growing everyday!”

Thurs 1st April Irish Open Super Satellite NLH Rebuy €200 + €20
Fri 2nd April Irish Open Main Event
NLH Freezeout €3,200 + €300
Sat 3rd April Pot Limit Omaha Championship €750 + €75 Sun 4th April Ladies NLH Championship €300 + €30
€1,500 NLH Freezeout
Mon 5th April NLH Scalps Event €270 + €30 + €30

Shane Lynch in Poker Reality Show

Boyzone Star Shane Lynch
Boyzone Star Shane Lynch

More Irish poker news, sort of, now as Boyzone star Shane Lynch is set to exhibit his poker skills in a new reality TV show. The Dublin based singer was given a year to perfect his poker before competing in the Ladbrokes Killarney Festival in October, in a show which will air in the new year.

He commented "Basically it's an Irish reality poker programme, I know nothing about poker and was quite intimidated by it so the experience is to learn how to play and actually end up in one of the big tournaments down in Killarney, so I have about a year or so to get my head around poker."

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