There are some poker players who will never experience the excitement and exhilaration of winning an online poker tournament, but Daragh “daragh999” Davey is not just some poker player. You see, Davey has hit something of a purple patch and has won five tournaments in the space of two days, securing his first PocketFives.com Triple Crown in the process.
PocketFives.com awards a Triple Crown badge to members of its site if they manage to win three tournaments on three different poker networks that have at least 100 entrants and a prize pool of at least $10,000 within a seven-day period.
Davey not only managed to do this, but did so in the space of 24 hours!
- First place in the €10,000 Warm-Up at bet365 Poker on November 20 for $2,984
- First place in the After Work at Winamax on November 20 for $6,641
- First place in the Hot $55 at PokerStars on November 21 for $6,939
Davey almost got his hands on a coveted Triple Crown on November 20 but he finished as runner-up in the $22 no-limit hold’em 6-Max Hyper-Turbo at PokerStars. On the same day that Davey won the Hot $55 at PokerStars, the Irish grinder won the $1,500 guaranteed Turbo Deep at 888poker then took down the Big $27 at PokerStars for $3,358.
Those quintet of wins have boosted Davey’s lifetime online winnings to $1,338,704 and should see him climb higher than his current position, ninth, in the Irish online poker rankings. There’s also a good chance that Davey will find himself ranked higher than 294th in the world, his all-time high, once PocketFives.com updates its leader boards.
Two British players find themselves in the top 10 most frequent Triple Crown winners. Sam "TheSquid" Grafton has completed a hat trick of wins on 10 occasions, while Chris "Moorman1" Moorman leads the way with a staggering 25 Triple Crowns in his career.
The last few weeks have also been kind to Davey in the live poker arena. Although he hails from Ireland, Davey currently resides in Malta so was in the perfect place when the IPT Malta festival headed to Portomaso in October.
Davey put together a deep run in the €1,100 Main Event, finishing 15th for €7,470 then finished in fourth-place in three side events for a combined €11,660 for only an outlay €1,430. To date, Davey has more than $473,000 in live tournament winnings.