Bratislava Poker Festival is a Huge Hit

Inaugural Event Beats All Expectations

The first-ever Bratislava Poker Festival at the Card Casino was a triumphant success! All players expressed delight at the quality of the casino, the range of high-value tournaments, and the warm atmosphere amongst the players and the staff.

Every tournament guarantee was smashed with €1,300,000 won by players. The main event, the Bratislava Grand Prix, had 1,113 entries and a prize pool of over €540,000. It was eventually won by Alex Dimogiorgis of Greece (€102,000) beating Bruce Dillan Lee (Germany, €93,000) after a heads-up deal. The best Irish performer was Galway-based Brazilian Andrey Cruz who finished 18th for €2,250.

Other Irish Notable Results

Roy Walker produced a remarkable double when winning both the Friday Night Freezeout and the Omaha 7 Max on the closing Sunday for a total of €6,920. Fintan Gavin managed fifth place for over €10k in the Euro Omaha Championship which was won by Bulgaria’s Boris Angelov for €40,000.

Irish Poker Tour regulars, Manus O’Donnell, Ray Wheatley, Brian McCarthy, Mike ‘Corky’ Corcoran, and Johny McCullagh were all amongst the cashers without ever hitting it really big this time.

We’ll Be Back

Over and over again, Irish and international visitors to the Card Casino asked when we’ll be back. Well the city and the casino have proven themselves the perfect city for a poker break with its great accessibility, excellent accommodation and vibrant atmosphere. So watch this space, the Irish will be back!

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