Irish Poker Tour Regulars Strike it Big at Irish Open
Tour Ambassador Shines Brightly
Last week’s Irish Poker Open saw massive numbers of players gather in Dublin from all across Ireland and from all around the poker world. Despite the strong opposition Irish Poker Tour regular players took home large chunks of the prizemoney.
Limerick-based Moldovan star, Eugeniu Barbaros has featured late on in a number of IPT events recently and he rolled this great form into a magnificent 6th place finish and brought €73,500 back to Shannonside. Eugeniu promised to bring his aggressive game to The Monster at the Green Isle at the end of April where he expects to run deep yet again.
Irish poker legend and IPT Ambassador Andy Black may have won €5million over a storied career but his quest to win the Irish Open has now lasted 35 years. He’ll have to wait to year 36 at least but €95,500 for fifth place eased the blow of another late tournament disappointment. Andy will be all over the Monster Festival also and will as always be one of the players to beat in all the tournaments.
Deccie Rice has been plying his poker trade across Ireland and Europe for years but this was surely his finest hour as he took second place and an enormous €228,700 payout. Renowned as one of the true gents of Irish poker Deccie’s score was incredibly popular with the cognoscenti. He said that he might make it to The Monster but that he has already booked a week in Slovakia for the Bratislava Poker Festival in July.