Socialist Tendencies Hit Summer in Dublin Festival

“I remember that Summer in Dublin, and the Liffey as it stank like hell”

Things have improved a lot since Bagatelle sang about Dublin in the 1980’s; they’ve cleaned up the river so that it doesn’t stink anymore and there is a banger of a poker festival every June in the Green Isle.

Despite only a week passing since the end of the Portugal Adventure the players were out in force from Friday night on. Guarantees were surged past and the cash action did not stop at any time between 4pm Friday and 6am on Monday morning. These are exciting times for live poker as many new players are discovering that there are great experiences just waiting for them at our friendly but challenging festivals.

Ironically enough it was a Portuguese player that was the big winner on Friday night as Rodrigo Diaz took first prize of €3,060 in the Mystery Bounty along with a staggering €8,300 in Bounties. Rodrigo picked out all the big ones out of the Mystery Box along with most of the small ones as well.

When the Main Event reached the 100,000 – 200,000 level late on on Sunday night the seven remaining contenders decided that it would be best if they all went home with at least €10,000. Very reasonable thinking. So, after a bit of discussion chip leader Dave Smith from the Isle of Man took €14,685 and the trophy and all seven headed to the prize desk undefeated and in a very good mood.

Next stop on the never-ending tour is Fairways Hotel Dundalk for the Northern Poker Festival, July 26th to the 28th.  €10 satellites awarding full packages now running on Paddy Power Poker.

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