The Irish Poker Tour Welcomes Dara O’Kearney as Our New ‘Live Poker Strategy Coach’

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dara as the newest member of the Irish Poker Team in the newly created position of ‘Live Poker Strategy Coach’.

As part of our commitment to increasing the quality and enjoyment of live poker in Ireland for all our customers, we believe that a better poker player is a happier poker player.

The Irish Poker Tour welcomes Dara as the Irish Poker Tour’s ‘Live Poker Strategy Coach’.

Dara is a world-renowned poker educator as well as an accomplished player in his own right with many live scores and sits on top of the list of cashes in the Hendon Mob database for Ireland.

Dara has co-written several best-selling poker books including ‘Poker Satellite Strategy’, ‘PKO Poker Strategy’ and ‘Endgame Poker Strategy’, all of which have been best sellers on Amazon.

A former international long-distance running champion, Dara brings 14+ years of live poker experience to The Irish Poker Tour starting immediately.

“Dara impressed me when we first met in 2007 and I have closely followed his career since then with total fascination,” said Irish Poker Tour Player Liaison Fintan Gavin. “His contribution to the industry and to me personally is always massive.”

Dara has numerous achievements in poker including:

  • Professional poker pro for 14+ years
  • Over €2M in profit online poker
  • Over €1M in cashes in live poker
  • More recorded cashes in live poker than any Irish poker player
  • Co-host of the award-winning podcast ‘The Chip Race’
  • Prolific poker content producer and guest on numerous poker podcasts and YouTube channels

Dara will be writing regular live poker strategy articles for our website as well as appearing on upcoming live streams and podcasts with an emphasis on helping our players understand new concepts and answering their questions about improving their live poker skills.

This unique development will not only improve the standard of Irish poker players but also demonstrates the commitment of the Irish Poker Tour to keep giving back to the most important part of the Tour – the players.

About the Irish Poker Tour

The Irish Poker Tour has had a seismic impact on the Irish poker scene since its relaunch last October.

It has brought high quality, high value, and thoroughly player-friendly tournaments to all parts of the country and even to London. Wherever the tour goes record crowds are drawn by the fabulous atmosphere and fantastic prize pools.

The Tour will continue to grow with the Road to Killarney reaching its climax at the Gleneagle Hotel/INEC at the end of September.

Media Contact:

Fintan Gavin
Player Liaison, Irish Poker Tour


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