Inaugural Event Beats All Expectations
The first ever Bratislava Poker Festival, sponsored by Party Poker, 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. Full results are available on the Bratislava Poker Festival website.
Other Irish Notable Results
Powered by the same team behind the hugely successful Irish Poker Tour, there was no shortage of Irish players in attendance. 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.
Irish Poker Tour
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The Irish Poker Tour pride themselves on timely, well-organized, relaxed, and player-friendly tournaments. Highlights of upcoming events include the Lúnasa Lunacy Festival in Dublin this August 25th to 27th and what is expected to be a record breaking Killarney Festival this September 27th to October 1st. Online satellites for these and other Irish Poker Tour events are running daily with tour sponsors Paddy Power Poker.
Party Poker are continuing their sponsorship relationship with the Irish Poker Tour team for the Inaugural Irish Poker Festival. The Irish Poker Festival will be staged in Dublin, one of the world’s most iconic poker cities, and at one the most luxurious hotels in Dublin, The Intercontinental. The festival features a €1,000,000 guarantee with a main event guarantee of €700,000 for a buy-in of €3,000. Satellites are running now on Party Poker.
*Press release by Bratislava Poker Festival
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