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Roland De Wolfe Rolls European Poker Tour Dublin

by Bob Pajich |  Published: Jan 01, 2007

Roland De Wolfe of the United Kingdom outlasted 388 players to win the European Poker Tour event in Dublin recently. He won €554,000 and is the first player to win a World Poker Tour event and an EPT event.

The final table consisted of all Europeans, including five Brits, two Frenchmen, and players from Ireland and Sweden. The total prize pool generated was €1,847,750.

The €5,000 buy-in event was held at the Regency Hotel in Dublin, and was the fourth EPT event to take place in its third season. Events have already taken place in Barcelona, Spain; London; and Baden, Austria. Three more events will take place to complete the third EPT season.

De Wolfe has won more than $1.7 million on the tournament trail, including two cashes at this year's World Series of Poker, a third-place finish at this year's Five-Star World Poker Classic, and a victory at the WPT's 2005 Grand Prix de Paris, which was good for $600,898.

De Wolfe knocked out seven of the final eight players. He seemed to get a lot of good cards at the final table, and sent players packing while holding A-J, A-Q, 8-8, and trip fives. spade

Bob Pajich is a writer for