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Dermot Blain -- Movin’ On Up

Interview With Rising Poker Pro

by Rebecca McAdam |  Published: Oct 01, 2011

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Dermot Blain was born in Sligo, Ireland but calls Killybegs, County Donegal in the Emerald Isle his home. That is, however, when he’s not flying around the world playing high stakes cash games and battling amongst the best in the business in major live poker tournaments. His name hit the headlines in 2009 when the young pro scored a touchdown at the APPT Macau main event to take the first place prize of $541,100 back to Ireland. Card Player wanted to find out more about how Blain got to the level he’s currently at and what he has been doing since his big win. Rebecca McAdam: I want to start off with your background. How did you get into poker? what were you doing beforehand? and so on. Dermot Blain: I did a three-year sports and recreation course and a one-year add-on degree in business. I was mad into sport ...


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