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Chasing Craic, Cash, and Champions at the Irish Winter Festival

by Rebecca McAdam |  Published: Jan 01, 2012


The word you might often hear being thrown around the place at Irish poker events is “craic”. This is not to be confused with “crack”, although one could be said to be as addictive as the other sometimes. The Irish have trouble translating the word accurately to English, the word “fun” doesn’t quite do it justice. But if you want to get some idea of what the term is all about then just make your way to an Irish poker event, particularly a Paddy Power Poker tournament. They really know how it’s done. From beer pong competitions to the Blind Mans Bluff World Championship, there was something for everyone at the recent Irish Winter Festival, held at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin. The Festival took place over the Halloween bank holiday weekend and although many a memory was made off the felt, all eyes were on one event, the €1,000 ...

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