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Paddy Power Poker Goes Global

by Rebecca McAdam |  Published: Apr 01, 2012

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Paddy Power Poker was well represented in terms of their poker roster as aside from Smyth making waves on the Irish poker scene, Dublin-born Eoghan O’Dea did the country proud on an international level. Boosting players’ confidence all over Ireland and injecting excitement into the community, O’Dea finished an impressive sixth in the 2011 WSOP main event for a whopping $1,720,831. With both champions preparing for this year’s Irish Open, Card Player caught up with O’Dea to talk about his main-event experience, the all-important final table, and how his life has been since. Rebecca McAdam: Looking back on the main event, what are your thoughts? Eoghan O’Dea: It was a really good buzz. In some ways I didn’t really like the long break, just waiting for the day to happen, but it helped boost everybody’s profile and it was kind of fun going around tournaments and everyone asking me questions ...


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