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Back In The Saddle

by Ian Simpson |  Published: Jan 01, 2013


I had some good news before I went to Ireland for the Irish Winter Festival as I managed to get myself a nice 2nd place finish in a $55 online game for a $4,300 prize. That and my recent small cash in Latvia certainly boosted my morale as I’ve been in a pretty dry spell lately. It was brilliant to go back to Ireland. I got a fantastically warm welcome from the familiar faces that frequent the Irish poker scene and it was great to be back at the Burlington where my poker career took off at the Irish Open in April 2012. The main event attracted 385 players and saw Tim Hartmann win €100,000 after he managed to win his heads up duel with Patryk Pietnoczko. It was a frustrating game for me. I just couldn’t seem to hit a hand and every bluff or continuation bet I ...

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