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Paddy’s Corner

by Padraig Parkinson |  Published: May 01, 2013


Where’s My Cards!?! At one stage on my recent 888 Irish Tour, I was asked if the story about a hand I’d played 25 years ago was true. I said it depended on which version you’d heard. The incident occurred in the Rathmines club [Dublin], a spot where the bizarre was usual and treated as such. It couldn’t last and it didn’t. The guys involved in the pot were me, Johnny “Suitcase” and Peter Mulligan. “Suitcase” was so called because he developed the habit whilst in Vegas of jumping up and shouting “Suitcase!” every time he was all in which was apparently an indication that if he was called and lost he was off to the airport. As Johnny was the same height standing up as he was sitting down the standing up bit impressed no-one but the shout was admired far and wide. Peter Mulligan was so called because ...

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