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Dutchman Wins International Poker Open

Luke Martens Takes Down €51,000 In Dublin


The International Poker Open has been won in Dublin by Dutchman Luke Martens who lifted €51,350 for his victory over local player Paul Purcell.

A total of 1,388 players took part in the IPO at the Regency Hotel, Dublin in late October and the final eight reconvened at Ken Doherty’s Snooker Academy in the city to play down to a winner yesterday.

The final table payouts were:

1: Luke Martens — €51,350
2: Paul Purcell — €36,100
3: Rory Brown — €25,000
4: Guy Webster — €20,130
5: Laurent Galaup — €15,405
6: Rik Snoeijink — €12,840
7: Mark O’Connor — €10,270
8: Daniel Watson — €7,700

Last year the event attracted 1,293 players and was won by John Gray.