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Huge Week In Poker Sees Irish Open, Premier League, WPT Vienna, and The Big Game


It’s been one of the busiest weeks in European poker so far this year and things got off to a rather hungover start with the Irish Open coming to a close on Easter Monday.

The event saw some of poker’s biggest names make the trip to the Emerald Isle for the first time and it seems to leave quite an impression both in terms of poker and the famous Irish ‘craic’.

@phil_hellmuth tweeted, “I had fun at the Irish Open, but other than seeing the Guinness Factory, pretty much spent all my time playing poker.”

Hellmuth made €9,400 in the main event, just enough to show a profit over the $10,000 he lost in the iSeries Live sit ‘n’ go which preceded the Irish Open.

Daniel Negreanu, @RealKidPoker, posted, “Thank you Ireland for all the hospitality in every way imaginable. You are amazing people and have a lot to be proud about. Off to Vegas.”

Negreanu didn’t cash and didn’t seem to mind that all he went home with was a pocketful of memories.

Over in Vienna the next day American Scott Seiver picked up a cool $500,000 when he beat Danile “Jungleman” cates in the Premier League VI final.

And what was he going to do with the money?

scott_seiver tweeted, "MaDDogARFARFARF Time to destroy this city?

A few days later he’d shaken off his destructive urges and tweeted, “Great time at the WPT party. Had to leave early (3 AM) because I have a high roller to win in the morning! 2nd out of 14.”

Elsewhere in the historic Austrian city The 48-hour cash marathon that is The Big Game was underway and Phil Laak was the centre of attention.

Tony G, @TonyGuoga, tweeted, “wondering what shape @RealPhilLaak be in when i come back refreshed? ripe for destruction!.”

Laak, who has a track record of staying awake, was using all his skills and ended up winning $160,000 after playing amost the entire game.

However he could have earned more if not for an uncharacteristic slip up when he mucked the best hand against Andy Mosely and lost a €60,000 pot.

Luke “@__fullflush1__” Schwartz put it as only he can, “never seen any poker player run as good as mosely the 1st time he’s been outdrawn in a pot since 2009 and donkabomber mucks the winner.”