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Ireland Wins European Nations Cup

Irish Team Tops 14-Strong International Poker Federation Match Poker Tournament

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Ireland has won the European Nations Cup event held last weekend in Cyprus.

The team, captained by Padraig Parkinson, battled against teams from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Estonia, France, Hungary, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Serbia, and Cyprus for the International Federation of Poker run event.

They now qualify, along with Russia, Spain, the UK, Estonia and Cyprus for the IFP Nations Cup 2013 final which will be held towards the end of the year.

IFP Board and founder member Patrick Nally, said, “Organising an international competition is always a challenge for the host and recent events in Cyprus have made it even more so.”

“The fact that we are here today is testament to all the hard work and support of our friends in Cyprus and I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of IFP, to express our sincere gratitude to the Mayor of Paphos and the Cyprus Poker Association. We are proud to work alongside you to present the first IFP European Nations Cup in Match Poker and to promote poker as a mind sport and game of strategic skill.”