Starts off 2009 in Style - 6th January 2008
(Credit: InfoPowa News)
Irish Poker Championship crown
makes a great start to the year
6, 2009 (InfoPowa News) -- Rory Rees Brennan survived
an entry field of 255 players, many of them top
names in the game, over the weekend to carry off
the €160,000 main prize in the first of this
year's major live poker tournaments, the Party
Poker Irish Poker Championship.
Brennan saw off heads up opponent Chris Dowling
to take the title after a two-and-a-half-hour
finale, leaving him with a €90,000 second
Held at the Radisson in Galway, the €3,000
buy-in event attracted players of the caliber
of Mike Sexton, Kenna James, Marty Smyth, and
last year's champ Jude Ainsworth -- all vying
for a slice of the €464,000 prize pool.
Brennan survived a final table headed by Ben Vinson
with the chip lead that included Peter Murphy,
Derek Murray, David Curtis, Krzysztof Gwvszko,
Rory Liffey, David Poole, and Chris Dowling.