Jamie Flynn Takes Down Irish Poker Tour Killarney ME For €70,000
- Flynn won the event for €70k following a heads-up deal with Niall McAree
- McAree won an extra €10k courtesy of a Paddy Power promotion
- The Irish Poker Tour’s next stop will be at The Lady Gregory Hotel in Gort
The Irish Poker Tour completed its latest stop in Killarney with Jamie Flynn emerging as the biggest winner.
The poker pro from County Meath topped a field of 848 entries to win the No-Limit Hold’em Killarney Main Event for €70,000.
Main Event Results
The Irish Poker Tour Killarney stop culminated in the Main Event which featured a €600 buy-in. The tournament attracted 848 entries to generate €441,893 in total prize pool, smashing its €300,000 guarantee.
Some of Ireland’s top poker pros took a shot, including World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner Sean Prendiville, Paddy Power Poker ambassador Conor O’Driscol, as well as Keith Brennan, all of whom settled for an ITM finish.
Tomas Flanagan was the first to be eliminated from the final table, claiming the only four-figure payout of the final action (9th, €9,000.). Unibet Poker ambassador and co-host of the popular Chip Race podcast Dara O’Kearney busted next, finishing 8th for €11,000. He was followed to the rail by Tony Rafter (7th, €14,000) and Alan Kelleher (6th, €17,500).
WSOP Circuit ring winner Bobby Willis claimed the 5th spot, taking home €22,000. Sandro Taddie finished 4th for €28,000, while Tadhg Conway helped himself to a 3rd-place finish, walking away with €36,000.
Flynn and Niall McAree were the last two players standing, and the pair eventually agreed to a heads-up deal, leaving the title to play for. In the end, Flynn was crowned Irish Poker Tour Champion, a title that came with a €70,000 top prize.
McAree earned €63,000 for finishing 2nd in the tournament, but he received €10,000 in extra cash, courtesy of a sole survivor promotion run by Paddy Power. McAree entered the Main Event via an online qualifier on PaddyPower, making him eligible for the promo. He ultimately won the bonus after becoming the longest-lasting online qualifier.
Other Big Winners
The other big winners at the recently-concluded Irish Poker Tour Killarney series were Colm Tuite who won the €1,650 Big Omaha for €26,850, Greg King who topped the €2,000 NLHE Super High Roller for €19,725, and Gediminas Bartkus who triumphed in the €1,000 NLHE High Roller for €13,400.
The tour heads next to The Lady Gregory Hotel in Gort on October 14.