Dara O'Kearney Wins Green Joker Poker European Deep Stack Poker Championship

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Local Talent Triumphs Over International Line-Up.

The Green Joker Poker European Deep Stack Poker Championship was won by Irishman Dara O'Kearney at the weekend topping a field of 140 to win the title and €47,200.

A strong lineup for the €1,500 main event, which started on Feb. 6, included Poker Million champion Joe Beevers, fellow Hendon Mobster Barny Boatman, Mickey Wernick, Michael Muldoon, Conor Tate, Rory Matthews, Arnaud Mattern, and EPT Baden and GUKPT champion Julian Thew. But it was largely local talent which cashed in the event, now in its third year.

Mike Lacey of Green Joker Poker said of Kearney's win, "With nearly half the chips in play a deal was brokered after Joe Beevers was eliminated by Gary Clarke in 6th. Dara led from wire to wire -- he was the chip leader after day one and day two -- and is a very deserving champion.

"Thanks to the players who came along and made the event such a success, particularly the large contingent from overseas. The Championship continues to grow and it looks like next year we'll need a bigger venue!" The full results and payouts for the event were:

1.    Dara O'Kearney €47,200
2.    Gary Clarke €34,100
3.    Fran Egan €28,600
4.    Lloyd O'Farrell €26,700
5.    Barry Hand €23,400
6.    Joe Beevers €8000
7.    Marc McDonnell €6000
8.    Tony Baitson €4700
9.    Robbie McCormack €3900
10.    Peter Murphy €3200
11.    Graham Clarkson €3200
12.    Maurice Harmon €2500
13.    Michael Trimby €2500
14.    Don McKeown €2000

The week-long festival saw four side events completed, the winners of which were:

€500 short handed hold'em -- Peter Heslin (IRE)
€500 pot-limit Omaha -- Rory Rees (IRE)
€500 no-limit hold'em -- Ciaran Burke (IRE)
€200 no-limit hold'em -- Alex Hall (ENG)

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