'Action Dan' Harrington Returns to Paddypowerpoker.com Irish Open

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1995 WSOP Main Event winner is 3rd former world champion to register for tournament

paddypowerpoker.com today announces that 'Action Dan' Harrington returns to Ireland to take part in the Irish Open 2009. The 1995 WSOP* Main Event champion last played in the Irish Open in 2007 and is the 3rd former world champion (alongside Jamie Gold and Noel Furlong) to register for this year's tournament.

Dan Harrington is one of the world's most successful tournament players, holding two WSOP bracelets and one of only five players who have won both a WSOP Main Event and a World Poker Tour title. He made the final table of the WSOP Main Event in consecutive years (2003 and 2004), a feat widely heralded as one of the most impressive in poker history. His live tournament winnings exceed $6,500,000.

He has co-authored some of the poker world's most celebrated strategy books and is a successful businessman away from the tables.

Note to editors: Full details of the Irish Open 2009 and online qualifier details can be found at: http://www.irishpokeropen.com/. Poker betting markets can be found at paddypower.com. Please click on poker on the left hand side of the page.

*World Series of Poker and WSOP are trademarks of Harrah's License Company, LLC ("Harrah's"). Harrah's does not sponsor or endorse, and is not associated or affiliated with, paddypowerpoker.com or its products, services, promotions or tournaments.

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