Alan Smurfit

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Alan Smurfit
Alan Smurfit.jpg
Residence Miami, Florida
Born c. 1943 (age 74–75)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 1
Money finish(es) 2
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
None
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 1
Money finish(es) 6
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 1
Money finish(es) 3

Alan Smurfit (born c. 1943) is an Irish retiree who won a World Series of Poker bracelet in his first ever World Series of Poker (WSOP) event, the 2007 $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha event.

Although Smurfit was a newcomer to the WSOP, he had been playing tournament poker for many years, with an early televised appearance in The Gaming Club World Poker Championship in 2004. He has also made several money finishes in the World Poker Tour, including the TV bubble finish for season 4's Mirage Poker Showdown, and winning the Palm Beach CelebPoker Classic 2005 event. When the final table of his WSOP victory began, Smurfit was in last place with only $95,000 in chips. His closest competitor had 10 times that amount. The last table lasted over nine hours, but the heads up play was one of the longest in WSOP history lasting 167 hands.[1]

His brother, Sir Michael Smurfit, KBE, owns the K-Club. As of 2008, his live tournament winnings exceed $1,000,000.

World Series of Poker bracelets[edit]

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2007 $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha w/rebuys $464,867

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dalla, Nollan. Alan Smurfit: 2007 WSOP – Event 33 ($1,500 PLO w/Reb) Winner Profile World Series of Poker Accessed 7/27/07

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