Padraig Parkinson

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Padraig Parkinson
Residence Dublin, Ireland
Born Galway, Ireland
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) None
Money finish(es) 8
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
3rd, 1999
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 6
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 1
Information accurate as of 31 January 2010.

Padraig Parkinson (born in Galway)[1] is an Irish professional poker player. He is chiefly recognised as the grand final winner of Late Night Poker series 5 (where he defeated Korosh Nejad) and as the third-place finisher of the 1999 World Series of Poker, where he lost to fellow countryman Noel Furlong.

Originally, Parkinson refused to play in Late Night Poker, as he did not wish to have his cards shown to the audience. His mood changed when money was added to the prize pool, and sponsorship also became a factor. In his heat, he was actually the favourite with 2/1 odds against series 3 champion Phil Hellmuth's 5/2 odds. Despite this, Parkinson bet on Ken Lennaárd (who finished 2nd) at 6/1. Despite the fact that Hellmuth admitted he could see Parkinson's cards during the heat, Parkinson went on to win.

Parkinson still plays numerous tournaments and has money finishes in both the World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour. In December 2009 he was the winner of the inaugural event of the United Kingdom & Ireland Poker Tour in his home town of Galway for €125,000.[1] He also finds time to commentate on poker events including the Poker Nations Cup and the PartyPoker.com Football & Poker Legends Cup. He has been voted into the Irish Hall Of Fame,captained Ireland to victory in Poker Nations Cup(Europe) and in 2013 won WPT PLO event in Paris winning 77,000

As of 2010, his total live tournament winnings exceed $1,610,000.[2] His 8 cashes at the WSOP account for $780,031 of those winnings.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Padraig Parkinson Wins UKIPT Galway". PokerListings.com. 15 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Padraig Parkinson Hendon Mob tournament results
  3. ^ World Series of Poker Earnings, worldseriesofpoker.com

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