PokerCast Episode 217 - Irish Open Special with Padraig Parkinson
Live from the Burlington Hotel & the 2012 Irish Open - The PokerCast crew have invaded Dublin and the Burlington Hotel, home of the 2012 Irish Open, Europe’s most prestigious and longest-running poker festival. Mike and Adam get things started by re-capping their week in Dublin leading up to the Main Event and can't resist sharing their bust-out stories with the listeners. The guys were lucky enough to track down Poker 888 pro and Irish Poker legend Padraig Parkinson. Padraig was kind enough to sit down for almost an hour and share a ton of great stories including the origins of the historic Irish Open. In the third segment they managed to slap a head-set on multi-table tournament legend and friend of the show Shaun Deeb to catch up his poker play and get a quick Grandma Deeb story. In forum static the guys cover a wide array of topics including the latest Comedy Madness contest, the latest rumours in the Full Tilt Poker saga and of course give away the password for the April 15th Poker Stars VIP Club Invitational for PokerCast listeners. Discuss this Pokercast on the 2+2 Forums
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Padraig Parkinson is an one of Ireland’s most famous professional poker players. Padraig finished third in the 1999 WSOP Main Event and won Late Night Poker series 5. In December of 2009 he won the inaugural event of the UKIPT in his home town of Galway for €125,000. Padriag is a prolific poker television commentator and has total live tournament winnings exceed $1.7M, including 17 WSOP cashes. Learn more about Padraig Parkinson
Shaun Deeb is a professional poker player from Troy, NY currently living in Las Vegas. Deeb launched his online tournament career from a single deposit of $30, which he parlayed into $33,000 in two weeks.
Deeb rose to internet poker fame and was known for the incredible multi-table tournament volume he could put in, as well as his ability to multi-tabling 30+ tournaments at one time. In addition to his multi-tabling prowess, Deeb was lauded for his ability to take a nightly $5 re-buy tournament as serious as he would a tournament with exponentially larger buy in. After dominating the online tournament scene for years, Shaun has now set his sights on playing in the largest live poker games in the world.Learn more about Shaun Deeb