2011 Irish Open Won by Native Niall Smyth

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Apr/26/2011
Niall Smyth Irish Open

Niall Smyth is keeping the Irish Open poker title at home after the Irishman beat out Surinder Sunar.

Smyth, a Paddy Power qualifier, takes home €550,000 as a result.  He beat out 615 other entrants.

"Unbelievable. I just can't believe it," Smyth said.

"It started when I put €10 each way on the winner of the English Grand National, I won €200 and now I have €650,000. Surinder is such a great player, my support has been fantastic, and here I am!"

Smyth had three previous cashes up to this point on the live poker circuit, all for relatively small amounts.  He placed 11th two years ago in the Paddy Power Open main event. 

Here's how the final table finished up:

1 Niall Smyth €550,000

2 Surinder Sunar €290,000

3 Martin Petri €180,000

4 Seamus Cahill €145,000

5 Aleksi Savela €115,000

6 Karl Rudwall €85,000

7 Rob Taylor €63,000

8 John Eames €45,000

9 Niall McCann €30,000

- Ace King, Gambling911.com

 

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