John O’Boyle Wins Liam Flood Memorial at Irish Poker Open8 months ago
The Irish Open being held in Dublin this week included many excellent and hard-fought tournaments, but one in particular was very special – the Liam Flood Memorial, in memory of the Irish Open’s founder, Gentleman Liam Flood, and it produced a worthy victor in John O’Boyle…
Flood had his own very successful poker and bookmaking career, winning the Irish Poker Open in both 1990 and 1996, with the European poker champion title added a year later in 1997.
With more than $1.1million in career tournament earnings, Flood won the partypoker European Open in 2007, and by this time had already been the man behind the Irish Poker Open after close friend Terry Rogers passed away in 1999 – Flood himself passing away in 2014 at the age of 71.
This week’s memorial event was a 6-max turbo NLHE tournament, with a buy-in of €250, which attracted 165 entries.
The title came down to a heads-up battle between O’Boyle and Greek player Helder Pinho, the Irishman’s previous 31 cashes almost all courtesy of his home cardroom at the Fitzwilliam Card Club.
The local man prevailed and the Liam Flood Memorial had a worthy winner, O’Boyle securing a €9,070.
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