Lars Torngren is best of 632
The Irish city of Killarney hosted the third edition of the Ladbrokes Irish Poker Festival this week, attracting 632 international players, each hoping to take home the Euro 75 000 first prize.
After three days a final table was set, led by Brit player Jon Kalmer on 1,81 million and comprising Richard Connoly, Isle of Man, 360 000; Valerie McGrath, Ireland, 800 000; Lars Tornson 1.7million; Paul Lucey, Ireland, 402 000; Allen Mc Clean, Dublin, 720 000; Mark Coyne, Ireland, 1 million; Barry McGleenon, Ireland, 1.5million; Brian Murphy, Ireland, 680 000; and Paul Vermigo Kerry Ireland 564 000.
Torngren prevailed after his pocket sixes held up in a thriller of a three way all-in against two Irishmen. Paul Lucey finished second to win Euro 50,000, with fellow countryman Barry McGleenon finishing third and taking home Euro 30,000.
“I was really impressed with the structure of this event,” said Tornson after his win. “I have been playing poker for about 8 years and this is my first big tournament win so I am absolutely delighted. I am already looking forward to next year’s Ladbrokes poker festival.”