partypoker screen name: PadraigParky
Poker is in Padraig’s DNA. The Hendon Mob website lists his first cash as being in February 1994, but in reality Padraig has been playing live poker much longer than that. He can’t recall the first time he played the Irish Poker Open, making an educated guess of 30 years ago, but in the past few decades the Irishman has become a stalwart of the game having played with legends such as Stu Ungar and Doyle Brunson. He hasn’t missed a day of the WSOP in 19 years and is lifelong friends with The Voice of Poker Jesse May. In fact, the duo have paired up to commentate on a number of televised partypoker events over the years.
Padraig has racked up more than $1.6 million in cashes in his poker career with the most notable being a third place finish in the 1999 WSOP Main Event for over $489,000. He also outlasted 14-time bracelet winner Phil Helmuth in series 5 of Channel 4’s Late Night Poker, picking up a cool £50,000 on his way to victory. Padraig has also played an integral role in raising more than €300,000 for the innovative fundraising organisation Poker for the Homeless.
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