The Irish poker legend Padraig Parkinson is one of the most popular players as he has a lot of achievements in the poker world about which he usually enjoys telling tales about. Parkinson is known for his stories about his exploits around the world.
Partypoker has added another great acquisition to its growing list of professional players and ambassadors by adding Parkinon.
Born in Galway, Ireland, Parkinson will represent the brand in Ireland.
Regaling and entertaining the masses aside, Parkinson is a successful poker player who has almost $1.8 million in live tournament winnings and is also a dab hand at cash games, particularly pot-limit Omaha. Some of Parkinson’s best poker tournament achievements include:
Winning the fifth series of the famous Late Night Poker
Winning the inaugural UKIPT Galway Main Event for €103,500
Finishing third in the 1999 World Series of Poker Main Event
Finishing third in a $1,500 no-limit hold’em event at the 2006 WSOP
One of Parkinson’s first role as a Partypoker ambassador is to be the face of the upcoming Grand Prix Cork, a €340 buy-in tournament set to take place between Feb. 23-26 at the Macau Sporting Club in Cork, Ireland. After the Grand Prix, Parkinson heads to ‘Dusk till Dawn’ for the latter stages of the £6 million guaranteed MILLIONS event before returning to the Emerald Isle to tour the Irish poker circuit during the rest of 2017.
Group Head of Partypoker Tom Waters said on Parkinson’s addition to the team, saying: “It is a pleasure to have Padraig join the partypoker team as an ambassador and we are delighted to have such a highly regarded and well-known professional representing us in the Irish market.”
“I am proud to join the Partypoker team of ambassadors and am extremely excited about the live opportunities that Partypoker LIVE will bring to Ireland in 2017. With the support of Partypoker I look forward to continuing my work to grow the Irish poker community,” Parkinson was quoted as saying on the Partypoker blog.
Parkinson joins Sam Trickett, Patrick Leonard, Natalia Breviglieri, Beata Jambrik, Roberto Romanello, Tony Dunst, Mike Sexton, Jackie Glazier, Joao Simao, Jan-Peter Jachtmann, Boris Becker and Carl Froch in sporting the Partypoker patch.
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