After four days of nail biting action and curiosity, the winner of the Irish Poker Open for the year has emerged. Player Ioannis Triantafyllakis from Greece won the title and a prize money of €12,000 along with the trophy. At the final level, he was up against Kevin Killeen who had won the UKIPT Dublin with a prize money f €87,700.
Triantafyllakis is an almost completely unknown name in the world of international Poker. His biggest recoded win till date, before the Irish Open title, was the eight place in the 2013 Eureka Bulgaria €200 No-Limit Hold’em Win the Button Turbo championship where he had won €480.
Triantafyllakis wins more than Poker title
Triantafyllakis got really lucky at the Open. He applied for the tournament online and qualified. He first won the tournament to claim the trophy and the €12,000 prize money. His total winning check was an amazing €197,500. But that is not all. He also won the PaddyPower Poker Sole Survivor award, for outlasting all the 107 other participants who qualified online for the tournament. This award came with its own prize money, a hefty sum of €50,000. This took his total earnings from the tournament to way over €200,000.
He says he is really happy about the win and the PaddyPower award, which came as a surprise for him.
About Irish Poker Open
Other than the World Poker Championships, the Irish Poker Open is the longest standing Poker tournament in the world. It is also the longest running Poker event in all of Europe. It is a prestigious event, with winners rising up as Poker players on the international Poker scene. The 2015 Open went on for four days, with six side events, along with the main live Poker tournament, one of which was the Liam Flood Memorial Tournament.