PokerNews flash! Bunking off school can have its rewards.
Just like jailbird son Ronnie O’Sullivan, who no doubt missed a few classes here and there in order to work on his screw back, Limerick man Paul Carr most likely forsook a bit of study in favour of mastering his poker face. And good for him.
Carr, 30, from Moyross, Co Limerick, came second in the Paddy Power Irish Open poker title at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin last week. At one point, he was just one card away from winning the title, but still scooped €312,600 as the runner-up.
And he’s not going to flutter the winnings away either. Coming from one of the poorest estates in the country, Carr said he will spend his winnings on a new house.
The No Limit Texas hold ‘em tourmanent was won by 20-year old Londoner James Mitchell.