sabato 4 novembre 2017

Scottish poker pro continues hot streak at WSOPE

The first high roller event at the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe was a star-studded affair, featuring some of the world's most recognizable poker faces. There were former world champs, November Niners, bracelet winners galore, and someone in the field (usually more than one someone) held virtually every major tournament poker accomplishment. After a long, hard-fought final table that lasted about five hours, it was Niall Farrell holding all the chips when the dust settled. He bested a field of 113 entries to earn his first WSOP bracelet and €745,287.

This victory offers vindication for Farrell, who had come achingly close to a bracelet before. At the 2016 WSOP, he finished runner up in the $1,500 Shootout event. And a little more than a week later he made the final table of the $111,111 High Roller for One Drop, but again fell short. But now he counts himself among the club of WSOP bracelet winners, among his numerous other poker accomplishments. He said, "I feel fantastic. It's so nice to finally get over the line especially after losing heads-up twice. Especially in a field like this, it's pretty prestigious."

Farrell had a strong contingent of friends and supporters on the rail, including many of his countrymen. When the last river card was dealt, they erupted in celebration. But for Farrell, their presence was important throughout the tournament. "It's always good to have support behind you, people who want you to do well. It's easy as a poker player to not want to do well, feeling semi-entitled to stuff. But having boys on the rail pure rooting for you is just amazing".

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