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APPT: 25-year-old Irishman wins half a million dollars

Tags: appt, Dermot Blain, pokerstars.
Posted on 31 August 2009 by "T".

Dermot Blain, a 25-year-old ex-sales manager from Ireland, won PokerStars third season main event of APPT Macau. He won his entry to the tournament by playing a PokerStars Macau satellite. When he had made it to the final table he was in 7th place with just 507,000 chips. At this time no one thought he would stay in the tournament for long. The turnaround for Blain came when he eliminated the start of the day chip leader with A-K vs A-Q.

When the table was down to heads-up, it only took Blain 4 hands to knockout his final opponent Mike Kim. Mike Kim, went all-in preflop with T-9 and got called by Blain who had K-T. The board ran cold for both players and Blain's King kicker gave him the win and $541,000. Mike Kim, received 385,000 for his second place.


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11 comments on "APPT: 25-year-old Irishman wins half a million dollars"

 paldcs31/08/2009 10:50:19 GMT
a 25-year-old ex-sales manager

ex because he quit his job afterwards ?
 B1gfoot31/08/2009 13:18:27 GMT
Not bad for $20, whats the ROI on that lol.
 KG197531/08/2009 15:01:06 GMT
Up the Irish! Thumbs Up Cool
 Fogman31/08/2009 15:13:04 GMT
Not a bad payday for him Big Smile
 fireshield31/08/2009 18:22:19 GMT
of course he will quit his job... who wouldnt?
 ih8usukouts01/09/2009 09:44:03 GMT
Good job for him, hell I would be an ex employee too. lol
 SuperNoob01/09/2009 11:26:43 GMT
well thats a very good achievement for ex sales manager converting 20$ to 541,000 $. surely he doesn't need his job now and nice decision to quit his job lol
 Fakiry01/09/2009 15:33:25 GMT
Very nice two hands that gave him the victory. Most of the times i run with high cards against high cards, the comunity has always been fair giving victory to the highest. But i never won half a million dollars for that Big Smile maybe one day...
 rednatic12/09/2009 04:56:34 GMT
i can't imaging how happy i would be when its my turn =) i know 1 day it will be my turn muahahaha
 dozn0112/09/2009 12:04:18 GMT
he looks like that bloke from big cook little cook on that ceebbees children channel (smalls) lol


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