Check the results from any Irish Open Main Event and the truly international nature of this one-of-a-kind festival is immediately obvious. The links between Canada and the US especially and the Irish Open are longstanding, and the American influence harks all the way back to 1984, when a group of around 25 Americans travelled to Ireland to play the tournament at Killiney Castle. The group included the reigning World Series of Poker champion Tom McEvoy as well as two times World Champion Stu Ungar, Chip Reese and Doyle Brunson.
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International tournament poker took to Ireland (and vice versa) in a way that proved absolutely indissoluble and here we are in 2023, celebrating the (extremely competitive) bond between European and North American frenemies.
Live coverage of the Americas Cup starts at 2pm local time. Late registration is open for the first eight 30-minute levels.