All Posts By Dara O'Kearney

Ladies and Oldies Shine in Galway

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Women take center stage For as long as I’ve been playing poker, Galway has hosted the first major live stop every year. First there was the IPC, then the UKIPT (the very first UKIPT was held here), and more recently the IPT, all the brain children of Fintan Gavin. This year was no different, with ...

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A Tribute to Poker’s Mark Dalimore – One of a Kind

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The first meeting Newcastle, 2008. I’m watching the conclusion of a Grosvenor UK Poker Tour with a larger-than-life Englishman I just met called Mark who bust in fourth. He’s whispering his reads in real-time as each card is dealt: “The big blind has flopped a pair, probably middle pair. The other guy has a draw. The ...

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