Category Archives: Irish Winter Festival – Final day

Rok Solid – Rok Rotar Wins the 2013 PaddyPowerPoker.com Irish Winter Festival (€85,000)!

Ladies and gentlemen, after three long days in Dublin we finally have a winner! Rok Rotar, a professional sports bettor and handball player from Ljubljana, Slovenia, has taken down the Irish Winter Festival Main Event for €85,000, the lovely trophy, … Continue reading

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Samuel Welbourne Eliminated in 2nd Place (€51,500)

With the blinds up to 75k/150k, Samuel Welbourne limped in on the button but Rok Rotar min-raised to 300,000. Welbourne immediately announced all in, Rotar nodded to indicate a call, and they were on their backs. Rotar: Ad 4c Welbourne: … Continue reading

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Welbourne Back to Square One

Sam Welbourne’s recovery was short-lived – he’s now back down to little more than 2 million. Most of the damage was done on the turn of a Qs 5c Ts 4h board. Both players had checked the flop, but come … Continue reading

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Welbourne Doubles Up

After a bit of back and forth, with Samuel Welbourne still on around 2 million to Rok Rotar’s 8 million or so – the following took place. Rotar limped in on the button (by the by, blinds are now up … Continue reading

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Heads Up

We now go heads up, clock has been shortened to 30 minutes blinds now running 60,000-120,000 average stack of 5,115,000 Rok Rotar – 8,100,000 Samuel Welbourne – 2,125,000

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3rd – Paul Kristoffersson – €37,000

Chipleading coming into todays play Paul Kristoffersson and dipping in and out of that role most of the day he has just busted in 3rd place subsequently. Himself and Rok Rotar got into a raising war on a flop of 3c10s5c … Continue reading

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Joe O’Donaill Eliminated in 4th Place (€27,500)

Paul Kristoffersson opened to 225,000 under the gun and it folded over to Rok Rotar in the big blind who went all in. A quick call later, they were on their backs. Rotar: Kh JdKristoffersson: Ad 8c Board: smack! Js … Continue reading

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In the Tank

Samuel Welbourne has just scooped a pretty decent pot and in the process sent Joe O’Donaill into the tank for the guts of 5-6 minutes, catching up with the action on the flop the board reads Qh5c4h Welbourne bet 285,000 … Continue reading

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Welbourne Doubles Through Kristoffersson

After a period of not a great deal happening, this all happened terribly quickly: Paul Kristoffersson raised to 225,000 from the button, Samuel Welbourne pushed for a shade over 600,000 from the small blind and Kristoffersson called. On their backs, … Continue reading

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Double Through

Joe O’Donaill was trying to take us three handed when he called the all in of Rok Rotar, opening to 175,000 he was meet with an all in 925,000 from Rotar, flipping for a two milly stack. O’Donaill – 6h6c Rotar … Continue reading

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