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Winner of the Irish Open Spreads the Wealth.

8/5/2006
The recent winner of the paddypowerpoker.com Irish Open, which had a guaranteed €1 million jackpot, Vincent Melinn announced that he struck gold twice with a €250 online each way bet on himself, at 150-1, which earned him a further €47,000 from Paddy Power.

After the remarkable streak of good fortune that Vincent experienced to win the poker tournament, Vincent then revealed that he presented the English professional poker player Rumit Somaiya a share of his winnings if he trained him for the final stages of the of the tournament.

Vincent admitted that Rumit has a lot more tournament experience than him so Vincent asked if, in return for a share of his bet, he would give him some advice on how to tackle the late stages of the tournament.

Vincent Melinn added “Winning for me was definitely not about the money, I wanted the title and Rumit's advice helped see me through. I wrote him a cheque for €18,000 the day after the tournament ended.”

Vincent admitted that he usually only plays online and had played in just one live tournament before, the World Series of Poker main event.
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