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David Lappin: The Problem With William Kassouf

David Lappin: The Problem With William Kassouf

VSO News writer David Lappin has a thing or two to say about William Kassouf after playing with the controversial pro poker player at the Irish Poker Open. [Image: Party Poker Live – Irish Poker Open] Friends and enemies

Last weekend’s Irish Poker Open was a phenomenal event, organized and run brilliantly by JP McCann, Paul O’Reilly, and his team.

The record-field Main Event was won by Steve O’Dwyer who took no prisoners, knocking out every single player on the final table. I made three semi-deep runs, cashing the 6-max championship event and the Main Event before bubbling the Mystery Bounty. Add to that a small win in the action-packed cash games and it amounted to a break-even week for me but I was happy to see some of my friends among the winners.

Dan Wilson came fifth in the Main Event. Daragh Davey, Marc MacDonnell, and Dermot Blain made deep runs, all busting on Day 3. Nick Newport final tabled the Mystery Bounty. Michael Dwyer final tabled the 6-max. Jamie Nixon and Dominik Nitsche got second and fourth respectively in the €2000 ($2,169) High Roller. Ian Simpson cashed the €5000 ($5,423) High Roller, the JP Masters, and the Mini-Main. Padraig O’Neill won a tidy sum in the big televised cash game.

It was also a successful week for my new poker enemy too. Alex Kulev was the biggest winner in the televised cash game. He also ran deep in the Main Event (after knocking me out with the very disrespectful 96 offsuit) whilst playing online poker on his laptop. The outcome? Kulev eliminated me deep in the World Series of Poker Closer last year and pipped me for Irish Global Poker Index Player of the Year. Ok, fine he didn’t pip me. My Irish-Bulgarian nemesis ROFL-stomped me and to use his words: “I chose to be Irish last year because you didn’t deserve it.” Shots fired in the commentary booth

The Irish Poker Open is very special to me and so, when possible, I try to do some commentary at the event. My second bullet bust-out came at the […]

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