Ireland – The Monk, known by his real name Andy Black, has today won 1st prize at the Dublin Poker Festival, scooping almost twenty-thousand Euro in prize money.
The Dublin Poker Festival, founded eight years ago in 2012, is an annual festival of poker that takes place over a two week period and was created to combine tournaments; European Deepstack Poker Championship and Amateur Championship Of Poker.
Black topped the final table of the Amateur Championship Of Poker Main Event, hosted by D4 Events and the Bonnington Hotel.
The total prize pool was over 123k Euro, created by over 600 players and shared between the top 79 finishing poker players.
Despite Andy Black being a professional poker player, he entered the amateur championship due to it being an open event and featuring an attractive prize pool.
Black is currently 54 years old and has won almost four and a half million Euro in live tournament winnings, half of which has been won at World Series of Poker events.
Following latter stage eliminations of Kurt Suarez, Charlie Porter and Andrew Doona, the top three players guaranteed a finish prize of 15k Euro; Igor Matias, Sean Foley and The Monk.
The Dublin Poker Festival continues with players from across Europe visiting the capital of the Republic of Ireland. The event states its aim ‘is to encourage players to have some fun both on and off the tables’ and that it offers ‘players the look and experience of a big buy-in festival’ that brings players back year on year.
The venue will be live streaming the European Deepstack Poker Championship event and fans can watch online and on mobile.