In addition to Furlong, two other Irish players were at the 1999 WSOP Final Table including Padraig Parkinson and George Mc Keever –not to mention a 14 place finish by Mickey Finn.
He’s won four World Series bracelets, two WPT titles, and many more events that have made him the 2nd highest live tournament winner of all time - with over ,000,000 in career earnings.
According to Irish Historians, it was a man named Terry Rogers who brought No Limit Holdem to Ireland in the 1980’s after seeing it played during a trip to Las Vegas.
Rogers formed The Eccentrics Club, which was a small group of top Irish poker players who would later take the poker world by storm in the 90’s, culminating with the 1999 WSOP win by Furlong.
I'd write these plays and I'd make everybody be in them. I guess because we grew up way, way out in the country and we never had any neighbors.
Once, I had this idea that we'd put all the beds on top of one another so there would be only one bed, but it would be a really big, tall bed.