The PaddyPowerPoker.com Irish Winter Festival drew the best of Irish talent and indeed a good sprinkling of international flair to the Citywest Hotel in Dublin last weekend. The all-important Irish Masters played out over three days and saw 398 players taking part in the €1,650 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event.In the early hours of this morning, it was Michael O’Sullivan who took home the top prize of €143,000 from the total prizepool of €597,000. The young student beat Michael Murphy heads-up when his A-K dominated Murphy’s pocket jacks with an ace on the river.Murphy took home €88,500 for his second place finish.The final table payouts were:1st — Michael O’Sullivan (€143,000)2nd — Michael Murphy (€88,500)3rd — Gary Mealy (€55,300)4th — Matej Kokalj (€44,800)5th — Igor Kurganov (€35,900)6th — Stephen Devlin (€28,400)7th — Paul Dooley (€22,400)8th — Graham Masters (€17,900)9th — John Cassidy (€13,500)The seventh place finisher was also the IWF Sole Survivor . Paul Dooley [pictured top right] outlasted 61 other PaddyPowerPoker.com online qualifiers and became the new owner of a package worth €20,000.Live streaming and extensive updates were available throughout the weekend on the Irish Winter Festival blog. Further information and side event results can currently be found on the blog also.
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