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Paddy Power Poker Irish Open 2009 Winner Christer Johansson

Christer Johansson has won the Paddy Power Poker Irish Open, winning first prize of €600k.  The 39 year old Swede is a well known online cash game specialist who plays under the handle sendmemore.  Christer Johansson triumphed over a professional heavy field of 700 players, including well known stars like Dan Harrington, Jamie Gold, Phil Laak, Marty Smyth, Ciaran O Leary and Neil Channing.

TV presenter and former model Kara Scott finished in 2nd place, taking home €312k, with Andrew Pantling receiving €205k for 3rd place and Antanas Gueorguiev winning €163k for finishing 4th. Lee Brooke-Pearce (€130k), William Kassouf (€100k), Bradley Verburg (€74k), Andy Bradley (€56k) and Irishman Philip Baker (€37k) finished in 5th through 9th places respectively.

16th place finisher Marcel Koch became Paddy Power Pokers €100k Sole Survivor by outlasting more than 100 other Paddy Power Poker online qualifiers, winning a prize package worth €100k.

The tournament began on Friday April 10th and featured a total prizepool of €2240000.  The buy in for the tournament was €3,500 and 72 players made the money.  A live webcast and comprehensive updates were available throughout the weekend on the official Irish Open 2009 blog, with the tournament scheduled for broadcast on TG4 (Ireland) and ITV4 (UK) during May and June.

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