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Eoghan 'Intruder123' O'Dea Captures ECOOP III Main Event Crown

Tue, Dec 9th, 2008 @ 12:00am

The European Championship of Online Poker III (ECOOP III) came to an exciting close Monday with popular Irish player Eoghan 'Intruder123' O'Dea triumphing over 1,282 other players to earn a $315,000 payday and the title of ECOOP III Main Event champion. Poker seems to smile on the O'Dea family, as Eoghan is the son of World Series of Poker bracelet holder Donnacha O'Dea (in Pot Limit Omaha).

The $1,060 buy-in tournament ran for a little over 15 hours, with the top 150 players earning a share of the $1,500,000 prizepool.

In addition to the championship title, player O'Dea also won a jewel-encrusted 18 carat gold bracelet, which was designed exclusively for the Main Event winner.

O'Dea will have the opportunity to overshadow his victory, the biggest in his career to date, when he moves under the studio lights later in the week to contest the semi-finals of the live Ladbrokes Poker Million tournament in London, England. There he will join paddypowerpoker.coms Ciaran 'Big C' O'Leary and 14 other of the world's top players vying for a $1,000,000 first prize.

'"We would like to congratulate Eoghan on his fantastic victory in the ECOOP III Main Event and wish him luck in the Poker Million later this week", said Eric Booth, Head of Poker at " players did themselves proud over the two weeks of the ECOOP festival, with numerous final table appearances, all highlighted by Eoghan capturing the biggest prize on offer!"



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