GGPoker Masters: After the Fact

Hi all,

Thanks to those of you who made the trip this past weekend, said hello at the desk or wore a hat or a patch. We appreciate the support, both at the event in the weeks prior – you’re all GGPoker Masters to us.

The event was live-blogged for our Facebook page, where you can read the real-time updates, along with checking out the three photo albums. Take a look, tag anyone who might not have seen themselves looking hot in HD and let us know what you thought of the event. Seems like the structure was popular, general good feeling abounds and we’re very happy with the event, and our plan is that the next one is gonna be even bigger.

Congratulations to all our winners, those from GGPoker directly or further afield.


Inner Winner Circle

Master Blaster might have first dibs on Thunderdome, but Ivan Tononi was this weekend’s Master. Italian by birthright, Ivan took a page from his ancestors book and arrived with a conquering spirit. With flatcap firmly perched on his head, Ivan very much looked the part as he cashed the event for $15,615 and won the one-of-a-kind Masters trophy – a great win.

I am Iron Man

Sunday was far from a Black Sabbath, with several players taking large cashes, including George Sandford, 2nd in the event itself, winner of our Iron Man last-longer competition prize of a $1,500 GGPoker tournament package. He doesn’t have railguns hands, rocket shoes, an iron exterior or membership to the Avengers, but he does have the skills to pay the bills.

Luis Henrique, third in the event, was also part of the Iron Man competition, and a great battle was fought between the two to decide supremacy, with George Sanford emerging triumphant, but Luis none the worse for wear with his excellent finish.

GGPoker Massive represent

Four GGPoker qualifiers made the final table, an amazing turnout for the parish and a great exhibition of the highly-skilled players the frequent our tables. Find the fish and there find the sharks! Massive props and shout outs to those players also; Annette O’Carroll (7th place) and Chris Glover (8th place).

Great to see some of Irish poker’s most legendary faces there in attendance – some of them repping their own GGPoker hats and merchandise.

A huge thanks also to Brian, Nick and all the team at IPS who were instrumental in the event’s success, plus all the staff out at the CityNorth hotel who catered to our every need, and some tasty grub served besides. Maybe less fire alarms next time, but no promises 🙂

One last special thanks to select members of our Discord crew, UPAY4DINNER and Twosneverlose, both of whom will be making waves in the Twitch ocean throughout 2019, and Scrimitzu and ShroomTheRiver of Team GGPoker who made the long trip out from overseas to attend the event and stake their claim for the cash.


Still basking in the glory of this weekend’s win, our winners are still sipping pina coladas and rearing for the next one, but that’s not all from our end! If you played any GGPoker online Day 1 or registered directly into one of the live flights and grabbed one of our promo cards, you are eligible to grab a ticket into an upcoming GGPoker Masters freeroll, a generous bookend to a weekend of great poker action. If you missed this one, the next one is a must-attend event.

We’ll see you there,