March 02, 2011 02:55 ET

Aidan Cullinane Wins Western Open

EUR340 Buy In Event Smashes Guaranteed Prize Pool As Overnight Chip Leaders Among Those Who Score Big In West Of Ireland

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - March 2, 2011) -

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Aidan Cullinane has won the Western Open which took place at the Breaffy House Resort in Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland from February 25 to February 27, 2011.

Cullinane took down €16,000 for his first place finish in the €300 + €40 buy in main event which attracted 235 players creating a prize pool of €70,500 which smashed the €40,000 guarantee.

The tournament ended in a three way all in hand in which Cullinane knocked out local man Andy Morris and Roscommon's Tom Gallagher in one fell swoop. After three day's hard play, Aiden's Ad 9h was the winning hand when he caught a 9 on the flop.

Cullinane said after his victory, "A-9 was the favourite hand of my friend who recently passed. It served me well today so maybe it was destiny that I won!

In a unique twist to traditional prize pool payout structures, the tournament awarded five percent of the prize pool to each of the day one and day two end of day chip leaders with the remaining 90 percent shared out in the usual way.

The winners were Vincent McNamee and Aonghus Farell both of whom received €3,500 for their efforts on day 1 and day 2 respectively.

The final table payouts were:

  1. Aidan Cullinane - €16000
  2. Andy Morris - €11,000
  3. Tom Gallagher - €9,500
  4. Chris Commons - €6,500
  5. Nicky Power - €3,000
  6. Vincent McNamee - €2,000
  7. Aonghus Farrell - €1,700
  8. Chris Commons - €1,400
  9. Brian "Colcannon" Lannon - €1,200

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