The poker pitch can pose a challenging, but yet a highly lucrative platform for avid gamblers to cement their reputation and also enlarge their bankroll.
Though not every player will enter the vortex of tough betting to win, there are players who raise eye brows whenever they are spotted on the table. Marty Smyth from Northern Ireland has formidable accomplishments in the Irish Poker Open Championship in 2007 and the Poker Million in 2008. This did not stop him from advancing further as he went ahead to win the 2008 $10,000 pot-limit Omaha World’s Championship.
A keen look at his enviable resume will intimate he has a global winning disposition and his presence at the casinos attracts attention.
At the Irish Poker Open, Smyth placed seventh in 2002 and sixth in 2003. He played in the 2006 tournament to place 15th and also won the European poker event €3,300 Buy-In, Dublin where he ousted Roland de Wolfe midst a heads-up battle.
In the Poker Million Event #5, England in 2006, he emerged sixth to rake in $100,000 first prize. He played again in the same event with incremental winnings, first placing 2nd for $500,000 in 2007 and brought the final table down in 2008 to grasp the 1$ million first prize. In the World Series of Poker circuits, his most notable participation came in the $10,000 pot-limit Omaha World Championship where he clinched a bracelet alongside $859,532.
In 2009 hitherto, his overall live tournament earnings were above $3,700,000 with his twin cashes contributing a whacking $863,382 of the total earnings. Smyth has managed to catapult himself to the apex of the poker industry when viewed through the context of his country. Undoubtedly, he is inclined to squeeze out additional winnings and add more accolades to his medal case if he plays again.