When Texas Hold’em Came to Ireland - Short Documentary

Published on 24 May 2016 by Pokerlistings 526

Padraig Parkinson and Donnacha O’Dea remember the first time all the American superstars like Stu Ungar, Doyle Brunson, Amarillo Slim, Tom McEvoy, Puggy Pearson came to Dublin to play a game unknown in Europe – Texas Hold’em. Some of them didn’t have passports, players fell asleep on the toilet, money was stolen, but everyone had a great time, and a small poker club generated five WSOP finalists. See the true story about how Texas Hold’em took the rocky road to Dublin in the early 1980s.