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Welcome back for another installment of This Week in Tournament Poker. This week we’ll be recapping four events that took place across the globe: the Irish Poker Festival, the Spanish Poker Tour Valencia, the Heartland Poker Tour – Quapaw, and the Unibet Open Valencia. Irish Poker Festival

The Irish Poker Festival took place in Killarney, Ireland, at the Irish National Events Centre. The Main Event saw 633 players come out and generated a prize pool worth €316,500. The winner was Lars Torngren from England, who took home €75,000.

Buy-inEntriesPrize Pool
€500 + €50633€316,500
1Lars Torngren€75,000
2Paul Lucey€50,000
3Barry McGleenon€35,000
4Jonathon Kalmar€20,000
5Richard Connolly€15,000
6Paul Vermiglio€12,500
7Mark Coyne€10,000
8Brian Murphy€8,000
9Allen McClean€6,000
10Valerie McGrath€4,250

Spanish Poker Tour Valencia

Next up we have one of two stops in Valencia, Spain for the Spanish Poker Tour. This €1,000 buy-in Main Event attracted 195 entries and created a prize pool worth €185,280. Koen Berndsen emerged the winner and took home €58,200 after defeating Rene Van Damme heads-up.

Buy-inEntriesPrize Pool
€1,000 + €100195€185,280
1Koen Berndsen€58,200
2Rene Van Damme€34,500
3Tim van der Wert€18,540
4Leonard Truche€13,740
5Emeric Marcia€11,100
6Pascual Ogilvie€9,240
7Guillem Usero€7,440
8Javier Molina€5,580
9Pier Luca Salassa€3,720

Heartland Poker Tour - Quapaw

Taking things back to the United States, the Heartland Poker Tour concluded an event in Quapaw, Oklahoma, that saw Jason Fennell conquer a field of 330 players to walk away $100,017 richer.

Buy-inEntriesPrize Pool
$1,000 + $100330$308,125
1Jason Fennell$100,017
2Bryan Kim$46,219
3Shane Carey$27,731
4Pete McBride$21,569
5Warren Sharp$18,488
6Jackman Hy$15,406

Unibet Open Valencia

Heading back to Spain, the Unibet Open Valencia concluded with Thomas Thang walking away the winner of the €1,500 Main Event. He earned €138,080 for his finish and conquered a final table that included Bulgarian Atanas Gueorguiev. Three hundred and sixty-one players came out for this event and generated a big prize pool of €541,500.

Buy-inEntriesPrize Pool
€1,500 + €150361€541,500
1Thomas Thang€138,080
2Andreas Hofmann€89,350
3Jose Sanchez€59,560
4Atanas Gueorguiev€43,320
5Andrei Grigoras€33,840
6Yoni Houri€23,010
7Michael Schurpf€17,060
8Tim van de Riet€12,180
9Jose Melia€9,750
10Andre Joranger€7,310

Notable Finishes: Rudy Blondeau (19th - €3,380)

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