Dara O'Kearney

Nationality:
Ireland Ireland
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Last seen on: 2021 PokerStars EPT Prague

Biography

Dara O'Kearney is an Irish poker player and former ultra-runner. He is a Unibet Poker ambassador and co-host of the Chip Race podcast.

He is also co-author of poker strategy books 'Poker Satellite Strategy' and 'PKO Satellite Strategy'

Biography

O'Kearney was born in 1965. Before embarking on a poker career, he was an international ultra runner. During his athletics career he won the 2005 Tresco Marathon, the 2007 Schinnen 50k, and was the 2007 Irish 24-hour Champion.


Read More: Dara O'Kearney Talks About His Past as Marathon Runner


Poker Career

His first poker cash came in February 2008, winning the €1,500 European Deep Stack Poker Championship for €47,200. The majority of his early cashes came in small Irish poker tournaments, with brief trips to the EPT in Sanremo, Deauville and Vilamoura.

He bettered his very first cash in July 2011, coming second in the European Masters of Poker Main Event for €42,720.

In 2015, O'Kearney finished runner-up to Upeshka De Silva in Event #45: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em for $262,502. This marks the largest cash of his career.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2021 PokerStars EPT Prague
€1,100 Eureka Main Event
199th €3,150
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #86: $1,000 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold'em
9th $13,395
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #77: $1,500 Fifty Stack No-Limit Hold'em
199th $2,400
2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #28: $2,100 Bounty Championship No-Limit Hold'em
17th $9,361
2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #5: $315 Bounty No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack
193rd $638
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #75: $300 Double Stack No Limit Hold'em
400th $709
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #73: $1,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
289th $2,145
2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #4: $3,200 6-Max Championship, $3m GTD
92nd $7,950
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #52: $1,000 No Limit Hold'em
64th $3,467
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #48: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER, $5M GTD, $1M to 1st
198th $6,076
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #41: $400 COLOSSUS [Day 2], $3M GTD
652nd $1,463
2020 Irish Open Online
Event #1: €100,000 GTD 6-Max
46th €662
Moneymaker's Road to PSPC 2020 - Dublin
€175 Main Event - Road to PSPC
11th €1,440
2019 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Europe
Main Event
61st €20,000
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #84: The Closer - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
315th $2,382
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #75: $1,000+111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em
107th $4,521
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #61: COLOSSUS - $400 No-Limit Hold'em
1257th $720
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #48: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
87th $4,479
2019 Unibet Open Sinaia
€1,100 Main Event
29th €2,670
2018 Unibet Open Dublin
€1,100 Main Event
47th €2,150
2018 Caribbean Poker Party
$1,100 Finale
106th $3,000
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK
Main Event
8th £70,000
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #73: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels)
88th $1,997
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #68: $1,000 + 111 The Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em
218th $3,187
2017 Unibet Open Bucharest
Main Event
55th €2,105
2017 partypoker LIVE Grand Prix Killarney
Main Event
83rd €750
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #60: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed
432nd $2,773
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #23: THE MARATHON - $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em
137th $4,909
2016 PokerStars.es EPT Season 13 Barcelona
€5,300 Main Event
250th €8,660
2015 PokerStars EPT Season 12 Prague
€5,300 Main Event
148th €8,910
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 12 Malta
€5,300 Main Event
46th €11,840
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 12 Barcelona
€5,300 Main Event
170th €10,350
2013 PokerStars.com UKIPT Isle of Man
Main Event
39th £2,860
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 59: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
273rd $2,703
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
286th $2,347
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
181st $3,394
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #34: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
261st $2,093
2011 PokerStars.net European Poker Tour Berlin
Main Event
56th €12,500

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