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Boylepoker unveils new sponsored pro

29 November 2010

DUBLIN, Ireland -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- recruited its latest sponsored poker player at the weekend after Richard Campbell won the Be Our Sponsored Pro competition run by the site.

After qualifying online, the plasterer from Ardee, Louth took down the nine-handed live, single table tournament final table held in Galway, Ireland on Saturday winning a $10,000 sponsorship package to join the ranks of Marty Smyth, Nicky Power, and John O'Shea as pros.

In a dramatic conclusion to Be Our Sponsored Pro, Campbell beat Danny Guiney heads up despite Guiney arriving late while his 8,000 starting stack was being blinded away – he missed a flight from Waterford and only made the event after play was underway when fellow Waterford resident and pro Nicky Power drove him to Galway.

Play started at 50/100 and each player - Kevin Douglas, Richard Barnes, Cal McCarthy, Peter Higgins, Paul Corrway, Pat Halpin, Ross Walsh, Guiney and Campbell - started with an 8,000 chip stack.

Guiney and Campbell got heads up with 31,900 and 40,900 chips respectively and the blinds at 1,000/2,000 but the deciding hand came after only twenty minutes when Guiney moved all in with 10h 9s before getting called by Campbell who held Kh10s.

The flop thrust Guiney into the lead when it fell 9h 8s 5c. The Qd fell on the turn to keep him there but a Ks on the river vaulted Campbell – who has been playing poker for less than four years with his previous biggest cash being €1,000 - to his $10,000 Be Our Sponsored Pro payday.

Guiney received a Western Open ticket worth €340 for his valiant efforts to reach Galway.

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