World Cup of Poker: Team Ireland's luckysod and ROONEY_DIVES

It's now just one day until the World Cup of Poker Finals get started in Barcleona. As we prepare to begin our coverage from the European Poker Tour event in the same city, here's an introduction to two more World Cup finalists: Team Ireland's luckysod and ROONEY_DIVES.


I'm a 38 year old computer engineer. Originally from Dublin but living for last 10 years in the Cork. I've been playing poker all my life but only for the last four or five years seriously. I made the Ireland team last year for the World Cup of Poker competition but we failed to make the money.
Hopefully this year we'll have a better showing. My best result online money wise is a $6,500 second place in a $100 freeze out a few weeks ago. My best place in a tourney was a 1st place in a $10 deepstacks a while back with 1700 runners. I was very happy to get through that field. I don't play the Sunday Million very often, but I did manage a top 50 finish a while back.


I'm 24 years old. I haven't played much poker in 2007 for various reasons. I enjoy the usual stuff--watching sports, movies, and poker. I've been playing about six years in total, early days just play money or for fun. So far, my biggest achievements have been winning the $10 rebuy a few times on PokerStars, the biggest one be an $11,000 win. I have also won the weekly TLB twice. I'm looking forward to going back to Barcelona and playing on tv again! Many thanks to PokerStars for organizing such a good tournament.

Brad Willis
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