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Tuesday 21 November 2017

Queen of poker hoping to leave flush

Niamh Horan

Niamh Horan

Sultry model Kara Scott, who is taking the poker world by storm, is coming back to Ireland to repeat her legendary performance.

The stunning beauty, who raked in a massive €310,000 at last year's paddypowerpoker. com Irish Poker Open, is jetting in for this year's tournament at the Burlington hotel, Dublin, this April.

While male fans are getting hot under the collar from the Canadian beauty, the professional poker player is concentrating on a 'royal flush' of a different nature. Speaking from her home in California, the Canadian-born poker ace said she is looking forward to some more luck of the Irish.

"I played my best ever poker there last year so hopefully I can do it again. It's a lot of money to win for doing something that you love and to earn in such a short space of time, so hopefully I can hold my nerve again."

Last year's main event attracted 700 players, so a prizepool of €2,240,000 was up for grabs.

Previous celebrity participants who have played at the tournament, which will take place from April 2 -- 5, include snooker player Ken Doherty, and legendary footballers Tony Cascarino and Teddy Sheringham.

Sunday Independent

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