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The Gaming Club World Poker Championship was held at the Merrion Casino Club in Dublin, Ireland during 2004.

The international field included 6 World Champions (Phil Hellmuth Jr, Noel Furlong, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, Juan Carlos "El Matador" Mortensen, Chris Moneymaker and Greg "Fossilman" Raymer) together with numerous other professionals and celebrities.

The tournament was competed in pot limit hold'em format.


8 preliminary matches were held, each with 16 players. The winner advanced directly to the Grand Final, and the runner-up advanced to the Semi-Final. The Semi-Final featured the 8 runners-up, who played each other for the one remaining seat in the Grand Final. The winner received €250,000 from the €720,880 prize pool.

Episodes were broadcast during 2004 on Sky Sports.


Event Winner Runner-Up Other Notable Entrants 1
Episode 1 England Ram "Crazy Horse" Vaswani Ecuador Juan Carlos "El Matador" Mortensen
Episode 2 England James Vogl United States Erick Lindgren
Episode 3 Malta Joe "The Joker" Grech Norway Jon Rommen
Episode 4 Republic of Ireland Rory Liffey England Rumit Somaiya
Episode 5 Norway Jan Sjavik South Africa Cy Jassinowsky
Episode 6 South Vietnam Xuyen "Bad Girl" Pham United States Jesse Jones
Episode 7 England Joe "The Elegance" Beevers United States Matt Dean
Episode 8 Republic of Ireland Frank Callaghan New Zealand Graeme Putt
Semi-Final New Zealand Graeme Putt England Rumit Somaiya
  • United States Erick Lindgren (7th)
  • Ecuador Juan Carlos "El Matador" Mortensen (8th)
Grand Final South Vietnam Xuyen "Bad Girl" Pham England Joe "The Elegance" Beevers
  • England Ram "Crazy Horse" Vaswani (9th)

1 "Notable" is defined here as a player with an existing WIkipedia article who competed in that episode.

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