According to UK PokerNews, Irish Professional Padraig Parkinson has joined the PokerTrillion Team. Best known for his ebullient personality at the poker table, he is also a successful tournament player with over 1.3 million dollars in career tournament winnings.
Parkinson’s best finish was his win of the 2002 Grand Finale on the British television series “Late Night Poker”, against such notables like Phil Hellmuth. However, his most notable finish was third place in the 1999 World Series of Poker Main Event. He has also cashed in six World Poker Tour events, and one European Poker Tour event, to go along with his six money finishes in the World Series of Poker.
UK Poker News cited Padraig as one of the most popular international poker faces; loved also for his commentary with Jesse May. As well as playing under the Poker Trillion label, Parkinson will also offer a blog on the website. Poker Trillion C.E.O Andy Pyrah said, “Padraig will offer poker enthusiasts something a little bit different to all the other mundane diaries offered by other poker personalities.” Pyrah continued, “I’ve been fortunate enough to be cornered by Padraig many times and he really is a comical genius as well as top class player, and there’s a queue of people willing to testify to that!”
Parkinson’s beloved co-commentator Jesse May followed Pyrah’s lead with, “Padraig Parkinson hopes and breathes the World Series of Poker. He is the spirit of the WSOP wrapped up in an Irish brogue. You will laugh, shake your head, and stamp your feet. You’ll know that you’ve been there, on the inside of the greatest poker show on earth, from the perspective of the only man who wants to win it more than you do yourself.”