Ireland’s Gavin Flynn has dashed the hopes of the Aussie contingent to take down one of the flagship events of WPT Australia 2023 – the Shane Warne One Day Perpetual Trophy.
Flynn topped a field of 296 starters to cap off what he would later describe as one of the “top 3” results of his career, surviving a roller-coaster of a final table and a 5-way ICM deal before eventually defeating Ian Bobbin heads-up.
Although he didn’t know too much about the man who the trophy is named after, Flynn did express his pleasure at being involved in an event that incorporated a charity, with all rake from the event going to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
His run began midway through the day’s play when he turned a wheel holding A♠2♣ on a 3♦5♦8♠4♠ board, then on the very next hand scored another huge pot holding pocket rockets to soar into the chip lead.
He took a strong chip lead into the final table, fell to a 3:1 deficit heads-up, but turned the tables over the course of a few hands to secure victory.
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