Former Irish international ultra-runner turned poker pro, Dara O'Kearney aka Doke is known for being a lot of things. A Satellite Beast. A Short Stack Jedi. David Bowie's mate. The Oldest Internet Poker Kid. 2nd.
While Dara does have a lot of 2nds on his résumé, he actually has far more wins, evidenced by his whopping 7 Pocket Fives Triple Crowns. In fact, he notched up his first victory in his very first live poker tournament when he won €47,000 at the 2008 European Deepstack.
Back in 2007, on his very first night playing online, Dara won a $151 in a freeroll and ran it up without ever depositing a cent. Today, he is Ireland's highest ranked player online, it’s biggest online winner (with over $2.5 million lifetime profit) and it’s most cashed live player (140+ cashes, 60+ final tables and 8 wins in 17 different countries). Dara won Super Tuesday in 2013 for $84,000 and final tabled a SCOOP event in 2017 for $39,000 but his biggest result came in 2015 when he narrowly missed out on a bracelet, finishing 2nd at the WSOP for $299,000.
As well as being a player, Dara is a coach, a staker, a columnist for Bluff Magazine and a very popular blogger. He co-hosts 'The Chip Race' Poker Podcast and he writes a free monthly newsletter on poker strategy. He has also commentated on The Irish Poker Open, The Unibet Open and at the WSOP. Dara became a Unibet Ambassador in March 2017.
Hendon Mob Total
: $917,265 (Link
Biggest Live Cash
Best Finish Unibet Open
: 27th/10th UO HR