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The Gaming Club World Poker Championship was held at the Merrion Casino Club in Dublinmarker, Irelandmarker 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 Ram "Crazy Horse" Vaswani Juan Carlos "El Matador" Mortensen
Episode 2 James Vogl Erick Lindgren
Episode 3 Joe "The Joker" Grech Jon Rommen
Episode 4 Rory Liffey Rumit Somaiya
Episode 5 Jan Sjavik Cy Jassinowsky
Episode 6 Xuyen "Bad Girl" Pham Jesse Jones
Episode 7 Joe "The Elegance" Beevers Matt Dean
Episode 8 Frank Callaghan Graeme Putt
Semi-Final Graeme Putt Rumit Somaiya
  • Erick Lindgren (7th)
  • Juan Carlos "El Matador" Mortensen (8th)
Grand Final Xuyen "Bad Girl" Pham Joe "The Elegance" Beevers
  • 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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