1999 World Collection Of Poker Major Occasion Champion Noel Furlong Passes Away

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J.J. ‘Noel’ Furlong, the 1999 World Collection of Poker principal occasion champion, died Sunday on the age of 83 from pure causes.

Nicknamed ‘Noel’ as a result of he was born on Christmas Day, Furlong was a part-time poker participant, splitting his time between the tables and a profitable carpet manufacturing enterprise primarily based out of his hometown of Dublin, Eire.

Furlong began enjoying poker in 1984, and gained the Irish Poken Open in 1987, and once more in 1989.

The avid horse coach first made the journey to Las Vegas for the WSOP that very same 12 months and made a right away impression, ending sixth in the primary occasion ultimately gained by a younger Phil Hellmuth.

Ten years later, the then 62-year-old as soon as once more discovered himself on the ultimate desk, this time topping the likes of Huck Seed, Padraig Parkinson, Alan Goehring, and Erik Seidel for the bracelet and the $1 million first-place prize.

The WSOP launched a press release to PokerNews following his passing, stating that Furlong “helped put the ‘world’ within the historical past of the World Collection of Poker.” and that he was a “worthy champion to be remembered, a businessman & gentleman who was additionally a world-class participant.”

The victory made Furlong the second oldest principal occasion winner ever, behind simply Johnny Moss. Moss gained the inaugural principal occasion in 1970 (by vote) on the age of 63, and repeated as champion the following 12 months at age 64, and once more a number of years later at 67.

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