Gavin O’ Rourke Loving Every Minute of Turning Pro

Former train driver takes a professional poker turn.

We know there’s a lot of grinders and weekend warriors out there who would love to take a stab at making a run at being a poker pro. Meet Ireland’s Gavin O’ Rourke who, 6 months ago, quit his full time job as a train driver for his shot at professional poker.

Kristy Arnett talks with him just before his 9th place finish (and $83k score) at EPT Vienna about what it takes for someone with a family to grind it out on the felt.

The affable O’Rourke is both grateful for and loving every minute of his new job and thankful that some decent scores in the not-too-distant past has given him the financial backing he needs to have security for his family and, hopefully, fade the variance of the live poker scene.

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