Dara O’Kearney is an Irish author, poker player, coach, and podcast host. With David Lappin, he hosts the popular Chip Race podcast and The Lock In YouTube channel.
He wrote Poker Satellite Strategy and recently released PKO Poker Strategy, which we spend a good amount of time discussing.
Poker Satellite Strategy has just been released by Dara O’Kearney and Barry Carter and the reviews and feedback have been absolutely stellar thus far. The authors have kindly provided Cardplayer Lifestyle with an exclusive excerpt.
In a nutshell, precisely because satellites have been overlooked by the serious poker community, they remain a uniquely profitable form of poker.
Dara O’Kearney found poker relatively late in life, after the age of 40. In the decade since, he’s gone on to become one of Ireland’s most successful players, both in the live and online realms. He’s also scored a coveted sponsorship deal with Unibet, which is exceedingly rare for anyone over the age of 50 to have.
Dara is committed to using his platform for advancing the cause of growing the game of poker in general, but by marketing it to older players in particular. We talk about this, as well as his entire career arc and how he first got into the game in this interview.