The winner of the 2011 Irish Open is Irishman Niall Smyth. Smyth defeated 615 players to win the victory on Monday. The event, sponsored by online poker room Paddy Power Poker, is the second longest running live poker game in the world, falling behind only the World Series of Poker, which originally inspired the creation of the Irish Open. A total prizepool of €1,968,000 meant a first place prize of €550,000. He also won €100,000 as part of the Sole Survivor promotion because he was the last Paddy Power Poker qualifier standing.