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When 1999 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Noel Furlong passed away in late June at 83 years old, poker lost a champion, a fantastic storyteller, and an Irish legend. And it all started because he took his dogs for a walk. As fellow Irishman and longtime friend Padraig Parkinson tells it, Furlong had taken his dogs for their usual evening stroll one night when he ran into Irish poker legend Terry Rogers outside of Killiney Castle. "Noel said, 'What's going on?' and Terry said, 'Oh, all the top Americans are here to play poker'," Parkinson says. Inside the castle, which wa