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2019 Irish Open

22
Apr

Weijie “Jervi” Zheng Wins the 2019 Irish Open Main Event (€300,000)

The atmosphere in the already craic-tastic tournament area has notched up a couple party levels! Chinese national and Galway resident Weijie “Jervi” Zheng has bested an immensely entertaining final table – and a record-breaking field of 1,807 players – to score €300,000 and, more importantly, the most coveted bit of hardware in Ireland: the 2019 Irish Open trophy. Nine players returned today, with the stacks and seating like so: Weijie Zheng Ireland 16,970,000 Max Silver United Kingdom 8,530,000 David Crilly Ireland 7,370,000 Thomas Gallagher Ireland 5,010,000 Raymond Wheatley Ireland 3,980,000 Steven Alper United Kingdom 3,835,000 Dave Masters Ireland 2,905,000 Sami...
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22
Apr

Dave Masters has a go of it, eliminated in 2nd place (€190,000); Weijie Zheng wins the Irish Open!

Weijie “Jervi” Zheng had just eliminated Thomas Gallagher with a river call, holding trips to Gallagher’s king high. Heads up poker was in the cards. But those cards were live for just one hand. Zheng limped on the button at 200k/400k/400k and Dave Masters looked down at two cards. Without any hesitation he let it rip for just under 28 big blinds. Zheng snap-called. On their backs. Masters: 6d 6c Zheng: Kh Jc The flop came Jh Td 2d and we were two cards away from crowning an Irish Open champion. The 8d turn brought some real sweat. It was...
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22
Apr

Gallagher Out on Massive Bluff: 3rd for €125,000

The last 15 minutes have seen some insane action on the feature table, as exemplified by these hands involving Thomas Gallagher.  WARNING: The second one is his last; may give you palpitations. Weijie ‘Jervi’ Zheng raised to 1.2 million, with Ah 7h called by Thomas Gallagher in the big blind with 6s 8c. On a flop of 6d Jh 3h, Gallagher checked and Zheng bet 1.5 million.  Call. Turn: Qc.  Gallagher checked, and Zheng simply announced “all in,” his 22 million chip stack almost double that of his last two opponents’ (13 million apiece).  This sledge-hammer-to-crack-nut move did get Gallagher...
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22
Apr

Raymond Wheatley eliminated ground down, out in fourth (€85,000)

Raymond Wheatley was down to 3.3 million, about 8 big blinds at 200k/400k/400k under the gun. If he went through the blinds again, particularly with the big blind paying all the antes, he might have no hopes of getting back above water. Fortunately, or so he thought at the time, he looked down at As 5c. All in. It came to Thomas Gallagher in the small blind, who only had 10 million, so the shove was putting some pressure on him. He made the call and the big blind folded. Gallagher turned up with a double pip spot, Ad 7h....
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22
Apr

Sami Agel runs out of runway, eliminated in 5th place (€63,520)

The man from Luxembourg was down to his last nine big blinds or so, and through no fault of his own really. He had played absolute class poker all today and yesterday. One off the button Agel went for the blinds with a shove. When the action arrived to Thomas Gallagher in the big blind, he snap-called Kh Qc. Gallagher did not have the chips to afford it — if he lost this pot he would be left with fewer than ten big blinds himself. Worse, he was behind — Agel tabled Ad 4h. The flop was all roses for...
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22
Apr

Athanasios Tavlas Crowned Irish Open Champion 2019! (Mini Version)

Athanasios Tavlas saw off the rest of a 397-runner field to take down the €250 Mini Irish Open.  This event is always a popular one, necessitating its two day allocation and attracting a mixture of Main Event bustees, Mini Open fans with more modest bankrolls and random golfers from the bar who found out the poker was happening here over the weekend (this has really happened).  Deal discussions were short-lived four-handed as there was a rejection of ICM chopping (a price tag was put on this potential chop by Player X, which was not acceptable to Player Y) and the...
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22
Apr

Weijie “Jervi” Zheng puts his foot on the accelerator

Raymond Wheatley raised under the gun to 750k and was called by the chip leader “Jervi” Zheng in the small blind. We are at 150k/300k/300k these days. Sami Agel had a decision in the big blind with 2c 2s. He could rip for twenty something big blinds, or take a cheap look at three cards, hoping one of those had two pips and two pips only. He took the chance and called. The flop came Js 8c 5d. The pot was already 2.6 million. Boy we are playing high these days. The flop action checked around, however, three ways. But...
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22
Apr

Don’t Mess with Masters

We can’t see what with the table in the way, but we assume that Dave Masters has some truly massive cojones under there – he’s just pushed Weijie “Jervi” Zheng off the best hand preflop, two hands in a row! Hand 1: Jervi opened to 750k in the cutoff with Jh-8h, dominating the 6c-8c with which Masters in the big blind then decided to shove for 6.3 million. A fold from Jervi! I’d already started to write that one up as thoroughly noteworthy in itself, when on the livestream appeared… …Hand 2: Jervi raised to 750k under the gun with...
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