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Main Event Day 1a Live Blog

17
Apr

Nicola Basile Wins Heads Up Event: Table Spontaneously Sings “Oh, Canada”

Nicola Basile has defeated Katsuhiro Muto in the final round of the 58-entry €350 Heads Up, which started yesterday, winning €6,230. Muto picks up €3,565 for the runner up spot after a genial, lengthy final match.  He went over to a corner which I presume is full of people playing the Americas Cup, and a few seconds of the Canadian national anthem rang out (Basile is Canadian: this wouldn’t make sense otherwise). Full results: 1 €6,230 Nicola Basile 2 €3,565 Katsuhiro Muto 3 €1,780 Vincas Tamasauskas 4 €1,780 Denis Murphy 5 €1,115 Dylan Yip 6 €1,115 Gareth Smith 7 €1,115...
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17
Apr

More Than Before

We’re up to 187 entries in the Main Event, with 176 players currently at the tables. Eliminations so far include Albert Sapiano and Gary Banks, the latter of whom immediately exercised his right to rebuy, while players still on their first bullet include Donnacha O’Dea, Ian Simpson, Espen Jørstad and Andy Black.
17
Apr

Kitt Sitting Pretty

Ascendant in chips is Tom Kitt, approaching 70,000 after two and a half levels of play.  Just passing his table we saw him pick up another tidy pot: with the blinds at 100/200 (did we mention how mouthwatering this structure is to fans of deep stacks?) Kitt opened preflop to 550.  Cutoff Nikolaos Papamakarios called, then small blind Harry Ross raised to 2,400.  Both already-invested players invested some more. Flop: 5d 9s 8d.  All three players checked. Turn: 3h. Ross checked, Kitt bet out 3,500 and Papamakarios alone called, in position. River: 5h.  After a bit of quiet staring time,...
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17
Apr

Early Stack Builders

At the first break, a few stacks from the now 174-strong field stood out: Ezequiel Waigel – 61,000 Peyman Luth – 53,000 Harry Ross – 50,000 Grzegorz Wyraz – 48,000 Vangelis Kaimakamis – 48,000 Arthur Ferreira – 48,000 Jorn Bye – 47,000 George Efthymiadis – 46,000
17
Apr

The Hendon Mob Championship: FULL RESULTS

As a beautiful rosy dawn dawned at 5am this morning, Joe Field hoisted the third ever Hendon Mob Championship trophy after beating a 238-strong field.  People who won sweet THMC money: # 1 Joe Field United Kingdom € 7,840 # 2 Endrit Geci United Kingdom € 6,400 # 3 Kristian Hustig Norway € 4,960 # 4 Kingshuk Ghosh United Kingdom € 5,430 # 5 Gediminas Bartkus Lithuania € 5,890 # 6 James Golder United Kingdom € 2,220 # 7 Alan Gibbons Ireland € 1,695 # 8 Pascal Baumgartner Switzerland € 1,410 # 9 Michael Tucknott United Kingdom € 990 #...
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17
Apr

Americas/America’s/Americas’ Cup!!

Side events continue apace here at the #IrishPokerOpen with the Cup (it’s for people from North, Central and South America) starting right now.  A nicely structured €550 event, it features 30,000 starting stacks, a half hour clock, and lots of people from Canada.  We’ll keep an eye on it during the glacial first levels of the Irish Open Main Event. Currently registered: Ryan Andrade Elizabeth Bennett-Martin Julio Cacoilo Duff Charette Deborah Lee Espe Annemarie Findlay Joshua Frazer June Jenkins Kelly Kellner Stuart Kerridge Kim Kilroy Lon Mceachern Luis Henrique Schneider Timothy Silman Raphael Verdugo Eric Wasylenko
17
Apr

Shout Out to the Punctual

The tsunami of players we are expecting over the next three days are for now more of a ripple, what with it still being the hangover hour here at City West, and also Wednesday. Nevertheless, just half an hour into Level 1, we already have 112 players at the felt, including these folks: Albert Sapiano Espen Jørstad Thomas Kitt Andy Black – fresh off his fourth place finish in the High Roller last night Donnacha O’Dea Former champion Ian Simpson
17
Apr

Welcome to the Irish Poker Open 2019 Main Event!

The runner-doubling 6-Max, the Max-Silver-winning High Roller – these were just the amuse-bouches for the €1,150 €1,000,000 Guaranteed Main Event. Green-tied dealers: Ready! Cash games from yesterday: Ready! Hour clock and 30,000 apiece: Ready! The who’s who of Irish and global poker: Ready! Late registration open until Day 2 (Saturday, 20th April): Yes.  
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