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Main Event Day 1b Live Blog

18
Apr

Mama’s Favourite

In between being interviewed for a video with Laura Cornelius (watch this space) and propping up the bar, Niall Farrell and his brother* James McGinley visited the lady to whom they both refer with a mixture of fondness and wariness as Mama in the ladies’ event.  It appears from the photos that while the former was warmly received, the latter was in the process of being slapped when Mickey May happened to have her camera trained on them.  There’s always a favourite child. When I asked them about her, it became apparent that if you wanted to come to her...
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18
Apr

Ladies’ Event – in Pictures

There are currently a smattering of women – or ladies, as we like to call them in the genteel world of poker – in the Main Event, but for the next few hours at least, the highest concentration of fairer-sex members may be found in the €250 Ladies’ Championship Powered By Poker League Of Nations event. Please enjoy these photos courtesy of partypoker’s Mickey May.
18
Apr

David versus Annette, trading quips for chips

There has been a bit of back and forth across table 18 between David Lappin and Annette O’Carroll. It was all good craic until we approached a ballooning pot, the final board reading Ah 3h 2d Qd 6h. There was about 25k in the middle, good for a starting stack. O’Carroll wanted to play for more, and flicked a cool 8k towards the pot. The once chatty table had gotten mighty quiet. After a little think, Lappin thought better of it. The very next hand saw a much smaller confrontation between the two. Lappin bet the turn on a Qh...
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18
Apr

Assorted Counts

Here are some familiar players and how they’re stacking up after Break II.  FULL DISCLOSURE: The 25,000 grey chips have been introduced early today as there are just so many players, and despite TD Nick telling everyone to keep them in front or on top of their stacks, these camouflaged beauties are usually to be found at the bottom of stacks and so we’re not going to declare a chip leader with confidence. Declan McNamara – 49,000 Liaquat Javed – 81,000 Hans Homner – 80,000 Niklas Kley – 75,000 Mahmood Rasheed – 87,000 Reggie Corrigan – 94,000 Rinty Monaghan –...
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18
Apr

WE RETURN

Ladies and gentlemen, we are back in business! Welcome back to the Irish Open blog, where we will be bringing you tons of stories, chip counts, unsubstantiated rumours etc from the 2019 Irish Open throughout the festival. We join the €1,150 Main Event in Level 4 of Day 1b, blinds/ante 100/200/200; so far today we’ve had 389 entries and there are 351 players at the tables right now. Players are allowed one rebuy per day, and registration is open right up until the start of Day 2. It’s good to be back.
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