A bust day in Dublin saw several poker players become 2022 Irish Open champions. The highlight of the day’s action came in the 12th tournament, the €5,000 buy-in Coin Rivet High Roller. ninety players exchanged €5,000 for the chance to win this tournament and Alex Peffly came out on top, receiving a cool €111,835 for him impressive victory.
Thirteen of the 90 starters received a slice of the €421,200 prize pool, so spare a thought for 14th place finisher Daniel Golder who was the unfortunate soul who popped the money bubble. Golder’s exit paved the way for Andrew Hedley, former Irish Open Main Event champion Ian Simpson, Marc Macdonnell, Jay Harwood, and Paul Newey to cash, although they short of an official final table appearance.
Hulme the Final Table’s First Casualty
Andrew Hulme busted in eighth place for €15,585. Hulme min-raised to 40,000 with and Peffly called from the bug blind with . The flop fell , gifting Hulme top pair but Peffly a straight. Both players checked. Peffly led 30,000 on the turn, and Hulm called. The river saw Peffly make a pot-sized bet, and Hulme called all-in only to see his opponent had him crushed.
Seventh place and €20,005 went to Finland’s Javi Tuovinen, who min raised to 50,000 with and Nadeem Majid called on the button with pocket deuces. Both players checked the flop, with Tuovinen leading for 40,000 on the turn. Majid raised to 140,000 and called when his opponent shoved all-in for 370,000. Majid boated up on the river when the made him a full house.
Triple Crown Champion Bows Out
Triple Crown winner Niall Farrell was the next player heading to the cashier’s desk. He opened to 300,000 with , leaving himself only 160,000 behind. Those chips went into the middle when Peffly three-bet with . The board ran to send Farrell home. Farrell collected €25,270 for this latest deep run.
The final five became four when Robert Kaggerud three-bet all-in with pocket sixes over the top of an opening raise from Majid. Christos Xanthopoulos flat-called the jam with pocket aces in the big blind, and Majid ultimately made a solid fold with tens in the hole. Kaggerud was drawing dead by the turn. This left him with a handful of big blinds, and he busted on the next hand for a fifth-place finish worth €32,430.
A short-stack Joseph Field was the next player heading for the exits. Majid opened with and instantly called when Field moved all-in for four big blinds with the inferior . A few moments later, the board reduced the player count once again. Field walked away with a most respectable €40,225 for this efforts.
Majid’s run ended abruptly in third place, sending the High Roller into the heads-up stage. Majid raised 2.5x to 90,000 on the button and Xanthopoulos called in the big blind. A flop reading saw Xanthopoulos check-rase Majid’s 80,000 continuation bet to 220,000. Majid called. Xanthopoulos fired 200,000 bet on the turn, which Majid called. The river was the and Xanthopoulos. Majid called and showed a set of sixes, but they were crushed by the of Xanthopoulos which had improved to a flush.
The fourth hand of heads-up saw Peffly get his stack in with pocket eights against Xanthopoulos’ pair of tens only for him to spike an eight on the river. Xanthopoulos nursed a short stack for a few hands before shoving with . Peffly called with but it would be the river of the board that would award him the title and the €111,835 top prize.
Event #12: €5,000 Coin Rivet High Roller Final Table Results
Other 2022 Irish Open Results
Event #7: €350 Heads-Up Championship Event
Prize pool: €19,344
Event #9: €250 The Hendon Mob Championship Event
Prize pool: €71,214
*reflects a three-way deal
Event #10: €150 Pot Limit Omaha
Prize pool: €12,421
Event #15: €350 America’s Cup Championship Event
Prize pool: €57,729
Event #17: €150 No Limit Hold’em
Prize pool: €20,153
*reflects a three-handed deal
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