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The 2020 Irish Open is taking place online at partypoker and has already crowned six champions. One of those champions is no stranger to the winner’s circle.

Ioannis Angelou-Konstas was the last man standing in the 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK Main Event. Angelou-Konstas topped a field of 1,015 entrants that day and walked away with a career-best £940,000 after a heads-up deal with American superstar William Foxen.

Angelou-Konstas now has an Irish Open title on his already impressive poker CV after he triumphed in the €5,200 High Roller on April 7.

2020 Irish Open Event #3: €500K Gtd High Roller

A field of 179-entrants ensured the €500,000 guarantee was not only met but blown out of the water. The top 24 finishers fought it out for a slice of €895,000!

The tournament attracted some of the best poker tournament players in the business.

Andras Nemeth, Max Silver, Michael Watson, Super High Roller specialist Timothy Adams, former WSOP Main Event champion Ryan Riess, Anton Wigg, and Adrian Mateos were some of those who entered but busted before the money was awarded.

Dutch grinder Emile Schiff was the unfortunate soul who burst the money bubble, falling in 25th. His exit locked up at least 411,903 for the surviving players.

Swedish superstar Simon Mattsson (23rd – €11,903), Mustapha Kanit (21st – €11,903), our very own Josip Simunic (13th – €15,394) and Ole Schemion (10th – €17,900) were among those who cashed.

The final table was set with UK-based Dutchman Jorryt Van Hoof crashed out in ninth-place for €17,900.

Star Studded Final Table Set

To say the final table was stack is an understatement. Any of the eight who reached it would have made a worthy champion.

The 2019 WSOP Main Event runner-up Dario Sammartino was the first casualty. He collected €24,612.

Jack Sinclair, who won the 2018 WSOP Europe Main Event, fell in seventh for €31,325 and was joined on the rail by fellow Brit and high stakes specialist Luke Reeves who banked €40,275.

Russia’s Alexey Savenkov and Finland’s Akseli Paalanen busted in fifth and fourth-place for scores of €51,910 and €74,285 respectively. Heads-up was set when one of the best players in the world, Thomas Muehloecker ran out of steam and fell by the wayside, but not before padding his bankroll with €103,820.

Muehloecker’s exit left Lukas Nowkowski and Angelou-Konstas to lock horns heads-up for the title. The heads-up duo ended the High Roller by striking a deal while Angelou-Konstas was the chip leader. This led to Nowkowski finishing in second-place and collecting €168,180 and Angelou-Konstas being crowned the champion and hauling in €172,188.

Place Player Country Prize
1 Ioannis Angelou-Konstas Netherlands €172,188*
2 Lukas Nowkowski Germany €168,180*
3 Thomas Muehloecker Austria €103,820
4 Akseli Paalanen Finland €74,285
5 Alexey Savenkov Russia €51,910
6 Luke Reeves United Kingdom €40,275
7 Jack Sinclair United Kingdom €31,325
8 Dario Sammartino Austria €24,612

*reflects a heads-up deal

Recent 2020 Irish Open Champions

Event Entrants Champion Prize
#01 €100K Gtd 6-Max 441 Christopher Andler €18,615
#02 €30K Gtd Deepstack 335 Przemyslaw Piotrowski €9,748
#03 €500K Gtd High Roller 179 Ioannis Angelou-Konstas €172,188
#04 €15K Gtd PLO Deepstack 167 Matthew Eardley €6,239
#05 €40K Gtd Heads Up 175 Gabor Szabo €11,025
#06 €50K Gtd Hendon Mob Championship 379 Sosia Jiang €18,381

2020 Irish Open Main Event Starts Today, April 8

The crown jewel of the 2020 Irish Open, the €1 million guaranteed Main Event, kicks off on April 8 with the first of four starting flights.

Day 1A commences at 20:00 CET and costs €1,100 to enter. For that, you receive 30,000 chips and play to a 24-minute clock that has blinds starting at 50/100/15a. Play lasts for 12-levels and anyone with chips in front of them at that time progresses to Day 2 on April 11. Day 1D is a turbo with 8-minute blinds, but the same blind structure.

Players can play in as many Day 1s as they wish but only your largest stack can be taken through to Day 2.

2020 Irish Open Main Event Schedule

Date Time (CET) Tournament
Wed 8 Apr 20:00 Irish Open Main Event Day 1A
Thu 9 Apr 20:00 Irish Open Main Event Day 1B
Fri 10 Apr 20:00 Irish Open Main Event Day 1C
Sat 11 Apr 18:00 Irish Open Main Event Day 1D (Turbo)
Sat 11 Apr 20:00 Irish Open Main Event Day 2
Sun 12 Apr 20:00 Irish Open Main Event Final

Where To Follow The 2020 Irish Open Action

You can follow the action from the 2020 Irish Open right here on the partypoker blog, at partypoker LIVE and via our Twitch channel. There are some amazing events coming up, don’t miss a second of the action!

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