The Irish Open Main Event smashed through its €1 million guarantee on April 4 thanks to 804 players turning out for Day 1B, the second of three scheduled opening flights. The prize pool stands at €1,626,000 with the turbo-structured Day 1C left to run at 15:05 BST on April 5.
Ireland’s Marc Macdonnell is the man at the top of the Day 1B chip counts. The Dubliner finished his flight with a 4,275,366 stack, enough for first place from the 121 Day 1B survivors. Macdonnell’s stack is large enough for fifth-place overall, meaning he has done his chances of winning this massive event no harm at all.
There was little to separate the chasing pack with 200,000 chips (around seven big blinds) between Bradley Harwood in second-place and Floyd Rosner in seventh.
The Day 1B top 10 was also the home to former WPTWOC champion Daniel Smyth, Swedish superstar Niklas Astedt, and Arseniy Malinov of Russia.
Irish Open #04 Main Event Day 1B Top 10 Chip Counts
|2||Bradley Harwood||United Kingdom||3,635,906|
Dozens of household names punched their Day 2 tickets from this field. Christian Jeppsson (278.058), Andy Black (344,886), Manig Loeser (397,153), Team partypoker’s Joni Jouhkimainen (770,670), and Matthew Staples (834,297) each have plenty of work to do when Day 2 shuffles up and deals at 19:05 BST on April 5.
Alex Foxen (1,184,343), Team Online’s Jaime Staples (1,322,061), Eelis Parssinen (1,712,686), Chanracy Khun (2,269,368), and Patrick Tardif (2,902,796) are also safely through.
Day 1C kicks off at 15:05 BST on April 5 and is your last chance to get involved in this huge Irish Open Main Event. Should 374 players buy in, the prize pool will be double the advertised guarantee. Let’s make it happen.
Dula Takes Down JP Masters For €47,781
The Czech Republic as an Irish Open champion after Dalibor Dula clinched the JP Masters title on April 5. Victory came with a €24,145 prize that was bolstered by a huge €23,636 worth of bounty payments for a combined score worth €27,781.
Day 2 saw the 107 survivors from 710 Day 1 entrants take to the partypoker virtual felt, each in the money places. The likes of David Lopez Llacer, Team partypoker’s Patrick Leonard, Team Online’s Jaime Staples, Bryan Paris, Joshua Hoesel, Joseph Cheong, and Fabio Sperling were among those who cashed.
Former partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Dusk Till Dawn and 2020 Irish Open High Roller champion Ioannis Angelou-Konstas was the final table’s first casualty. The Greek star secured a combined prize worth €3,731.
The first five-figure prize went to Ukraine’s Volodymyr Trubanov who finished in seventh place. Trubanov won €4,097 from the main prize pool but also secured €8,059 worth of bounty payments along the way. Only the champion and the runner-up, Arsenii Karmatckii, won more bounty money.
Irish Open #17 JP Masters Final Table Results
|1||Dalibor Dula||Czech Republic||€24,145||€23,636|
Check Out These Other Irish Open Champions
Flying Finn Sami Kelopuro helped himself to almost €30,000 by taking down the €1,050 Omaha High Roller. Kelopuro loves Pot-Limit Omaha and is often found grinding the highest stakes PLO cash games. He knows his way around a PLO tournament table, obviously.
- Sami Kelopuro – first-place in the €1,050 Omaha High Roller for €29,491
- Philip Baker – first-place in the €265 Hendon Mob Championships for €11,397
- Stephen Cowan – first-place in the €320 6-Max for €10,890
- Harpreet Padda – first-place in the €265 6-Max Hyper for €8,178
- Karel Van Dijk – first-place in the €215 Omaha knockout for €7,834*
- Matheus Fabris – first-place in the €162 6-Max Turbo Knockout for €7,791*
- Jose Donato Suzuki – first-place in the €162 7-Max Turbo for €6,587
- Oleg Chebotarev – first-place in the €109 Mini Omaha High Roller for €4,311
- Kenneth Bocheler – first-place in the €33 Mini 6-Max for €2,646
- Loic Duguay – first-place in the €27 Mini Hendon Mob Championships for €2,588
- Jan Volek – first-place in the €22 Mini Omaha Knockout for €1,279*
*includes bounty payments
Irish Open Events Scheduled For April 5
There are several Irish Open events scheduled for April 5, which is a national holiday in many places around the world. What are your plans for your day off? Watching re-runs of old movies, or trying to become an Irish Open champion?
|15:05||Irish Open #04 Main Event Day 1C: €1M Gtd||€1,100|
|17:05||Irish Open #06 Grand Prix Ireland Day 1 Turbo: €250K Gtd||€55|
|19:05||Irish Open #04 Main Event Day 2: €1M Gtd|
|19:05||Irish Open #04 Mini Main Event Day 1A: €100K Gtd||€109|
|20:05||Irish Open #06 Grand Prix Ireland Day 2: €250K Gtd|
|21:15||Irish Open #22 Second Chance Turbo: €50K Gtd||€530|
|21:15||Irish Open #22 Mini Second Chance Turbo: €10K Gtd||€55|
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