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We’ve reached the last day of the Party Poker MILLIONS main event, but also the final one of the inaugural Irish Poker Festival. Today the Grand Prix and High Roller events will conclude, along with the main event. There’s also a Monsterstack event and one last PLO 7-Max tournament brings the festival to a close.

Sunday 5th November Irish Poker Festival Tournament Schedule
Start Time Buy-In Event Name Guarantee
11:00 €300 High Roller Hyper Satellite
12:00 €350 Irish Poker Festival MILLIONS Final Day €700,000
14:00 €550 Leinster Poker Cup
14:00 €2,500 High Roller Final Day €100,000
15:00 €2,500 Monsterstack
19:00 €400 PLO 7-Max

MILLIONS Day 2 Roundup

A further 34 players entered the MILLIONS main event at the start of day 2, to join the 125 who made it through the day 1s. In total 286 players entered the tournament, to create a total prize pool  of €766,838. The attrition rate was fast with 40% of the day 2 players being eliminated during the first two levels of the day and by the first break, just 98 remained. The pace of the exits slowed and the tournament then entered a more serious phase, with players focused on making it to the business end of the poker equation, with the top 29 finishers being paid.

Many fell by the wayside, dreams of becoming the first Irish Festival MILLIONS Champion left in tatters for most. Amongst the fallen were Bart Lybaert, Niall Farrell, Dara O’Kearney, Chris Dowling, Dominik Nitsche, James Mahone, Barry Moore and the very dapper Jose Rafael Mote de Silva. If there had been a competition for best dressed man at the festival, Jose  (see main picture) would have been the odds-on jolly to take down that trophy.

By the end of the day’s play just 15 competitors remained and they returned today to resume play at midday. Glenn Keogh, who was the day 1c chip leader, has remained at the top of the pile, with 2,363,000 commanding a lead of over a half a million on his nearest rival, the UK’s Richard Kellett. Tomas MacNamamara in third, Andrew Hedley in 4th and Ankit Ahuja in 5th are the only other players to have broached the 1m mark. Other players in contention include Michal Molenaar, Darren Harbinson and Andy Black.

Irish Poker Festival MILLIONS Final Day Chip Counts
Player Chip Count
Glenn Keogh 2,363,000
Richard Kellett 1,654,000
Tomas McNamara 1,648,000
Andrew Hedley 1,369,000
Ankit Ahuja 1,235,000
Liam Chevalier 962,000
Padraig O’Neil 824,000
Barry Carson 768,000
Ross Coveney 665,000
Andy Black 566,000
Michel Molenaar 556,000
Conor Bergin 460,000
Sebastian Proulx 447,000
Pangiotis Mavritsakis 417,000
Darren Harbinson 366,000


Grand Prix Update

There were two further flights of the Grand Prix yesterday also, with 92 in day 1b and 118 in day 1c for a total field of 267 runners. Just 44 of these runners are still with riders going into day 2 and all are aiming at a share of the €130,160 prize pool and a crack at the €32,000 first place prize. Here are the chip counts of the survivors from both flights.

Grand Prix Day 1b Survivors
Player Chip Count
Wojciech Szczytkowski 366,000
David Costello 329,000
James O’Brien 229,000
Youness Barakat 222,000
John Patten 198,000
Jamie Cunningham 185,000
David O’Kelly 185,000
Marc MacDonnell 182,000
Robert McDowell 147,000
Shawn Morales 143,000
Sam Browne 141,000
Declan O’Hara 137,000
Larry Ryan 117,000
Damien Byrne 110,000
James Groarke 83,000


Grand Prix Day 1c Survivors
Player Chip Count
Merivan Hassan 430,000
John Farrell 341,000
David Costello 329,000
Aleksandras Nagreckis 307,000
Dominik Fischer 235,000
Johnathan Daly 229,000
Viesturs Baumanis 206,000
Johnathen McCullagh 201,000
Micrea Rus 185,000
Surendre Naidoo 178,000
Eric Doyle 150,000
Maximilian Sanders 145,000
James O’Sullivan 137,000
James Noonan 133,000
Knut Berntsen 119,000
Dylan Sweeney 115000
Eoin O’Shea 110000
Peter Toth 81000
Michal Zimani 52000
Florian Lohnert 37000

Live updates of the final table are on PokerListings, and there’s a tournament clock which anyone can access with live info of players remaining, in all events.

Jonathan Raab

Irish Poker Festival Media Coordinator


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