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The four starting days of the Party Poker MILLIONS main event at Irish Poker Festival are now in the can. Coupled with buy-ins prior to the start of day 2, the €700k guarantee has been surpassed. With a total of 286 entries and a prize pool of €766,840, day 2 of the event is now in progress, as the remaining contenders fight it out for a place on the final table and a crack at the €210,000 first prize. That’ll buy more Guinness than Padriag Parkinson can consume in a regular weekend, usually.  

The last 29 players standing (technically it should be sitting) will make the prize money, with the min cash being €6,000. These are the full payouts.

Irish Poker Festival MILLIONS Main Event Payouts
Finishing Position Prize Finishing Position Prize
1 €210,000 9 €18,500
2 €120,000 10 €15,000
3 €75,000 11 €12,000
4 €56,500 12 €10,000
5 €44,000 13 €9,000
6 €35,000 14-17 €8,000
7 €28,000 18-24 €7,000
8 €22,840 25-29 €6,000

A high quality field has assembled for what is the first big buy-in event in Ireland for many years and while there was some pre-festival doubt about whether the guarantee would be reached, it’s been well supported by Irish and international players alike.

Friday’s Day 1c was predictably the largest starting day, with 136 entries, 75 of whom made it through to today. The overnight chip leader from this flight was Glenn Keogh on 307,100 chips, who ended over 120,000 clear of his nearest challengers. David Miscikowski (189,300) and Niall Farrell (180,800) posted the next biggest stacks.

MILLIONS Day 1c Survivor Chip Counts
Player Chip Count Player Chip Count
Glenn Keogh 307,100 Michael Dwyer 72,000
David Miscikowski 189,300 Thomas Powell 71,100
Niall Farrell 180,800 Andrew Toole 69,900
Jose Rafael Mota de Silva 173,300 Micrea Rus 69,500
Scott Margereson 171,000 Yehong Luo 69,400
Weijie Zheng 159,200 Audrius Daugvilavicius 68,700
Ilan Cukrowicz 155,800 Christopher Day 68,400
Padraig O’Neil 155,300 Eugeniu Barbaros 68,200
Daryl McAleenan 152,100 David Masters 67,400
Conor O’Rourke 148,300 Orestis Kanakopoulos 65,500
Kyle Rafferty 148,200 David Graves 65,000
Thomas Gerard O’Brien 146,800 Liam Chevalier 64,600
John Dwyer 142,000 Sacha Le Breton 63,600
Colum Higgins 137,900 James Noonan 59,000
Ross Coveney 130,900 Graham Ivany 58,000
Michal Plichta 128,300 Arnaud Enselme 56,800
Jamie Brent 127,700 Darren Millar 55,600
Andrew Hedley 127,400 Gareth McMahon 54,700
Mark Reilly 122,800 Benjamin Yaniw 53,600
Simon Wilson 122,000 Justin Boyle 53,100
Sean Foley 121,500 Keith Touhey 52,800
Michal Zimani 119,200 John Farrell 52,700
Colm Tuite 112,700 Fraser Bellamy 52,200
Robert William Elkin 108,600 Johnathan Proudfoot 48,700
Tomas McNanmara 107,200 Gustavo Kogachi 47,000
Ray Wheatley 107,000 Sean O’Sullivan 46,900
Conal Prendergast 99,300 Jamie Flynn 46,100
Carl Stephen Cullen 96,000 Elie Nakache 44,000
Chris Dowling 90,800 Ray Bryant 43,700
Andy Black 90,300 Dixon Ruecker 42,400
Darren Harbinson 88,800 Graeme Watts 41,900
Frank Williams 83,300 Patrice Brandt 40,300
Nikolai Mamut 83,100 Lukas Kouril 37,600
Declan Connolly 81,000 Stephen Kavanagh 36,300
Luke Walsh 80,900 John Patten 35,500
Neil O’Reilly 78,500 David Faulkner 32,800
Ladislav Cerveny 73,000 Emmett Mullin 24200
Peter Toth 72,100

Day 1D, on a turbo clock, saw a further 17 players enter, of which 11 made it through. Legendary Irish Poker author Dara O’Kearney topped the diminutive flight’s leaderboard with a not so small 216,000 pile of chips. He also had a lead of over 100,000 in the flight, with Feargal Nealon lying in second place on 102,000. DTO training site owner Dominik Nitsche also made it through to day two via this flight, ending the day on 59,200.

MILLIONS Day 1d Survivor Chip Counts
Player Chip Count
Dara O’Kearney 216,000
Feargal Nealon 102,000
Corey Gilmore 71,000
Domink Nitsche 59,200
Aleksi Savela 56,600
Mallory Frere 53,400
Jozsef Fauszt 50,000
Sammy Zheng 50,000
Laurynas Levinskas 49,200
Vytautas Aganauskas 40,200
Dylan Yip 39,400

Day 2 started in typical day 2 fashion with a high volume of early exits, whittling the number of remaining players down from the 159 who started the day to just under 100 by the first break. Conor Bergin, who had started the day on 89,500, has converted this into 474,000 and holds the chip lead at the time of writing, with Seamus Cahill (424,000) and Glenn Keogh (405,00) the only other stacks to have made it past the 400k mark. 

There are some interesting tables, for example, Bart Lybaert and Michel Molenaar once again found themselves on the same table. At the recent Malta MILLIONS festival they finished 1st and 2nd in the Hydra High Roller event, which Bart won. Andy Black, Niall Farrell and Richard Ashby are also sharing a table today.

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Jonathan Raab

Irish Poker Festival Media Coordinator


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