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Saying the 2020 Irish Open Online Main Event has been a success is one of the understatements of the year. The €1 million guarantee was blown out of the water thanks to the incredible support shown by our players.

Some 2,945 players bought in for €1,100 and created a €2,945,000 prize pool, almost three-times the advertised guarantee. The top 408 finishers receive a slice of this gargantuan sum. Only 51 players remain in the hunt for the €462,099 first-place prize.

The money burst on April 11 when Warren Aspey busted in 409th place. Aspey’s exit locked up at least €2,149 for the surviving players.

Such luminaries as Mohsin Charania, Timothy Adams, Mustapha Kanit, Richard Dubini, Jaime Staples, Anton Wigg, and Jeff Gross all busted inside the money. As did the likes of Liv Boeree, Adrian Mateos, Davidi Kitai, Matthias Eibinger, and Marvin Rettenmaier.

Day 2 ended with 51 players in contention for the first-ever Irish Open Main Event Online title.

Luxembourg’s Sihao Zhang is the man to catch going into the final day. Zhang finished the day with 4,974,266 chips in his stack, almost 1.3 million more than Ireland’s Thomas Glynn on 3,678,862.

Other high profile stars through to Day 3 include Andras Nemeth (2,986,539), Tom Middleton (2,655,259), Parker Talbot (2,413,526), 2019 WSOP Main Event finalist Nick Marchington (1,818,758), Vojtech Ruzicka (1,289,636), and Samuel Vousden (1,107,271).

2020 Irish Open Main Event Top 10 Chip Count

Place Player Country Chips
1 Sihao Zhang Luxembourg 4,974,266
2 Tomas Glynn Ireland 3,678,862
3 William Blais Canada 3,651,502
4 Joao Barbosa Netherlands 3,500,702
5 Cristian Sampaol Argentina 3,198,644
6 Lander Bereciartua United Kingdom 3,186,214
7 Charles Martin United Kingdom 3,058,950
8 Jakob Miegel Germany 3,009,223
9 Andras Nemeth Hungary 2,986,539
10 Tom Middleton United Kingdom 2,655,259

Play resumes at 20:00 CET on April 12 and continues until a champion is crowned. Blinds start at 25,000/50,000/6,000a and everyone is guaranteed €6,567. A final table appearance increases the minimum payout to €29,096 with the top four finishers banking six-figures. Someone will walk away with the huge €4,62,099 top prize. Stay tuned to discover who that someone is.

Watch the final day’s action on the partypoker LIVE website and on our own Twitch channel.

The 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
#08 €200K Gtd High Roller 154 Joao Vieira €70,809
#09 €50K Gtd Deepstack 540 Robert Malvasi €15,098
#10 €30K Gtd Americas Cup 70 Adam Hendrix €9,150
#11 €25K Gtd Ladies 82 Daria Krashennikova €6,625
#12 €20K Gtd PLO Deepstack 221 Mantas Bulotas €7,790
#13 €100K Gtd Mini Main 759 Florian Ptacnik €33,870
#14 €15K Gtd PLO Deepstack 195 Erik Lemarquand €7,285
#15 €30K Gtd Deepstack 390 Liz Seeley €11,173
#16 €200K Gtd JP Poker Masters 529 Dean Hutchison €49,302
#17 €50K Gtd PLO 6-Max 272 Sander Van Wesemael €19,176
#18 €50K Gtd Scalps 565 Tim Vukson €10,776

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