April 10, 2020

After 831 players entered the first flight of the Irish Open Online Main Event on partypoker, the €1m guarantee was all but secured. But with a further 793 entrants on Day 1b, the guarantee looks set to more than double with three flights still remaining. The total number of entrants stands at 1,624.

There’s an Irishman at the top of the counts after the second opening flight, with Vincent McNamee bagging 325,994 to be the only person over 300,000. In fact, the Irishman is almost 100,000 chips clear of second placed Simon Higgins, who finished as runner up in the €2,100 High Roller earlier in the festival.

A further 309 players advanced from Day 1b, bringing the total number of players through to Day 2 to 611.

There’s still time to satellite into the Irish Open Main Event

Irish Open Online Day 1b Top Ten Chip Counts
PlacePlayerCountryChip Counts1Vincent McNameeIreland325,9942Simon HigginsUnited Kingdom230,8333Alain MedesanAustria222,8284Hannes SpeiserCyprus216,8155Rui FerreiraNetherlands198,4936Jonathan SchalerCanada195,8037Conor O’DriscollIreland185,0078Laszlo BujtasHungary184,3299Akseli PaalanenFinland184,13010Patrick BrooksUnited Kingdom183,083
The Hendon Mob Championship winner Sosia Jiang bagged on Day 1b of the Irish Open OnlineOther Notables

Several big names also bagged stacks, including Ali Imsirovic (173,297), Adrian Matoe (145,862), Dario Sammartino (134,114), Talal Shakerchi (117,943), Patrick Leonard (105,977), Dominik Nitsche (105,702), Matthias EIbinger (103,527), Ryan Riess (99,984), Sylvain Loosli (61,757), Hendon Mob Championship winner Sosia Jiang (56,078), and Jaime Staples (53,680).

Mantas Bulotas Wins Irish Open Online Event #12 for €7,790

There were a total of 221 entrants in the Irish Open Online Event #12: PLO Deepstack, and in the end it was Lithuanian Mantas Bulotas who walked away victorious after defeating Canada’s Dave Jeanneau heads-up.

This was the biggest PLO event of the Irish Open Online so far, beating the 167 from Event #4 and generating a €33,150 prize pool.

Irish Open Online Event #12 Final Table Results
PlacePlayerCountryPayout (EUR)Payout (USD)1Mantas BulotasLithuania€ 7,790$8,3352Dave JeanneauCanada€ 5,138$5,4983Eetu PorkkaFinland€ 3,653$3,9094John SpillaneUnited Kingdom€ 2,669$2,8565Jeremy EschenMorocco€ 1,989$2,1286Kai-Are RingstadNorway€ 1,326$1,419
2020 Irish Open Online Schedule

The Irish Open continues today with the penultimate flight of the €1,100 Irish Open Online Main Event as well as the Mini Irish Open and another PLO Deepstack.

DateTimeTournamentBuy-inGuaranteeApril 1019:00Irish Open Online #07: €1M Gtd Main Event Day 1C€1,100€1,000,000 19:00Irish Open Online #13: €100K Gtd Mini Irish Open€265€100,000 20:00Irish Open Online #14: €15K Gtd PLO Deepstack€162€15,000April 1117:00Irish Open Online #07: €1M Gtd Main Event Day 1D Turbo€1,100€1,000,000 19:00Irish Open Online #07: €1M Gtd Main Event Day 2   19:00Irish Open Online #15: €30K Gtd Deepstack€162€30,000 19:00Irish Open Online #16: €200K Gtd JP Poker Masters€530€200,000 20:00Irish Open Online #17: €50K Gtd PLO 6-Max€320€50,000April 1219:00Irish Open Online #07: €1M Gtd Main Event Day Final Day   19:00Irish Open Online #18: €50K Gtd Bounty (€25 Scalps)€162€50,000 19:00Irish Open Online #19: €100K Gtd NLHE 8-Max€1,050€100,000 19:00Irish Open Online #20: €50K Gtd PLO 8-Max€1,050€50,000 19:00Irish Open Online #21:€50K Gtd Liam Flood Memorial 6-Max Turbo€265€50,000 20:00Irish Open Online #22: €30K Gtd Deepstack€162€30,000

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