Category Archives: Irish Open – Day 1

Ian Simpson: Winning The Irish Poker Open 2013 – Day 1

Just before the Irish Open 2013 I had been reviewing my year as a sponsored pro after winning the Sole Survivor package last April. I had been given €50,000 in buy ins and really wanted to take the opportunity and prove myself as a … Continue reading

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Aces Bust Aces

No, it’s not a cruel four-flush outdraw, but the exit of Simon ‘Aces’ Trumper, who’s exited pre-dinner break today.  This is a secondhand report, but the eliminator is reported to have been none other than Noel Hayes, climbing steadily.

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Valuuueeee

Kevin Allen extracts maximum value and gets the complement “nice hand” off fellow table mate Dermot Blaine, two players to the river Kh2d6d10d6s Allen first to act leads 6,625 sending the opposing player into the tank for a small dwell … Continue reading

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Just One is Sometimes Too Many to Ask For

It sounds as if the deck has been unhelpful today to Matt Weber.  He’s down to chip fumes after getting opponent Cathal O’Malley all-in on a flop of 5d-Td-3c holding Kc-Tc for top pair.  O’Malley’s Qd-Jd missed a 2s turn … Continue reading

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Eliminations So Far

Quick update on the players eliminated from this years PaddyPowerPoker Irish Open 2013, Joe Cahill/Willie Tann/Eoin Doyle/Peter West Kelly/George Ferguson/Simon Brooks/Wojciech Pijaski Tobias Matuscheck/Trevor Jones/Hamid E Rowshanael/Seamus Birt/Martin Fisher/Simon Truin/Renars Varslavovs/Francesco Conti/Lesley Devine/Roberto Morelli

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Parkinson Lays it Down

A fight broke out over a Jc-4s-3s flop just now between button Padraig Parkinson and early position aggressor Francis McDonald.  Parkinson raised his initial lead of 1,200 to 3,000, but passed when McDonald chucked in 8,200 with barely the bat … Continue reading

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Registration Closed

TD Amanda Fyles has just announced the close of registration and looking at the clock it reads 505 runners which beats last years numbers by three players. With that we’ve also entered a new blind level now running 100/200 493 … Continue reading

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Selected Chip Counts

With 494 players still remaining, it’s going to be the end of Level 4 before you can start checking the excellent (top right) chipcount page, so we’ll be picking up a few stacks per row of tables on each venture … Continue reading

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The Blaine Game

Dermot Blaine is down to a (still very playable) 18,000 after a dramatic three-way pot, caught on the turn when not just leading-out aggressor Blaine, but two others were prepared to throw in a yellow 5,000 chip (plus another 1k) … Continue reading

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First Seat Draw (Late Entries TBC)

Forename Surname Nationality Table Seat Ali Duncan* UK 1 1 Julian Hasse German 1 2 Michael McNelis* UK 1 3 Peter Powell Ireland 1 4 Peter Wiest Kelly 1 5 Richard Leigh Uk 1 6 Ed Roycroft* Ireland 1 7 … Continue reading

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