Category Archives: Irish Open – Day 2

Ian Simpson: Winning The Irish Poker Open 2013 – Day 2

So, starting day two with over 2.5x the average stack was certainly a big advantage. I liked my table draw too. Me and Emma woke up got breakfast and headed downstairs. Some familiar faces from yesterday, and from previous Irish … Continue reading

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Chop it up!

In the last hand of the current level, Eeki Matias Ruponen raised to 13,000 from UTG+1, and action folded around to James Dempsey in the BB, who 3-bet to 36,000. Ruponen thought for a while before calmly counting out a … Continue reading

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Chartier Tenacious

Samuel Chartier, once owner of a dominating stack but recently in short-stack grind mode, has received a full double up courtesy of Kd-Kc on the button.  He had been picking shove spots earlier with no call that I’ve seen so … Continue reading

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Sunday’s side event schedule

Day 2 of our €600 Pot-Limit Omaha tournament has just kicked off here at the Irish Open, while the other two Day 1 side events have already crowned their champions – John Byrne took down the €300 Turbo Hold ‘Em … Continue reading

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Jesper Hansen eliminated in 36th (€9,400)

Those fumes Jesper Hansen was running on have finally dissipated over at one of our outer tables. He moved his 75,500-chip stack across the line from MP, and action folded around to Donal O’Connor on the button. Donal considered his … Continue reading

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Table 2 Lineup and Counts

They’re mixing up the players with increasing regularity.  Here’s the current status of Table 2 (in seat order): Koen De Visscher – 90,000 James Dempsey – 450,000 Mark Shepherd – 280,000 Eeki Matias Ruponen – 455,000 Abdula Atila-Seiar – 180,000 … Continue reading

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Chip Confetti as Deeb Moves Tables

The recent table break to four tables saw Freddy Deeb get nudged, or trip, or otherwise lose control of his chip tray spraying his entire stack in the narrow gangway around the tables.  The carpet, suddenly rich, was the attention … Continue reading

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Fourbet More Bet

Most players still have enough chips to dance the repop tango preflop.  A couple of examples: Kevin Vandersmissen (once chip leader) raised to 10,000, and Jason Wheeler upped it to 23,000.  Back to Vandersmissen, who after a bit of a … Continue reading

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Simon O’Donoghue eliminated in 38th (€8,000)

David Dean has just earned another scalp over at Table 5, this time taking down Simon O’Donoghue. Simon got his sub-100k stack in with A-7 against the A-K of Dean, but couldn’t catch up on a board of Qc-5s-3d-Jc-6c, heading … Continue reading

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Jesper Hansen Running on Fumes

One of the shortest stacks of the final clutch of tables belongs to Jesper Hansen (pictured between a grinning Adam Levy and a levitating Jordan Lewis).  With 120k, he got involved with  two preflop min-raises, bet off both times on … Continue reading

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