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CPPT II - Paddy Power Irish Open

€2,250 No-Limit Hold'em


Dave Pollock Leads Unofficial Final Table

After three days of poker at the 2014 Paddy Power Irish Open, the unofficial final table is set and Dave Pollock is the chip leader heading into the final day of play (Note: A final ...

Buy-In: $1,000 + $100
Prize Pool: $284,130
Entrants: 287

$1,100 No-Limit Hold'em $250K Guarantee

  • Dec 13, '13 - Dec 16, '13


Updates on Final Day (Dec 16, 13)


Luke Brereton Scores a Double Knock Out

Brian HastingsLuke Brereton has eliminated both Brian Hastings and Tom Gleason in a single hand.

Brereton raised to 50,000 from middle position and Hastings moved all in from the hijack for about 350,000. Action folded around to Tom Gleason in the big blind who moved all in for less. Brereton called and the hands were tabled.

Brereton – AClub SuitKHeart Suit
Hastings – 4Diamond Suit4Club Suit
Gleason – QHeart SuitQSpade Suit

The board ran out ASpade SuitKClub Suit8Club Suit9Club Suit6Club Suit and Brereton raked in the pot.

Tom GleasonBecause he entered the hand with the larger stack, Hastings will finish in 7th while the 8th place payout will go to Gleason.

7th – Brian Hastings – $9,947
8th – Tom Gleason – $7,842

Player Tags: Brian Hastings,   Tom Gleason

Gerard Donaghy Eliminated In 9th ($6,257)

Gerard DonaghyGerard Donaghy had a terribly small stack and it was no surprise when he dumped it into the middle with an all-in bet from the high jack. McNulty raised to 175,000 from the cutoff.

No one called.

The cards were tabled and Donaghy had 5Spade Suit 4Club Suit, while McNulty was holding the KDiamond Suit QClub Suit. There was no help for the small cards as the board ran out 10Heart Suit 3Club Suit 3Diamond Suit 8Club Suit 2Club Suit.

Donaghy hit the rail, but didn’t seem immiserated. He was in an a freeroll thanks to the Palm Beach Kennel Club. He has been doing super well in the daily tournaments here.

“Not too bad for a complete freeroll.” Luke Brereton said as Donaghy made his exit.

Player Tags: John McNulty,   Gerard Donaghy

Ian O'Hara, Brian Hastings Both Double

Ian O’Hara had his 284,000 into the middle with pocket sixes against Luke Brereton’s pocket nines. However, the flop fell 6-6-5, giving O’Hara quads.

The very next hand, Brian Hastings shoved for 211,000 with J-J and was called by the K-Q off suit of Gerard Donaghy. The jacks held, and Hastings had more chips.

Player Tags: Brian Hastings,   Ian O'Hara,   Luke Brereton

Evan Teitelbaum Doubles, Cripples Gerard Donaghy

Evan TeitelbaumEvan Teitelbaum has doubled up in a monster pot with Gerard Donaghy.

Donaghy raised to 45,000 form middle position and Evan Teitelbaum called from the big blind to see a flop of ASpade Suit QClub Suit JSpade Suit. Teitelbaum check-called Donaghy’s 106,000 bet to see the KSpade Suit on the turn. Teitelbaum then bet 345,000 and Donaghy called to see the 4Heart Suit on the river. Teitelbaum then announced he was all-in for 506,000. Donaghy checked his cards and called.

Teitelbaum has turned an Ace-high flush holding ASpade Suit 8Spade Suit and smashed Donaghy’s two pair of Queens and Jacks.

Donaghy is down to about 260,000 while Teitelbaum now has around 1.5 million.

“You are about where you were yesterday,” Brian Hastings said in reference to Teitelbaum’s Day 2 chiplead.

Player Tags: Gerard Donaghy

Gerard Donaghy Picks Off Evan Teitelbaum Bluff

On a flop of KHeart Suit JSpade Suit 3Club Suit, Evan Teitelbaum bet 82,000, and Gerard Donaghy made the call. The turn brought the AHeart Suit.

Action went check-check.

The JClub Suit on the river prompted a 180,000-chip bet from Donaghy.

Teitelbaum instantly folded. Donaghy tabled K-10 for two pair.

Player Tags: Gerard Donaghy,   Evan Teitelbaum

Brain Hastings Rivers Quads to Stay Alive

Brian HastingsAccording to Luke Brereton, Brian Hastings “just won’t die.”

On Day 2 Hastings was short-stacked and all-in for his tournament life twice and twice rivered a straight to stay alive. Today, it appears things will be no different.

Eric Blair raised from the cutoff with JDiamond Suit JClub Suit and Hastings shoved all-in for his last 110,000 from the button with AClub Suit 4Spade Suit.

Hastings picked up a monster flop when the dealer spread AHeart Suit ADiamond Suit KSpade Suit and Blair was drawing thin to secure the first knock out of the final table. After the 7Club Suit opened on the turn Hastings was in even better shape to double up and the table watched in astonishment as the ASpade Suit fell on the river to Hastings Quad-Aces.

“He just won’t die,” Brereton said as Hastings chipped up.

Player Tags: Brian Hastings,   Eric Blair,   Luke Brereton

Eric Blair Doubles Through Brian Hastings

Eric Blair had the button and shoved for 487,000. Brian Hastings, who was in the blinds, put his chips into the middle. The cards were tabled.

Blair: 8-8

Hastings: ASpade Suit 5Spade Suit

The board ran out KClub Suit 7Spade Suit 4Heart Suit KSpade Suit 4Club Suit, and Blair doubled up to nearly 1 million, while Hastings was down to around 140,000.

Player Tags: Brian Hastings,   Eric Blair

Gerard Donaghy Gets No Callers

Gerard DonaghyGerard Donaghy will not be making his exit at this time.

Donaghy raised to 45,000 from the hijack seat and John McNulty three-bet to 150,000 from the cutoff. Luke Brereton thought a couple of moments before four-betting to 200,000 from the button.

Donaghy snap-shoved all-in for 647,000 and it was McNulty’s turn to ponder his next move.

“How much do you have,” McNulty asked Brereton.

Brereton replied with a shrug and said “About 1.2.”

McNulty decided to let his cards go, Brereton did the same and Donaghy added a few more chips to his stack.


Level Up

The remaining nine are now grinding with blinds at 10,000-20,000 with a 3,000 ante.

The average stack is 796,667.


Chips for McNulty

John McNultyLuke Brereton raised to 38,000 from the big blind and John McNulty called from the small blind. The flop was dealt KHeart Suit4Heart Suit2Diamond Suit and McNulty check-called Brereton’s 40,000 bet.

The turn brought the JDiamond Suit and McNulty again check-called, this time Brereton’s 84,000 bet. The river was the AHeart Suit and both players checked.

McNulty revealed AClub SuitJClub Suit and took the pot.

Player Tags: John McNulty,   Luke Brereton
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