|Buy-In:||$2,716 + $340|
Dave Pollock limped in on the button and Patrick Clarke checked his option from the big blind. The flop fell K72 and Clarke checked. Pollock bet 350,000 and Clarke check-raised to 800,000. In the blink of an eye, Pollock moved all in and Clarke called.
Clarke tabled K8 and is way ahead of Pollock’s Q7. Clarke needs to fade five outs for the Irish Open title and he does just that as the 4 peels off on the turn and the J falls on the river.
Clarke also takes home the Sole Survivor title and earns an extra €50,000 to his total, bringing his total prize money for the day to €250,000. Pollock finishes second, but earned himself a free entry to the 2015 Irish Open along with his €130,500 that he earned for his runner-up finish.
The blinds have been increased to 80,000/160,000 and during heads-up play, levels will be 30 minutes long.
With the elimination of Liam Chevalier the final heads-up battle is set, with the €200,000 first-place prize, the title, the trophy and the €50,000 Sole Survivor bonus on the line.
Here is a look at the chip counts:
Patrick Clarke – 8,370,000
David Pollock – 3,740,000
Liam Chevalier min-raised on the button to 120,000 and Patrick Clarke three-bet to 725,000 from the small blind. Dave Pollock folded his big blind and Chevalier moved all in. Clarke called and the hands were tabled.
Clarke was a big favorite when he showed 88 against Chevalier’s 44. The flop was KK9 and Chevalier was still searching for a four.
The 10 on the turn gave Chevalier a few chop outs with a ten or a nine counterfeiting both players’ pocket pairs, but the J on the river sent the pot to Clarke and only left two players alive in the Irish Open.
Players are back from dinner and the blinds have been increased to 6,000/12,000 with a 10,000 ante.
The final three players are taking a 45 minute dinner break. Here are a look at the chip counts:
Liam Chevalier – 6,000,000
Patrick Clarke – 3,800,000
David Pollock – 2,400,000
Thomas O’Shea raises on the button to 550,000 and Patrick Clarke three-bets all in from the small blind. Dave Pollock folds his big blind and O’Shea puts in the last of his 1,500,000 stack.
O’Shea shows Q9 and is slightly behind Clarke’s A10. The board ran out J3268 and O’Shea fails to find a pair to leave the final table three-handed. He takes home €73,800 for his final table appearance.
Dave Pollock raised to 250,000 and called an all in jam from Thomas O’Shea for approximately 1,000,000.
Pollock was way out in front with his A8 against O’Shea’s A6. The flop put O’Shea out in front with a flop of A63, giving him top two pair. The 2 turn card kept O’Shea in the lead and the 3 on the river sealed his double up.
Pollock drops to 1,750,000 in chips and O’Shea doubles up to 1,950,000.
Liam Chevalier limps in from the small blind and Thomas O’Shea checks his option in the big blind. The flop was Q63 and both players checked to see the 5 turn card. Chevalier lead out for 150,000, O’Shea moved all in, and Chevalier snap-called.
Chevalier shows Q6, giving him top two pair and O’Shea showed Q4, giving him top pair and an open ended straight draw. The river is the 8 and Chevalier doubles up to just under 4,000,000 while O’Shea slips to 1,100,000.
Thomas O’Shea raised to 400,000 and called an all in shove for 1,300,000 from Oliver Lynch. Lynch showed AK and was in the lead against O’Shea’s Js10s. The flop put O’Shea in the lead with a flop of 1065 and Lynch’s big slick would now need to find a pair.
The turn and river brought neither for Lynch with the 5s on the turn and the Q on the river. Lynch was eliminated in fifth place and will take home €54,300 for his efforts in Dublin.
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