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John Gray Wins 2010 Boylepoker IPO


2010 IPO Champion John GrayIrishman John Gray topped a field of 1,293 in the €180 + €20 buy-in International Poker Open to return the title and glory to Irish soil.

Gray beat fellow Irishman Eddie Landy heads up for the top prize of €50,600 from a total prize pool of €252,740, which included €20,000 added by Boylepoker.

Last year it was German Markus Sippe who was the last player standing, but this year it was meant to be for the local contingent with an Irish-dominated final table.

Here is what the final table looked like:

Seat 1: Leon Pascal (French) 790,000
Seat 2: Eddie Landy (Irish) 2,945,000
Seat 3: Daniel Ward (English) 555,000
Seat 4: Conor Reddy (Irish) 890,000
Seat 5: John Gray (Irish) 790,000
Seat 6: Aidan Connolly (Irish) 1,725,000
Seat 7: Craig Borrer (English) 595,000
Seat 8: Gavin Flynn (Irish) 2,225,000
Seat 9: Vincent Cosgrove (Irish) 800,000

Day 2, the final day, took nine hours and 21 minutes to play out and 121 players received a payout. The last hand came with Gray’s pocket jacks versus Landy’s 10Diamond Suit 4Diamond Suit on an AClub Suit QDiamond Suit 8Heart Suit 7Diamond Suit board, with Landy needing a diamond on the river for a flush. However the final card was the 3Spade Suit, and Landy finished in second place for €33,683.

Gray said, “I feel great, it’s a bit surreal. I don’t know what to think, I can’t believe it but it will probably sink in tomorrow.”

Here are the final table results and payouts:

1: John Gray ⎯ €50,600
2: Eddie Landy ⎯ €33,683
3: Aidan Connolly ⎯ €23,538
4: Gavin Flynn ⎯ €17,735
5: Vincent Cosgrave ⎯ €13,944
6: Conor Reddy ⎯ €11,416
7: Craig Borrer ⎯ €9,395
8: Leon Pascal ⎯ €7,057
9: Daniel Ward ⎯ €4,618

The Boylepoker IPO took place from Oct. 15 to 17 (including two starting days) at the Regency Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. Europe’s largest live poker tournament was filled to the brim with a mix of amateurs, semi-professionals, online qualifiers, and legends of the game. Some big names spotted throughout the weekend included Marty Smyth, Neil Channing, Surinder Sunar, Liam Flood, Paul Marrow, Andy Black, “Mad” Marty Wilson, Padraig Parkinson, and Jessie May.