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  • Apr 18, '14 - Apr 21, '14


Updates on Final Day (Apr 21, 14)


Dave Pollock Eliminated in 2nd Place (€130,500), Patrick Clarke Wins 2014 Irish Open (€200,000)

Patrick ClarkeDave Pollock limped in on the button and Patrick Clarke checked his option from the big blind. The flop fell KSpade Suit7Spade Suit2Heart Suit 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 KDiamond Suit8Diamond Suit and is way ahead of Pollock’s QSpade Suit7Club Suit. Clarke needs to fade five outs for the Irish Open title and he does just that as the 4Heart Suit peels off on the turn and the JHeart Suit 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.


Level 33

The blinds have been increased to 80,000/160,000 and during heads-up play, levels will be 30 minutes long.


Heads-Up Chip Counts

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 Eliminated in Third Place (€97,500)

Liam ChevalierLiam 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 8Spade Suit8Diamond Suit against Chevalier’s 4Heart Suit4Club Suit. The flop was KDiamond SuitKSpade Suit9Heart Suit and Chevalier was still searching for a four.

The 10Spade Suit on the turn gave Chevalier a few chop outs with a ten or a nine counterfeiting both players’ pocket pairs, but the JHeart Suit on the river sent the pot to Clarke and only left two players alive in the Irish Open.


Level 32

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 Eliminated in 4th Place (€73,800)

Thomas O'SheaThomas 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 QClub Suit9Club Suit and is slightly behind Clarke’s AHeart Suit10Club Suit. The board ran out JSpade Suit3Diamond Suit2Club Suit6Heart Suit8Heart Suit 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.

Player Tags: Thomas O'Shea

Thomas O'Shea Doubles Through Dave Pollock

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 AHeart Suit8Diamond Suit against O’Shea’s ADiamond Suit6Club Suit. The flop put O’Shea out in front with a flop of AClub Suit6Diamond Suit3Spade Suit, giving him top two pair. The 2Club Suit turn card kept O’Shea in the lead and the 3Heart Suit on the river sealed his double up.

Pollock drops to 1,750,000 in chips and O’Shea doubles up to 1,950,000.

Player Tags: Thomas O'Shea

Liam Chevalier Doubles Through Thomas O'Shea

Liam Chevalier limps in from the small blind and Thomas O’Shea checks his option in the big blind. The flop was QSpade Suit6Club Suit3Spade Suit and both players checked to see the 5Club Suit turn card. Chevalier lead out for 150,000, O’Shea moved all in, and Chevalier snap-called.

Chevalier shows QHeart Suit6Heart Suit, giving him top two pair and O’Shea showed QDiamond Suit4Spade Suit, giving him top pair and an open ended straight draw. The river is the 8Heart Suit and Chevalier doubles up to just under 4,000,000 while O’Shea slips to 1,100,000.


Oliver Lynch Eliminated in 5th Place (€54,500)

Oliver LynchThomas O’Shea raised to 400,000 and called an all in shove for 1,300,000 from Oliver Lynch. Lynch showed AHeart SuitKSpade Suit and was in the lead against O’Shea’s Js10s. The flop put O’Shea in the lead with a flop of 10Club Suit6Diamond Suit5Diamond Suit and Lynch’s big slick would now need to find a pair.

The turn and river brought neither for Lynch with the 5Spade Suits on the turn and the QSpade Suit on the river. Lynch was eliminated in fifth place and will take home €54,300 for his efforts in Dublin.

Player Tags: Oliver Lynch
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