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(pokernews.com) – Daniel Wilson is the latest in a long list of players who have won the famed Irish Open after he topped a field of 802 players in the 2016 edition. The fantastic victory added €150,000 to his lifetime winnings.
2016 Irish Open Final Table Results
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The fourth and final day’s play commenced at 2 p.m. local time on March 28 with only 14 players in contention for the title. Within 30 minutes of the restart, Rokas Barzdzius, Cristian Ionut, Jay O’Toole, and Stefano Vellisario all busted to leave the tournament on the final table bubble.
An hour later, a straight-over-straight setup hand involving Peter Eichhardt and Michael Conatyresulted in the former being all in and eliminated from the tournament, leaving the final table of nine, with the official final table starting with eight players.
nother 70 minutes passed by without an elimination, with Brian Nolan’s exit halting that pause in seventh place.
A few minutes after Nolan’s demise, a second double elimination occurred. Conaty min-raised to 200,000, Petr Vejmelka reraised all in for 1,710,000 from the button, David Costello then moved all in from the big blind for 2,460,000, and Conaty called to put both all-in players at risk.
Wilson went into the heads-up battle with 14,840,000 chips to Conaty’s 9,025,000. Before a hand was played, they discussed a deal that would leave €6,500 for the eventual winner. Those negotiations broke down and play resumed.
Conaty enjoyed the best of the early confrontations and managed to pull almost level before Wilson made it 500,000 to go early into Level 33 (100,000/200,000/30,000). Conaty responded with a 1,400,000 three-bet, only to see Wilson make it 2,900,000 to continue. Conaty pushed all in for 9,000,000 chips, Wilson called, and the cards were revealed.
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