Andler and Piotrowski Take Titles on First Day of Irish Open Online

The first two champions are crowned in the Irish Open Online on partypoker

With the Irish Open being played online on partypoker for the first time in its history, the festival got off to a flying start yesterday, smashing the guarantees in the first to events and crowning the first champions of the festival.

The overall schedule consists of 22 events with buy-ins ranging from €162 up to €5,200, with the guaranteed prize pools weighing in at more than €2.7 million.

However, that figure looks set to be eclipsed after 441 entrants in the opening event smashed the guarantee, generating a prize pool of €132,300.

With partypoker using real names on the client throughout the Irish Open Online, it was Sweden’s Christopher Andler who took down Event #1: €100,000 GTD 6-Max. He walked away with the top prize of €18,615 seemingly after a four-way deal involving him, runner-up Qi Hu (€18,013), third-place finisher Daniel Kolozsar (€15,780) and fourth-placed Rodrigo Perez (€15,659).

Irish Open Online Event #1 Final Table Payouts

PlacePlayerCountryPayout (EUR)Payout (USD)
1Christopher AndlerSweden€ 18,615$19,918
2Qi HuCanada€ 18,013$19,274
3Daniel KoloszarHungary€ 15,780$16,885
4Rodrigo PerezArgentina€ 15,659$16,755
5Alex LindopUnited Kingdom€ 6,880$7,362
6Anton YakubaUkraine€ 4,366$4,672
Anton Yakuba
Anton Yakuba also finished at the final table of the Irish Open Online Event #1

Other notable players who made it into the money included Jaime Staples (12th - €1,786), Ioannis Angelou-Konstas (26th - €860), Ryan Riess (30th - €860),Tom Middleton (35th - €795), Niklas Astedt (43rd - €695), Dara O’Kearney (46th - €695), Preben Stokkan (51st - €662),Conor Beresford (54th - €662) and Patrick Leonard (57th - €629).

Just 60 players would cash in Event #1, with the UK’s Stephen Johnson the unlucky player to bubble the money.
Others who missed out included Dzmitry Urbanovich, Marvin Rettenmaier, Ludovic Geilich, Jason Tompkins, Jake Cody, Ole Schemion, Stefan Schillhabel and Upeshka De Silva, but we can expect to see more them during the rest of the festival.

Przemyslaw Piotrowski
Przemyslaw Piotrowski won Irish Open Online Event #2

Przemyslaw Piotrowski Wins Irish Open Online Event #2 for €9,749

Meanwhile, there were 335 entries in the Event #2: €30,000 GTD Deepstack, with that guarantee almost doubling to €50,250. In the end, it was Poland’s Przemyslaw Piotrowski walking away with almost €10,000 in prize money as the second winner of the festival.

He defeated Ireland’s Tomas Paiva heads-up, with the Irishman’s €7,035 the best cash by any of his compatriots on the opening day’s action.

Irish Open Online Event #2 Final Table Payouts

PlacePlayerCountryPayout (EUR)Payout (USD)
1Przemyslaw PiotrowskiPoland€ 9,749$10,431
2Tomas PaivaIreland€ 7,035$7,527
3Alex ZeligmanUnited Kingdom€ 4,874$5,215
4Granit ShabaniKosovo€ 3,492$3,736
5Rihards DobelisLatvia€ 3,487$3,731
6Sean HopkinUnited Kingdom€ 1,844$1,973
7Stephen WoodheadUnited Kingdom€ 1,281$1,371
8Alfred KarlssonSweden€ 935$1,000

The tournament lasted just under seven hours, with Martijn Gerrits (16th - €628) and Toby Lewis (22nd - €528) two other notables finishing inside the top 48 players. Unfortunately it was New Zealand’s Luke Martinelli who bubbled in 49th, guaranteeing the remaining field a min-cash of €327.

2020 Irish Open Online Schedule

The Irish Open continues today with four more events including the €265 Hendon Mob Championship which starts at 7 pm (BST) and the €5,200 High Roller that comes with a €500,000 guarantee an hour later at 8 pm (BST).

April 719:00Irish Open Online #03: €15K Gtd PLO Deepstack€162€15,000
 19:00Irish Open Online #04: €19.2K Gtd Heads-Up*€320€19,200
 19:00Irish Open Online #05: €50K Gtd The Hendon Mob Championship€265€50,000
 20:00Irish Open Online #06: €500K Gtd High Roller€5,200€500,000
April 819:00Irish Open Online #07: €1M Gtd Main Event Day 1A€1,100€1,000,000
 20:00Irish Open Online #08: €200K Gtd High Roller€2,100€200,000
 20:00Irish Open Online #09: €50K Gtd Deepstack€162€50,000
 00:00Irish Open Online #10: €30K Gtd America’s Cup€320€30,000
April 919:00Irish Open Online #07: €1M Gtd Main Event Day 1B€1,100€1,000,000
 19:00Irish Open Online #11: €25K Gtd Ladies Event€265€25,000
 20:00Irish Open Online #12: €20K Gtd PLO Deepstack€162€20,000
April 1019:00Irish Open Online #07: €1M Gtd Main Event Day 1C€1,100€1,000,000
 19:00Irish Open Online #13: €15K GtdPLO Deepstack€162€15,000
 20:00Irish Open Online #14: €30K Gtd Deepstack€162€30,000
April 1117:00Irish Open Online #07: €1M Gtd Main Event Day 1D Turbo€1,100€1,000,000
 19:00Irish Open Online #07: €1M Gtd Main Event Day 2  
 19:00Irish Open Online #15: €200K Gtd JP Poker Masters€530€200,000
 19:00Irish Open Online #16: €50K Gtd PLO 6-Max€320€50,000
 20:00Irish Open Online #17: €50K Gtd Bounty (€25 Scalps)€162€50,000
April 1219:00Irish Open Online #07: €1M Gtd Main Event Day Final Day  
 19:00Irish Open Online #18: €100K Gtd NLHE 8-Max€1,050€100,000
 19:00Irish Open Online #19: €50K Gtd PLO 8-Max€1,050€50,000
 19:00Irish Open Online #20: €50K Gtd Liam Flood Memorial 6-Max Turbo€265€50,000
 19:00Irish Open Online #21: €100K Gtd Mini Irish Open€265€100,000
 20:00Irish Open Online #22: €30K Gtd Deepstack Turbo€162€30,000

There's still time to get involved with the Irish Open Online over on partypoker, just download the desktop or mobile client and click the handy Irish Open Online tab in the lobby!

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Will Shillibier is based in the United Kingdom. He started working for PokerNews as a freelance live reporter in 2015 and joined the full-time staff in 2019. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German. He also holds an NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism.

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