Niall Farrell Stages Superb Comeback To Win UKIPT Dublin Main Event
Niall Farrell is a Triple Crown winner having won EPT Malta, WPT Caribbean, and a WSOP bracelet. He now has a UKIPT title to his name after he bested a field 278 entrants in the 2022 UKIPT Dublin Main Event. Farrell collected €54,940 for this latest victory, which takes the Scotsman's live poker tournament lifetime winnings past $6.5 million.
Farrell finished Day 1B second in chips and navigated his way to the six-handed final table fifth in chips, with a stack of 483,000 when the average stack was 1,390,000 and the chip leader, Leon Campbell, held 5,000,000 chips. Farrell used his vast experience with a sprinkling of luck to stage a superb comeback and ultimately become a UKIPT champion.
2022 UKIPT Dublin Main Event Final Table Results
|1||Niall Farrell||United Kingdom||€54,940|
|2||Leon Campbell||United Kingdom||€34,290|
|4||Manish Rawal||United Kingdom||€18,840|
The top 42 finishers won at least €1,530 for the efforts. Such luminaries as David Lappin, Jason Tompkins, Andrew Grimason, and Will Kassouf finished in the money. Kassouf bused in eighth place for €7,450 only days after winning the UKIPT Dublin High Roller event.
Dubliner Richard O'Neill's time at the final table was short-lived because he crashed and burned in sixth place, a finish good for an €11,150. Remus Matache was eliminated in fifth place despite entering the final table as by far the shortest stack. Matache turned his €1,100 buy-in into a career-best €14,500.
The final four became three when Manish Rawal bowed out and got his hands on €18,840. Rawal's previous largest cash tipped the scales at €1,120 so this five-figure score is definitely an upgrade.
Ireland's Greg King busted in third for €24,500, which left Farrell heads-up against Campbell in a one-on-one battle for the title. Campbell has more than $570,000 in live cashes and is a formidable opponent, but Farrell got the job done and his hands on yet another title. Farrell scooped €54,940 leaving Campbell to collect the €34,290 consolation prize.
UKIPT Jets Off to Sunny Malta
Players do not have too long to wait for the next UKIPT stop because the tour heads to St Julians in Malta from June 22. A bustling schedule includes a €1,100 buy-in Main Event and a €5,200 buy-in Super High Roller. Stay tuned to PokerNews for more details.