€175 Main Event - Road to PSPC
€175 Main Event - Road to PSPC
Day 1a Completed

Moneymaker Advances from Moneymaker's Road to PSPC 2020 Dublin Day 1a

will_shill • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Chris Moneymaker tussled late on with Day 1a chip leader Drew Dwyer
Chris Moneymaker tussled late on with Day 1a chip leader Drew Dwyer

Just 68 players advanced from Day 1a of Moneymaker's Road to PSPC 2020 here at the Bonnington Hotel in Dublin and Chris Moneymaker himself will be joining them in Day 2. He was one of the 301 players who joined the first flight of the tournament and survived 14 levels to bag up at the end of the night.

He didn't have it all his own way, scoring some crucial doubles along the way only to lose a critical pot late on but he will have a day off to work out exactly how to increase his stack of 43,000 in search of another cash on his own tour!

The late pot came against Drew Dwyer who already sat on a stack of well over 250,000, but a late clash moved him over 400,000 and into the overall chip lead! In a four-bet pot pre-flop, he shoved an eight-high flop and got Mahmood Rasheed to commit all his chips to the pot with pocket nines.

However, Dwyer held pocket aces and they held meaning he bagged up 405,000 as the only player above 400,000 in chips.

Meanwhile, at the outer tables, Darren Carroll (333,000) and Gary Stokes (314,000) were the only other players to bag up over 300,000 in chips for Day 2 which gets underway on Sunday (12pm). Other players who bagged include 2018 Platinum Pass winners Blair Payne (94,500) and Chris Martin (51,000) along with Shawn Morales (275,000), Gareth McMahon (272,000) and Sammy O'Brien (268,000).

Moneymaker's Road to PSPC 2020 Dublin
Moneymaker's Road to PSPC 2020 Dublin

Those unlucky to bust on Day 1a such as Paul Leckey, Andy Black, Padraig Parkinson, Janos Jeszek, Rory Cartwright, Martin Olali and Tom Parsons will have two flights remaining to join the 68 players advancing. Day 1b gets underway at 1pm local time, with a turbo 15-minute level Day 1c starting at 8pm.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for continued coverage of Moneymaker's Road to PSPC 2020 right here in Dublin

Tags: Andy BlackBlair PayneChris MartinChris MoneymakerGareth McMahonGary StokesJanos JeszekMartin OlaliPadraig ParkinsonPaul LeckeyTom Parsons

End of Day 1a Chip Counts (full)

will_shill • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Drew Dwyer IE
Drew Dwyer
IE 405,000 405,000
Darren Carroll IE
Darren Carroll
IE 333,000 333,000
Gary Stokes ie
Gary Stokes
ie 314,000 154,000
Shawn Morales gb
Shawn Morales
gb 275,000 83,000
Gareth McMahon ie
Gareth McMahon
ie 272,000 152,000
Sammy O'Brien
Sammy O'Brien
Sergejus Jakovlevas LT
Sergejus Jakovlevas
LT 237,000 237,000
Eirimas Livonas lt
Eirimas Livonas
lt 237,000 237,000
Barnie Bradley IE
Barnie Bradley
IE 220,000 15,000
Pawel Madynski PL
Pawel Madynski
PL 195,000 -52,000
Matthew Gilmartin
Matthew Gilmartin
191,000 191,000
Gary Byrne IE
Gary Byrne
IE 190,000 30,000
Kieran Mcivor
Kieran Mcivor
183,000 183,000
Tomás Glynn IE
Tomás Glynn
IE 170,500 170,500
Neil O'Reilly IE
Neil O'Reilly
IE 165,000 137,000
Eamonn Connolly IE
Eamonn Connolly
IE 163,000 163,000
Noel O'Brien
Noel O'Brien
Niall Murphy IE
Niall Murphy
IE 158,000 158,000
Remigiusz Hajduk PL
Remigiusz Hajduk
PL 154,000 105,000
Gavin Gallagher IE
Gavin Gallagher
IE 152,000 152,000
Johnathen Mccullagh IE
Johnathen Mccullagh
IE 150,000 150,000
Shane McElhinney IE
Shane McElhinney
IE 144,000 -1,000
Christopher Knight GB
Christopher Knight
GB 141,000 141,000
Matthew Mcardle GB
Matthew Mcardle
GB 141,000 141,000
Roy Keating IE
Roy Keating
IE 140,000 140,000

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Last Three Hands

will_shill • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

There will be three more hands before players bag up ahead of Day 2.

Tait Eliminated

will_shill • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Chris Moneymaker with Robert Tait
Chris Moneymaker with Robert Tait

Dressed in the finest tartan kilt, Robert Tait is clear to see from across the poker tournament floor. Sadly, he's just been eliminated after failing to stay above water.

"I had 140,000 and was getting ace-jack, ace-queen and ace-king but had to fold them on the flop because everyone was mean!" he told PokerNews "I was down to 16 bigs and I jammed the cutoff with ace-jack and another player snapped with nines.

"I hit the ace and the turn's the nine. I've got a bullet for tomorrow, but I was hoping to have tomorrow off! It's just disappointing that we had 140,000. I should have just gone to bed!

"I didn't play bad. I was just getting the hands, but not getting the flops!"

Robert Tait ie
Robert Tait
ie Busted

Tags: Robert Tait


Late Double for Coyle

will_shill • Level 13: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante

Paul Coyle moved all in for 23,500 from middle position and was called by a single player.

Paul Coyle: {a-Spades}{5-Hearts}
Opponent: {k-Clubs}{q-Spades}

Coyle was in a good position and flopped top pair on the {a-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{2-Spades} flop. The turn {9-Diamonds} and river {9-Spades} changed nothing and he doubled up.

Paul Coyle IE
Paul Coyle
IE 50,000

Tags: Paul Coyle



will_shill • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

Players are going on their last 20-minute break of the day. When they return there will be two levels remaining in the day before players bag up for Day 2.