Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
Eight hours after this week's blog started,Alex Foxen has taken down The High Roller Big Game for $71,925 by defeating Timothy Adams heads-up but Day 1b of the Irish Open Main Event is still going with 252 players left in a field of 804 entries.
More than half still needs to get eliminated as 121 players will make it through to Day 2 on Monday, April 5 so they still have a long road ahead of them.
Marc Macdonnell is sitting nicely in the top spot right now. He is joined in the top five by Luke Geater, Preben Stokkan, Foxen, and Vitalii Pankov.
Other familiar names in the current top twenty include Laszlo Molnar, Cristian Sampaoli, Rafael Moraes, Daniel Smyth, Juan Pardo Dominguez, Nick Maimone, and Stoyan Obreshkov.
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Timothy Adams shoved for around 6 big blinds from the button and Alex Foxen made the call with the bigger stack.
The board ran out for Adams to turn the gutshot to a straight but for Foxen to stay ahead and even river top pair to claim the win.
Foxen walks away with this week's win for $71,925.
The High Roller Big Game Final Table Results April 4
|1||Alex Foxen||United States||$71,925|
|4||Barry Hutter||United States||$26,250|
There are currently 294 players left in Day 1b of the Irish Open Main Event with some hours of play left in the day as only 121 of them will make it through to Day 2.
Ireland's own Marc Macdonnell is in the lead followed by Cristian Sampaoli, Maxim Mamonov, Rafael Moraes, and Alex Foxen who is also playing heads-up against Timothy Adams in The High Roller Big Game right now.
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The late registration and reentry period of Day 1b of the Irish Open Main Event has just closed with 804 entries to add €802,000 to the €822,000 which had already been collected on Day 1a.
This means that the original €1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool has been crushed as €1,626,000 has been brought in already with a turbo flight still to take place on Monday at 2:05 p.m. GMT.
More than half of the field is still left in the tournament with the day slated to end when there are 121 players left.
Andrei Kozlenko is in pole position right now, followed by Marc Macdonnell, Daniel Smiljkovic, Mark Doyle, and Carlos Chadha-Villamarin in the top five.
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Simon Higgins had gotten his last chips in from the small blind and was looked up by Barry Hutter in the big blind with the bigger stack.
The board read by the time all the cards had been dealt for Hutter to flop top pair to burst another bubble, this time for the final table.
In 40 minutes, the late registration and reentry period in Day 1b of the Irish Open Main Event will close.
The tournament has already attracted 724 entries with 501 of them still left in the field. This means that the total prize pool has already surpassed the €1,500,000 mark as 822 were collected on Day 1a.
Artem Vezhenkov is in the lead. He is followed by Mark Doyle, Jozsef Liskovics, Ville Jantunen, and Marc Macdonnell.