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Live Updates March 28
Live Updates March 28
Day 1 Completed

End of Sunday Updates - See You Next Week!

William Kassouf
William Kassouf

Eight hours after the blog started, PokerNews saw partypoker Ambassador Jason Koon take down this week's The High Roller Big Game for $76,189 but Day 1a of the Irish Open Main Event is still going strong with 255 players left in a field of 822 entries.

But only 123 players will make it through to Day 2 on Monday, April 5 so they still have a bit left to go.

Will Kassouf is sitting in the top spot right now, followed by Harald Sammer, Andreas Puntigam, Mark Radoja, and Laszlo Bujtas in the top five.

Other familiar names in the current top twenty include Justus Held, Dietrich Fast, Cathal Shine, Kevin Parkes, Georgios Zisimopoulos, Bartha Tudor, and Niklas Astedt.

Come back to PokerNews tomorrow to find out who claimed the Day 1a chip lead in the end as the Sunday live updates blog comes to an end. Join us again next week for another Sunday on partypoker!

Win Up To $500 Extra With partypoker's Hot Tables

partypoker Hot Tables
partypoker Hot Tables

There is a brand new promotion to get involved with over at partypoker that goes by the name of Hot Tables. This promotion makes it possible to win up to $500 extra from pots whenever you play cash games or fastforward poker.

There is no opting in required for the Hot Tables promotion, you simply head to no-limit hold’em or pot-limit Omaha cash and fastforward tables with stakes between $0.05/$0.10 and $0.50/$1.

Thousands of tables are randomly selected each day to become Hot Tables for a hand. partypoker adds between one and 500 big blinds to the pot which the winner of the hand takes away with them in addition to the pot. This means it is possible to win up to $500 extra if you are a $0.50/$1 player.

Learn how to join the Hot Tables on partypoker

partypoker Ambassador Jason Koon Wins The High Roller Big Game for $76,189

Jason Koon
Jason Koon

partypoker Ambassador Jason Koon has just taken down this week's The High Roller Big Game for $76,189 by defeating Aleks Dimitrov heads-up.

In the final hand of the night, Dimitrov shoved for 12,376,618 from the button and Koon called with the monster chip lead.

Aleks Dimitrov: {k-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}
Jason Koon: {a-Clubs}{10-Hearts}

The board ran out {9-Spades}{7-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{2-Spades}{10-Spades} for Dimitrov to flop a pair of nines but for Koon to river the higher pair to claim the win.

The High Roller Big Game Final Table Results March 28

1Jason KoonUnited States$76,189
2Aleks DimitrovBulgaria$49,025
3Claas SegebrechtGermany$33,637
4Aleksejs PonakovsLatvia$23,785
5Andrii NovakUkraine$17,649
6Jelle MoeneNetherlands$14,122
7Wiktor MalinowskiRussia$11,938
8Cédric SchwaederleFrance$10,148
9Joris RuijsNetherlands$8,415

Other players who have cashed tonight include Tyler Cornell, Christopher Puetz, Damian Salas, Rok Gostisa, Elio Fox, partypoker Ambassador Patrick Leonard, Pedro Garagnani, Ioannis Angelou-Konstas, Benjamin Rolle, Luc Greenwood, Dwayne Sluis.

Will You Become partypoker’s Legend of the Week?

partypoker Legend of the Week
partypoker Legend of the Week

The Daily Legends tournaments at partypoker have proven to be hugely popular thanks to their player-friendly formats. partypoker has slashed the late registration period, limited re-entries, and devised a structure that allows players to head to bed at a reasonable time without turning the tournament into a crap shoot.

Now is the time to try out some of those Daily Legends tournaments because partypoker has launched its Legend of the Week promotion that adds $60,000 worth of value to its Daily Legends schedule every week.

Legend of the Week sees you earn points for playing in selected Daily Legends tournaments from Monday through Saturday. Points are awarded for playing the eligible tournaments, but you earn far more by reaching a final table or by going all the way and becoming a Daily Legends champion.

Learn how to become a legend at partypoker

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One of the most viewed poker streamers on Twitch, with over 146,000 followers. Tune in to watch Canadian pro Jaime Staples take to the online felt.

Irish Open Main Event Day 1a Registration Closed


The late registration period of Day 1a of the Irish Open Main Event has closed with 822 entries to create a contribution of €822,000 towards the €1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.

There are currently 439 players left in the field with play slated to end when there are 123 players left.

Yulian Bogdanov is ahead of the rest with Michael Healy, Rob Van Der Woude, Ivan Tononi, and Artsiom Prostak completing the top five.

Final Table of The High Roller Big Game Underway

The High Roller Final Table March 28
The High Roller Final Table March 28

Tyler Cornell had shoved from under the gun for 7,428,927 and the action folded to partypoker Ambassador Jason Koon in the big blind with the bigger stack who made the call.

Tyler Cornell: {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs}
Jason Koon: {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}

The board ran out {10-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} for Koon to hold with the higher kicker to burst the final table bubble and grab the chip lead.

Koon is joined by Aleks Dimitrov, Andrii Novak, Jelle Moen, Cédric Schwaederle, Wiktor Malinowski, Joris Ruijs and Claas Segebrecht. They have all secured at least $8,415 but will all be targeting the top prize of $76,189.

Irish Open Main Event Day 1a Update


In about 15 minutes, the late registration period of Day 1a of the Irish Open Main Event will close. There are currently 797 entries in the tournament with €797,000 collected towards the €1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool which means that the tournament is well on its way to easily surpass the guarantee.

Currently leading the pack is Yulian Bogdanov, he is followed by [b]Ivan Tononi[;/b], [b]Artsion Prostak[/b], [b]Scott Hill[/b], and [b]Ilya Anatsky[/b] in the top five.

Ole Schemion Bubbles The High Roller Big Game


Ole Schemion just bubbled The High Roller Big Game which means that the remaining 20 players have secured at least $5,504. But they will all be eyeing up that first-place prize of $76,189.

Aleks Dimitrov is ahead of the rest but is narrowly followed by Joris Ruijs. partypoker Ambassador Jason Koon is sitting in third place with Patrick Leonard in in tenth place.