Main Event

Event Info

Buy-in €1,100
Players 544
Players Left 2
Average Chip Stack 8,160,000
Total Chips 16,320,000

Level Info

Level 30
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 20,000

Padhraic Mulligan Four-Bet Folds

will_shill • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

Padrhaic Mulligan opened to 54,000 from the hijack. It folded to Sean Prendiville in the big blind who three-bet to 170,000. Mulligan then four-bet to 370,000 and Prendiville asked how much his opponent had behind.

"About five more," replied Mulligan, before watching Prendiville moved all in. Mulligan thought over his options before releasing his cards.

Sean Prendiville ie
Sean Prendiville
ie 1,450,000 420,000
Padhraic Mulligan IE
Padhraic Mulligan
IE 580,000 -398,000

Tags: Padhraic MulliganSean Prendiville

Sacha Lebreton Eliminated in 16th Place (€6,180)

Yardley • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Sacha Lebreton
Sacha Lebreton

Sacha Lebreton moved all in from early position for 400,000 and was called by Gary McGinty.

Lebreton: {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}
McGinty: {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}

The board ran out {j-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{10-Hearts}.

The blow delivered on the flop and no nine to the rescue meant Lebreton was the first to be eliminated today and McGinty claimed another scalp to extend his lead.

Gary McGinty IE
Gary McGinty
IE 3,200,000 250,000
Sacha Lebreton IE
Sacha Lebreton
IE Busted

Tags: Gary McGintySacha Lebreton

Gary McGinty Wins a Small One

will_shill • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

Gary McGinty opened to 48,000 and Andrew Grimason defended his big blind.

The flop came {10-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds} and Grimason check-called a bet of 46,000 from McGinty.

Both players checked the {4-Clubs} turn and Grimason checked the {a-Spades} river. McGinty bet 92,000 and Grimason, with a shake of his head, folded.

Gary McGinty IE
Gary McGinty
IE 2,950,000 115,000
Andrew Grimason ie
Andrew Grimason
ie 1,450,000 -118,000

Tags: Gary McGintyAndrew Grimason

Cards In the Air

Yardley • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

The button has been drawn to seat eight and play has begun at the final day of the PokerStars Festival Dublin Main Event.


Players Ready for PokerStars Festival Dublin Main Event Final Day

Gary McGinty
Gary McGinty

Two tables are ready for action here on the final day of the PokerStars Festival Dublin Main Event. A total of 544 entrants have been whittled down to 16 and they are lead by Gary McGinty.

McGinty appeared nigh on untouchable towards the latter stages of yesterday's play, boosting his stack to almost triple average. He will certainly be a force to be reckoned with when play gets underway at 12:00 local time.

The Regency Hotel will be buzzing with ten of the remaining players being Irish, although four Italians left in the field might also hold some sway with the locals.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for all the action from Dublin as we crown the latest PokerStars Festival winner.

Tags: Gary McGinty

Day 3 Seat Draw

TableSeatNameCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Sacha LebretonIreland400,00016
12Sean PrendivilleIreland1,030,00043
13Edoardo PoggialiItaly372,00016
14Andrew GrimasonIreland1,568,00065
15Padhraic MulliganIreland978,00041
16James O'CallaghanIreland976,00041
17Gary McGintyIreland2,835,000118
18Sean BradleyIreland422,00018
21Florian DutaRomania1,586,00066
22Alexander BrethertonUnited Kingdom767,00032
23Ivan TononiItaly850,00035
24Michael GraydonIreland1,631,00068
25Antonio MeroneItaly969,00040
26Virgilio DiciccoItaly317,00013
27Noel McMahonIreland582,00024
28Sean BradleyIreland422,00018
Main Event
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