2020 Unibet Open Dublin

€1,100 Main Event
Day: 1a
Event Info

2020 Unibet Open Dublin

Final Results
Martin Olali
Winning Hand
Event Info
Level Info
150,000 / 300,000
Players Info - Day 1a
Players Left

€1,100 Main Event

Day 1a Completed

Mark Muldoon and Max Silver Lead 24 Players Through Day 1a, Andy Black Bags Top 10 Stack

Level 10 : 1,000/1,500, 1,500 ante
Max Silver, 2nd in Chips from Day 1a
Max Silver, 2nd in Chips from Day 1a

After 10 full levels of play, 24 of the original 83 entries still had chips in front of them. The player with the biggest stack at the end of the night was local Irish player Mark Muldoon who bagged up a massive stack of 246,000. The other person to bag more than 200k was the United Kingdom's Max Silver, who ended the day with 213,000.

Action kicked off at noon on Thursday for the first chance at Unibet Open glory, and entries were brisk right from the start. By the time the first break rolled around after two levels of play, there were already more than 60 entries on the board, including the poker monk himself, Andy Black. Black was in action from the start of the day, and managed to finish the day with a top 10 stack of 143,000.

Black and Silver weren't the only "big names" in action on Day 1a. Viktor Blom is a special guest to this series, and kicked his weekend off well with a win in the opening Battle Royale. He wasn't quite as lucky in Day 1a however, ending his run early. No doubt he'll be back to take a second crack at the prizes in the Day 1c turbo heat late on Friday.

By the time registration closed, a total of 83 players had taken their shot, but fewer than 50 were still playing a stack. Mark Muldoon, who finished the day top in chips, got there through a late day surge. He was in action from the start of the day, and flirted with the top 10 stacks for much of the day post-dinner, but it wasn't till the final couple of levels that he made his move to the top of the list.

Silver took a similar route, though he spent much of the first few levels across the room on the High Roller final table. He finished fourth in that event, and immediately jumped into the Main during level 5. He slowly build his stack through the day and wasn't even in the top ten when the final break began, but over the next two levels built his stack to second place.

Andy Black in Day 1a of 2020 Unibet Open Dublin
Andy Black in Day 1a of 2020 Unibet Open Dublin

Andy Black was in action right from the start of the day as well, and spent most of the day in the top 10 for chips. He was typically active and vocal throughout the day, joking with table mates while he amassed the seventh place stack of 143,000. Among the other notables to make it through the first Day 1 were Dex de Jong (160,500), John Gough (122,500), and Unibet Ambassador Espen Jorstad (77,500). Among the notables who couldn't make it through the day were Alexandre Reard, who was the last player to bust on Day 1a, as well as Mateusz Moolhuizen, Aurelie Reard and online qualifier Henrik Tellving.

The second chance to get into Day 2 of the 2020 Unibet Open Dublin runs starting at noon Friday. Its only open to new entries as players who tried and failed in Day 1a will have to wait for Day 1c to take a second shot at the prizes. Expected in Friday's action will be Unibet Ambassadors David Lappin, Dara O'Kearney, and Monica Waka. Tune in to PokerNews for action from the floor all day long.

Tags: Andy BlackDara O'KearneyDavid LappinEspen JorstadHenrik TellvingMark MuldoonMax SilverViktor BlomMateusz Moolhuizen

Final Chips for Day 1a (full)

Level 10 : 1,000/1,500, 1,500 ante

A total of 24 players advanced from Day 1a, out of the original 83 entries. The final 24 chip stacks from the first starting flight are below.

Those 24 players have now bagged up their chips for Saturday's Day 2, but there are still two more chances to bag a stack to Day 2. New players can register for Day 1b, which starts at noon on Friday, and anyone who busted Day 1a or busts Day 1b tomorrow is welcome to re-enter the turbo Day 1c flight starting at 9PM. That turbo flight is also open to new players of course, but its the last chance for players who bust one of the other Day 1s to try a second time.

PokerNews will be on the ground to bring you the action from both Day 1b and Day 1c, so stay tuned for more action from the 2020 Unibet Open Dublin.

Player Chips Progress
Mark Muldoon gb
Mark Muldoon
246,000 121,000
Max Silver gb
Max Silver
WSOP 1X Winner
213,000 33,000
Alex Hendriks nl
Alex Hendriks
182,000 72,000
Dex de Jong nl
Dex de Jong
160,500 30,500
Wim Anne Wesselink nl
Wim Anne Wesselink
160,000 107,000
Aku Oskari Uotila fi
Aku Oskari Uotila
144,000 44,000
Andy Black ie
Andy Black
143,000 22,000
Tomas Geleziunas lt
Tomas Geleziunas
135,000 90,000
John Gough ie
John Gough
122,500 12,500
Pasi Kakkonen fi
Pasi Kakkonen
109,000 -1,000
Aage Reerslev se
Aage Reerslev
87,500 3,500
Oliver White gb
Oliver White
86,500 21,500
Ronnie Espensen dk
Ronnie Espensen
79,500 20,500
Espen Uhlen Jorstad no
Espen Uhlen Jorstad
77,500 -22,500
Nicholas Newport ie
Nicholas Newport
67,500 -7,500
Tiago Santos pt
Tiago Santos
64,500 -9,500
Antti Salmela fi
Antti Salmela
53,000 -14,000
Michael Muldoon gb
Michael Muldoon
46,500 -63,500
Tim Farrelly us
Tim Farrelly
46,500 -1,500
Toni Englund se
Toni Englund
34,500 -16,500
Tom Veenhuysen nl
Tom Veenhuysen
34,000 -8,000
Domantas Klimciauskas lt
Domantas Klimciauskas
25,000 -95,000
Edward Swales gb
Edward Swales
12,500 -57,500

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De Jong Gets Paid on River

Level 10 : 1,000/1,500, 1,500 ante

The board of {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{8-Spades} was already on the felt, and Max Silver was facing a bet of 11,000 from Dex de Jong. He went into the tank for quite awhile, muttering to himself before he finally made the call.

de Jong showed down {9-Clubs}{7-Clubs} for the turned flush, and Silver mucked his hand.

Player Chips Progress
Max Silver gb
Max Silver
WSOP 1X Winner
180,000 109,000
Dex de Jong nl
Dex de Jong

Tags: Dex de JongMax Silver

Final Level of Play for Day 1a

Level 10 : 1,000/1,500, 1,500 ante

The tournament clock has just clicked over into Level 10, which will be the final level of the night. After about 60 more minutes of play, the remaining players will bag up their chips to wait for Saturday's Day 2.

Players who didn't make the cut on Day 1a still have two more chances, both on Friday. Day 1b plays with the same structure as Day 1a at noon on Friday, while Day 1c plays as a turbo with 20 minute blinds starting at 9PM. Day 1c is the only chance to re-enter this event ... players can't reenter on either Day 1a or b, but anyone who busted one of those days can take a second shot in Day 1c. Of course, Day 1c is also open to new entries for players who either couldn't make one of the first two Day 1s, or who simply prefer a turbo structure on Day 1.

Level: 10

Blinds: 1,000/1,500

Ante: 1,500

Timms Takes it on the Turn

Level 9 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

The flop was already down, reading {j-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} and Ashley Timms checked the big blind, then called when Dex de Jong bet 4,000. Timms led out for 8,500 on the {4-Diamonds} turn, and de Jong mucked his hand. Timms flashed the {q-Diamonds} as he mucked his hand.

Player Chips Progress
Ashley Timms
Ashley Timms
130,000 41,000
Dex de Jong nl
Dex de Jong
130,000 60,000

Tags: Dex de JongAshley Timms

Filip Holmqvist is the Winner of Event #8 for €2,790

Level 9 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

Event # 8 is finished and Filip Holmqvist ended up with all the chips. Unibet Ambassador David Lappin noted a mincash and finished seventh for €420. All the payouts for the side event are listed below.

1Filip Holmqvest€2,790
2Jamie Nixon€1,740
3Eugene Hanratty€1,200
4James Walsh€890
5Marco Herman€680
6Kai Limper€530
7David Lappin€420