Live Events 2
€1,100 Main Event
Days:

Highlights

Highlights

€1,100 Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Day 2 Ends with 12 Players Remaining, Ciaran Burke Leads, Jack Hardcastle, Jamie Nixon, Espen Jorstad and Niall Farrell Still in the Mix (full)

elron66 • Level 20: 10,000-15,000, 15,000 ante
Jamie Nixon, 2nd in chips going to Day 3
Jamie Nixon, 2nd in chips going to Day 3

Day 2 is now officially in the books. Out of the 107 players who managed to find a seat in Day 2, just 12 players remained at the end of the day.

Day 3 will be highlighted by Ciaran Burke, who leads the field with 1,200,000 chips. Also among the final day field will be Niall Farrell, Jack Hardcastle, Espen Jorstad and Jamie Nixon.

Day 2 Recap

Originally, the plan was to play down to an unofficial final table of nine, and early in the day, it looked like that might happen as they played down to the money bubble in just over 5 hours of play. Then it all came to a screeching halt.

For the next three and a half hours, including a dinner break, they played hand for hand, waiting for the final player to bust before the money. It wasn't as if they weren't trying to get into the money ... before the bubble finally burst, there were more than a dozen all-ins where the short stack either had the best of it and held, or got there for the double up.

Cedric Freling Bubbled the Main Event
Cedric Freling Bubbled the Main Event

Because of the hand for hand, they broke for dinner about an hour late, and still had to return to hand for hand play. Once they returned from dinner it still took another half an hour until Cedric Freling was the unfortunate bubble spot, though he got a bottle of champagne from Unibet Poker Live Events Manager Kasia Scanlon as a consolation prize.

Things sped up again after the bubble burst, and in less than an hour, they were doing the redraw for the final three tables. It took about 90 more minutes to redraw to two tables during the second last level of the night. Action slowed down at that point, and by the time Level 20 ended there were still 12 stacks in play.

Niall "Firaldo" Farrell and Jack Hardcastle both came into Day 2 with very short stacks, but both managed to run them up during the day, and they'll both still be back in action on Sunday's final day. Hardcastle comes back with the second shortest stack again, but Niall Farrell is right in the middle of the pack with 755,000. Jamie Nixon bagged up the second biggest stack at the end of Day 2, with just under 1 million chips. Unibet Ambassador Espen Jorstad bagged a little bit more than Farrell, and will play 785,000 to start Day 3.

Along the way to the end of the day, Max Silver managed to score a cash of €3,630, and online qualifier Henrik Tellving turned his ticket into a cash worth €3,630 as well. Finnish Unibet Ambassador Jorma Vuoksenmaa managed 21st place for €2,900 and local Irish player Chris Dowling added to his $800,000+ in cashes with a 26th place finish worth €2,590. Norwegian player Ylva Thorsrud was short stacked through most of the day, and was in danger of bubbling when she was the shortest stack in the room through much of hand for hand play, but she played her short stack superbly and managed to turn it into a 33rd place minimum cash.

There's still a lot of money to be won on Day 3, with the next cash worth €4,680. All the surviving eyes are on that first place prize of €64,110 though, but everyone who makes the unofficial final table of nine will take home at least €6,190.

Action on Day 3 kicks off at noon on Sunday with the remaining 12 players playing down to a winner before they stop. Stay tuned to PokerNews for action throughout the day as they crown the next Unibet Open Champion.

Ciaran Burke ie
Ciaran Burke
ie 1,200,000 280,000
Alex Hendriks nl
Alex Hendriks
nl 1,200,000 770,000
Jamie Nixon gb
Jamie Nixon
gb 980,000 843,000
Steven Vollers nl
Steven Vollers
nl 895,000 -305,000
Martin Olali ie
Martin Olali
ie 810,000 609,500
Espen Uhlen Jorstad no
Espen Uhlen Jorstad
no 785,000 305,000
Niall Farrell gb
Niall Farrell
gb 755,000 510,000
Weijie Zheng IE
Weijie Zheng
IE 660,000 220,000
Wim Anne Wesselink NL
Wim Anne Wesselink
NL 650,000 259,000
Samuel Baneham ie
Samuel Baneham
ie 385,000 135,000
Jason Tompkins ie
Jason Tompkins
ie 295,000 -315,000
Jack Hardcastle gb
Jack Hardcastle
gb 215,000 -205,000

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Tags: Cedric FrelingChris DowlingCiaran BurkeHenrik TellvingJack HardcastleJamie NixonJorma VuoksenmaaMax SilverNiall FarrellYlva Thorsrud

Day 2 is Complete

elron66 • Level 20: 10,000-15,000, 15,000 ante

Action is complete on Day 2 as they reached the end of Level 20 with 12 players remaining. Stay tuned for a recap of the Day 2 action.

Pasi Kakkonen Eliminated in 13th for €4,680

elron66 • Level 20: 10,000-15,000, 15,000 ante
Pasi Kakkonen
Pasi Kakkonen

Pasi Kakkonen got the rest of his chips in with a good chance to double, shoving tens and getting called by the eights of Martin Olali. However, poker isn't played with two cards, and when an eight came on the flop, Olali jumped ahead. Kakkonen never managed to catch up, and so he was off to the payout desk to collect €4,680.

Tags: Martin OlaliPasi Kakkonen

Next Unibet Open Announced for Tallin

elron66 • Level 20: 10,000-15,000, 15,000 ante

More good news for those who have bust the Main Event in Dublin is that the second stop of the Unibet Open 2020 season has just been announced – a five-day festival in Tallinn in May. This will be Unibet Open’s second visit to Estonia’s beautiful capital and satellites are already underway on Unibet Poker.

The event is taking place May 20-24 and being hosted by Olympic Park Casino. Tallinn is one of Europe’s most gorgeous cities -the entire walled Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the city center is packed with great restaurants, bars, shops, museums and galleries. Click here for more details.

Level:
20
Blinds:
10,000/15,000
Ante:
15,000

Max Silver Eliminated in 16th Place for €4,070

elron66 • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Max Silver
Max Silver

Max Silver raised from early position to 30,000, leaving himself just 7,000 behind. It folded to Jack Hardcastle on the button, and he raised to 48,000. The blinds got out of the way, and Solver tossed in his last few chips for the call.

It was a not-so-classic race as Silver was playing {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} against the pocket tens of Hardcastle. The board came {8-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{8-Spades}{7-Spades}{4-Spades} to send Silver home in 16th place.

Jack Hardcastle gb
Jack Hardcastle
gb 420,000 -25,000
Max Silver gb
Max Silver
gb Busted

Tags: Jack HardcastleMax Silver

Hendriks Doubles Through Silver

elron66 • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Alex Hendriks
Alex Hendriks

It was blind on blind when Alex Hendriks decided to limp in from the small blind. Max Silver thought about it for a bit in the big, and then raised enough to put Hendriks all in. Hendriks quickly called off for 215,000 and tabled {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} versus the {k-Spades}{9-Spades} of Silver.

Silver couldn't find enough help on the {4-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{k-Clubs} board, and Hendriks doubled up to more than 400,000.

Alex Hendriks nl
Alex Hendriks
nl 430,000 43,000
Max Silver gb
Max Silver
gb 270,000 87,500

Tags: Alex HendriksMax Silver