€1,000 High Roller
Days:
12

Event Info

Buy-in €1,000
Players 194

Level Info

Level 35
Blinds 100,000 / 200,000
Ante 200,000
€1,000 High Roller
Day 2 Completed

Patrick Clarke Wins Winamax Poker Open High Roller for €40,640

will_shill • Level 35: 100,000-200,000, 200,000 ante
Winamax Poker Open High Roller Champion Patrick Clarke
Winamax Poker Open High Roller Champion Patrick Clarke

After topping a field of 194, Irishman Patrick Clarke has added the Winamax Poker Open High Roller to his poker resume taking home €40,640.

Clarke's two biggest live cashes have come in Dublin; it's also Clarke's fourth tournament victory here in the Irish capital.

"My two biggest victories have been here," said Clarke after securing victory. "A few big ones. I love Dublin, it's just my home!

"I know a lot of people in the Irish scene, so everyone's here. I love the Winamax Tour, I come here every year. It's great fun, even if you're not playing. There's always something to do!"

Clarke beat Portuguese player Jose Quintas and Philippe Guillou into second and third place respectively, with start-of-day chip leader Matthieu Lamagnere finishing fifth and Aladin Reskallah the last Winamax Team Pro standing finishing in sixth.

Final Table Results

PositionNameCountryPayout (EUR)
1Patrick ClarkeIreland€ 40,640
2Jose QuintasPortugal€ 29,020
3Philippe GuillouFrance€ 20,730
4Gabor SzaboHungary€ 14,810
5Matthieu LamagnereFrance€ 10,580
6Aladin ReskallahFrance€ 7,550
7Maxim BuylBelgium€ 5,400
Winamax Poker Open Dublin High Roller Final Table
Winamax Poker Open Dublin High Roller Final Table

Final Day Recap

Clarke came into the day 28th of 29 players remaining, and admitted he was expecting an early exit or a quick spin. But after three double-ups in the first orbit, he said he never really looked back.

"I just waited for the right opportunities," said Clarke who shot into the chip lead as soon as the third level of the day. However, he fell back and it was Quintas who enjoyed a good spell on the feature table to lead with three tables remaining.

Jose Quintas
Jose Quintas

Former champion and Winamax Team Pro Adrien Delmas was eliminated in 18th place for €1,610, getting it in drawing dead having rivered a straight only for Philippe Guillou to have flopped a flush.

By two tables, Quintas still sat in the lead, ahead of Belgian Maxim Buyl and Guillou, and series of eliminations for both Guillou and final table chip leader Gabor Szabo saw them take the initiative with seven players remaining.

It didn't take long for short stack Buyl to bust, with the players then heading on dinner break. When they returned the final Winamax Team Pro Aladin Reskallah was eliminated, with his sixes falling to Clarke's ace-king.

Patrick Clarke
Patrick Clarke

Clarke would add another elimination, after Matthieu Lamagnere was eliminated in fifth, as the Irishman sent Szabo to the rail. The Hungarian held pocket tens, but Clarke flopped a set with pocket sixes to send his opponent to the rail.

The Irishman held almost two thirds of the chips in play three-handed, but two doubles for Guillou, through Jose Quintas and through Clarke himself, saw him stay alive. In fact, it was Quintas who doubled through Clarke to briefly take the chip lead, but that was as close as anyone came to taking the title away from Clarke.

He sent Guillou to the rail in third and then saw off Quintas heads-up in a pot where the pair both made aces up, with Clarke's hand best, seeing him securing victory and the €40,640 first prize.

Winamax Poker Open High Roller Champion Patrick Clarke
Winamax Poker Open High Roller Champion Patrick Clarke

Tags: Adrien DelmasAladin ReskallahGabor SzaboJose QuintasMatthieu LamagnereMaxim BuylPatrick ClarkePhilippe Guillou

Jose Quintas Eliminated in 2nd Place (€29,020)

will_shill • Level 35: 100,000-200,000, 200,000 ante
Jose Quintas
Jose Quintas

Jose Quintas limped {a-Clubs}{4-Hearts} on the button and Patrick Clarke {a-Hearts}{7-Clubs} checked his big blind.

Clarke checked his two pair on the {7-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop and Quintas bet 250,000. Clarke check-raised to 500,000 and Quintas called.

The turn {4-Spades} gave Quintas two pair as well and he called a bet of 1,100,000 seeing the {3-Diamonds} come on the river.

Clarke shoved and Quintas gave it some thought before calling, with Clarke showing his two pair and securing victory.

Patrick Clarke ie
Patrick Clarke
ie 19,400,000 5,125,000
Jose Quintas pt
Jose Quintas
pt Busted

Tags: Jose QuintasPatrick Clarke

Level:
35
Blinds:
100,000/200,000
Ante:
200,000

Philippe Guillou Eliminated in 3rd Place (€20,730)

will_shill • Level 34: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante
Philippe Guillou
Philippe Guillou

Philippe Guillou limped in the small blind with {a-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} and Patrick Clarke raised to 700,000 in the big blind. Guillou moved all in for 4,525,000, but winced when Clarke snap-called.

Philippe Guillou: {a-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}
Patrick Clarke: {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}

The flop came {6-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{7-Spades}. The turn was the {6-Spades} and the river the {a-Spades} as Clarke's kicker played and Guillou was eliminated.

Patrick Clarke ie
Patrick Clarke
ie 13,550,000 4,300,000
Jose Quintas pt
Jose Quintas
pt 5,675,000
Philippe Guillou fr
Philippe Guillou
fr Busted

Tags: Patrick ClarkePhilippe Guillou

Play Resumes

will_shill • Level 34: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante

It appears it was an unscheduled bathroom break for the three remaining players. Cards are now back in the air.

Back Comes Clarke; Retakes Chip Lead

will_shill • Level 34: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante

Jose Quintas {q-Hearts}{8-Hearts} opened to 320,000 on the button and Philippe Guillou {j-Clubs}{10-Clubs} called in the small blind.

Patrick Clarke joined in the fun with {j-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} from the big blind and the flop came {4-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} giving both Guillou and Quintas a pair, with Clarke flopping an open-ended straight flush draw.

Guillou checked and Clarke bet 600,000. Quintas called and Guillou folded. The pair checked the {4-Clubs} turn and the river was the {8-Clubs}. Clarke bet 2,200,000 and tank-called.

Clarke showed his rivered straight and Quintas mucked his two pair.

Patrick Clarke ie
Patrick Clarke
ie 9,490,000 3,440,000
Jose Quintas pt
Jose Quintas
pt 7,070,000 -3,200,000
Philippe Guillou fr
Philippe Guillou
fr 3,550,000 -240,000

Tags: Jose QuintasPatrick ClarkePhilippe Guillou

Level:
34
Blinds:
80,000/160,000
Ante:
160,000