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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 11:50
Good Morning Campers!

Welcome to Day 2 of the 170 buyin PokerStars Megastack tournament in the Regency Airport Hotel Dublin. Players have started to arrive in the tournament room and are making their final preparations before we get under way.

134/459 runners have managed to navigate through their respective day 1's and are in with a chance to share in the 66,785 prize pool.

There will be continuous coverage to keep you appraised of all the action.

I will be bringing you all the big hands, bad beats and no doubt the odd slow roll! :eek:

Please leave a comment if you want information on someone.

Twitter: @irishpokerserie
Day 2 chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

- Mark Smyth :s:

Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 12:01
Tournament Director Nick o'Hara welcomes the players, shuffle up and deal is announced, cards in the air and we are under way.


€10,440 1st prize, It's all to play for -MS

Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 12:15
128/459 players

Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 12:31
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

Robert Csire is involved in a early skirmish with a short stack.

Martin O'Doherty raises and Robert calls on the button.

Flop comes down 7:h:6:s:2:h:

Martin ships all in, Robert snap calls.

Martin: Q:d:7:d:
Robert: 10:d:10:s:

Turn Q:c:
River A:d:

Martin O'Doherty doubles up and Robert is left to contemplate life -MS

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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 12:36
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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 12:43
119/459 players
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

Top 20 Chip Counts:

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Chip Leader Gabor Csire:

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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 13:20
Day 2 PokerStars Megastack level 18
91/459 players
Average Stack: 252k
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

87 Players get paid today, we are 3 from the bubble!

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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 13:25
88/459 players
Average Stack: 260k
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

We are on the bubble! :eek:

Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 13:47
88/459 players
Average Stack: 260k
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

Annette Walsh gets her last 38k into the middle and is all in with A:d:K:c: v 9:s:10:s:

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Annette hits a King on the flop, however is in for a sweat on the turn as any spade or Queen will send her crashing to the rail.

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The river is the 4:c: and Annette doubles up!

-MS

Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 13:52
87/459 players
Average Stack: 260k
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

Richard Velech is all and at risk with K:h:Q:h: v A:s:8:s:

Flop: J:c:5:c:8:h:
Turn 3:s:
River 10:d:

The board delivers no help to Richard and he is sent crashing to the rail.

The bubble has burst! all players will now take home a minimum 240 -MS

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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 14:10
70/459 players
Average Stack: 327k
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

Players are now on a short break.

Tournament Top 20 Pay Outs:

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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 14:26
70/459 players
Average Stack: 327k
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html


An interesting hand on table 5 has just gone down...

UTG opens to 25k, Sean McCarthy from Cork is sitting UTG+1 and flat calls.

BB also elects to call and comes along for the ride.

Flop: Q:h:10:d:7:s:

The BB and UTG check, Sean open shoves for 135k into the 90k pot.

BB folds (8:c:8:s:) and UTG snap calls with Q:d:9:s:

Sean tables K:s:K:c:

Turn 9:d:

Sean stands up and starts to make his way towards the front door....

River 7:h: Pairs the board and gives Sean a higher 2 pair and more than a full double up.


Sean McCarthy 350k

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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 14:39
70/459 players
Average Stack: 327k
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

Sean McCarthy has subsequently won a 500k pot with AK v A10 (all in pre)

Upto 625k now.

Selection of chip counts:

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ACE REPORTER
14-05-17, 15:04
Some impressive blogging there Mr Smyth for, what I assume is a first time effort. Great job.

Would love to have been there for this event but had a family wedding to attend yesterday. You would think inconsiderate relatives would check with me first before setting wedding dates!!

Talking of (inconsiderate) relatives, I see my cuz Dominic is running well right now. Maybe you could pass on my best wishes.

Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 15:05
58/459 players
Average Stack: 395k
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html


Killian Farrelly (AKA The Red Salmon) 650k

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Paul Clemenson 266k

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John Farrell 500k

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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 15:17
54/459 players
Average Stack: 425k
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html


Brendan Johnson (L) 340k and Dominic McCloskey (R) 625k

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Gediminas Tregubskis (L) 320k and Keith O'Brien (R) 475k

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Michael O'Hora, Sally Howard

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Dice75
14-05-17, 15:29
Excellent chipstacking skills by Sickpuppy there. Bound to win.

Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 15:32
48/459 players
Average Stack: 478k
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 15:47
44/459 players
Average Stack: 521k
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

There are 6 tables left in the Main event, bust outs continue to happen albeit at a reduced pace. -MS


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The Last standing Csire Brother Gabor:

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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 16:00
43/459 players
Average Stack: 533k
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

Chipleader Damien Hogan 1,650,000

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2nd in chips Scott Emmett 1,000,000

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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 16:12
41/459 players
Average Stack: 559k
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html


Gordon Clancy ships circa 15BB in the Hi-Jack with K:h:Q:h: and runs straight into Keith O'Brien's K:s:K:d:

The Turn did put 2 x :h: on the board to give Keith a sweat...
(There was a shake of the head and a shout of "Please God No")

However the 8:c: river sealed Gordon's fate.

Keith up to €650k

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Keith O'Brien

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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 16:25
39/459 players
Average Stack: 588k
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

Last level before the 1 hour dinner break.

Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 16:47
35/459 players
Average Stack: 655k
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html



Cecil Johnson needs no introduction and is a seasoned veteran of the Irish Poker Scene.

Cecil Raised on the Button with A:d:8:d:

The SB shipped all in with K:s:K:c: and Cecil called.

The 7:d:Q:d:4:d: flop minimised the chances of any sweat and Cecil was happy to see the 5:c: turn.


When asked by this intrepid blogger "How many chips do you have now Cecil?"

Cecil replied succinctly "I don't know". -MS



Cecil Johnson circa 900k

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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 16:59
32/459 players
Average Stack: 655k
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html



Gabor Csire is all in for his tournament life A:s:K:s: v Q:h:Q:d:

The board brings no help and Gabor retires to the rail finishing in 34th position

Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 17:01
32/459 players
Average Stack: 655k
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

Players are now on a 1 hour Dinner break

Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 17:46
31/459 players
Average Stack: 740k
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

Players have returned after the 1 hour dinner break and are back to business.

Who will be going home with the coveted Pokerstars spade trophy tonight along with over 10,000 1st place prize money? -MS

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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 17:58
30/459 players
Average Stack: 758k
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html


Plenty of movers and shakers, Damien Hogan still going strong and has nearly 4x times the average stack with 2,750,000

Flak Przemyslaw into 2nd with 1,590,000

Derek Murray hot on his heels with 1,555,000

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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 18:35
26/459 players
Average Stack: 874k
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

Table 1 has seen plenty of back and forth between Dave Masters and Beliaukas vidmantas, the latter having shown a bluff just after the dinner break which did not sit well with Dave

A few hands later Dave check raised Vidmantas all in on a 9:d:5:c:8:h: which was called instantly.

Dave Masters: Q:s:10:c:
Vidmantas: A:s:9:s:

The turn brought a J:d: to complete Dave's gut-shot straight draw

The river was an inconsequential 9:h:

Dave was adamant that Vidmantas was the designer of his own demise.

"It's your own fault, Don't ever show me a bluff"


Dave Masters now circa 1.4 million in chips -MS

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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 18:38
24/459 players
Average Stack: 947k
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

Sean McCarthy picked up 4:d:4:h: in the cut off and shipped his stack all in (circa 13BB)

Dave Masters called in the SB with 8:c:8:s: and with no help from the board Sean is sent to the rail.

Dave now on 1.9 million

Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 18:42
23/459 players
Average Stack: 947k
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html


We are down to 3 tables.

Players are re-drawn and play continues.

Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 18:59
23/459 players
Average Stack: 989k
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

Johnathen McCullagh has been quietly amassing chips all day and currently sits in the top 10 with circa 1 million. Could this be his break out win?

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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 19:21
19/459 players
Average Stack: 1.1 mill
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

Last hand before the break Mark Clifford picks off a short stack.


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Mark Clifford 1.77 Million

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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 19:28
19/459 players
Average Stack: 1.2 mill
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

Play resumes following a short break.

We are now down to 19 players.....:eek:

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Chip Leader Darragh Smith

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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 19:57
16/459 players
Average Stack: 1.4 mill
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html


There have been several bust outs in quick succession.

Dave Masters passed 7:d:7:c: in this particular hand (he was most pleased with himself)

Re-draw has taken place and we are down to the last 2 tables. -MS

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Last 16:

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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 20:25
13/459 players
Average Stack: 1.5 mill
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

The Prize:

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The Remaining Players:

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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 20:37
12 players remaining.
Average Stack: 1.9 mill
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html


Cecil Johnson goes all in mid position, 12BB with A:h:2:h:

Mark Clifford snaps with 10:s:10:d: in the BB.

The board brings no help for Cecil and he goes to the rail in 13th.

Mark now on 2.5 million


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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 21:00
12 players remaining.
Average Stack: 1.9 mill
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

Keith O'Brien within the last 2 levels was as low as 500k (10BB).

He got a much needed double up with JJ v AK.

A subsequent hand last level saw UTG+1 raise to 150k, 3 additional callers and Keith completed from the Big Blind with 2:s: 4:d: :eek:

Flop: 4:h:4:s:3:s:
Turn A:h:
River 2:d:

Action went check check check check check which left keith frothing at the mouth with his made full house. Not even a 150k bet on the river got any callers.


Like a Phoenix from the flames, Keith is now upto 2.1 million

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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 21:11
11 players remaining.
Average Stack: 1.9 mill
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

We have lost Gerard O'Brien.

A:d:5:d: < 9:s:9:c: all in pre.

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Doc Farrell
14-05-17, 21:17
Great photos and updates. Dave masters must have sold his soul to Santa.

Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 21:32
10 players remaining.
Average Stack: 2.2 mill
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

Dave Masters got it all in pre flop with Q:d:Q:h: v A:h:K:d:

He was looking good until the K:h: landed on the river to effectively cripple him to 3BB

His last hand was a formality -MS

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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 21:38
10 players remaining.
Average Stack: 2.2 mill
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 21:50
9 players remaining.
Average Stack: 2.5 mill
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

Roy McKillop got his last 11bb in with A:c:9:c: v A:h:Q:h:

Zero sweat:

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We are 1 player elimination away from the official final table....

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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 21:59
9 players remaining.
Average Stack: 2.5 mill
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

Last hand before the break on the opposite table, Keith O'Brien and Johnny McCullagh goto war.

Keith raises UTG+1 to 225k

Johnny 3-bets to 800k in mid position

Keith ships all in for 2.1 million

Johnny tanks for well over 5 mins and then calls.

Keith O'Brien: Q:s:Q:d:
Johnny McCullagh: 8:d:8:h:

Board runs out K:h:K:s:9:c: 7:s: 5:c:


Johnny 300k
Keith 4.5 million

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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 22:05
9 players remaining.
Average Stack: 2.5 mill
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html


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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 22:13
9 players remaining.
Average Stack: 2.5 mill
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

Johnny McCullagh gets very lucky and a much needed double up 8:s:8:h: > Q:d:Q:h:

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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 22:42
9 players remaining.
Average Stack: 2.5 mill
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

Chips making their way in a circle around the table.

Everybody wondering when Johnny McCullagh will go all in....

-MS :s:

Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 22:46
9 players remaining.
Average Stack: 2.5 mill
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

100 side event final table, 1,405 1st prize

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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 23:10
8 players remaining.
Average Stack: 2.8 mill
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

Derek Murray Ships A:h:10:c: from the cut-off.

Johnny McCullagh snap call with A:s:6:s: in the BB

We are down to 8 players and the official final table. :eek:

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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 23:24
8 players remaining.
Average Stack: 2.8 mill
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

The Final Table:

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Payout Structure:

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From L to R,
Derek Murray, John Farrell, Emmet Durrigan, Mark Clifford, Farid Fawzi, Keith O'Brien, Darragh Smith, Simon Keating,

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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 23:29
7 players remaining.
Average Stack: 2.8 mill
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

Simon Keating shoves 8bb with K:d:Q:c:

There were 2 callers that checked the board down to the river.

Derek Murray wins the hand with A5 (5 on the board)

Simon finishes in 8th position for €1,220

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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 23:44
6 players remaining.
Average Stack: 3.5 mill
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

Farid Fawzi gets it in with KJ and does not pick up any help on the board v A4 to finish 7th for €1,660

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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 23:48
5 players remaining.
Average Stack: 3.9 mill
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

Darragh Smith gets it all in with JJ v the AK of Mark Clifford

Darragh finishes 6th for 2,254

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Irish Poker Series
14-05-17, 23:56
4 players remaining.
Average Stack: 5.6 mill
Twitter: @irishPokerserie
Chip counts: http://www.irishpokerseries.com/page28.html

John Farrell gets it all in pre-flop with 10 10 v QQ of Derek Murray.

(Mark Clifford tanked for 5 mins and eventually folded AJ pre :eek:

John finishes 5th for 3,070

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Irish Poker Series
15-05-17, 00:17
A deal has been negotiated.

With a chip count of over 9 million the players have agreed for Emmet Durrigan to take the lion's share of the prizepool on offer along with the trophy.

Payouts:

Emmet Durrigan 8,000
Mark Clifford 6,600
Keith O'Brien 6,600
Derek Murray 6,600


PokerStars Megastack Leinster champion Emmet Durrigan

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Irish Poker Series
15-05-17, 00:48
Thank you to all that participated and helped make this weekends PokerStars Megastack Leinster event a huge success.

Massive congratulations to Emmet Durrigan, a well deserved winner.

See you all in Clonmel (or on IPB) for the next event July 21st

- Mark Smyth :s:

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mohican22
15-05-17, 12:15
As mentioned by a few folk already v wp on the updates over the weekend Mark

RossiesAbu
15-05-17, 13:35
Great weekend of poker but just wondering, 20% paid in the main event, is this the norm now?

Irish Poker Series
15-05-17, 17:14
A massive "thank you" to all the players who came out and supported the event. It was amazing to see so many faces. Thank you to all the staff for their hard work and professionalism throughout the weekend and thank you to Mark Smyth for such an excellent job on the live reporting of the event.


It's been a long few days and we're still packing up so I'm not in a position to post final results, etc at the moment. We'll post results,etc over the next day or so. Until then "thank you"

Nick & Larry

Sickpuppy
15-05-17, 23:44
Great weekend of poker but just wondering, 20% paid in the main event, is this the norm now?
Very well ran tourney.
Enjoyed it joined late Saturday and had a nice friendly fun table.
Most people up for a chat and not one whinge out of anyone.
Back the next day and was dissappointed with paying 20per cent.
450 PLAYERS 150 entry should be shooting for more than 10.5k imo.
I also think every payout should start at double your entry fee.
Pay out 10 percent but maybe was stars instructions.
Got knocked out in 44th and ahd to wait at the table for my bust out ticket a little tilting especially when was told to get off my phone simply grunted im not hanging up and walked away.

The Aul Switcharoo
16-05-17, 00:59
Was reading a blog from one the pokerstars live guys and they are going back to 15% payouts starting from the pokerstars championship in Sochi in a couple of weeks.

RossiesAbu
16-05-17, 13:52
Very well ran tourney.
Enjoyed it joined late Saturday and had a nice friendly fun table.
Most people up for a chat and not one whinge out of anyone.
Back the next day and was dissappointed with paying 20per cent.
450 PLAYERS 150 entry should be shooting for more than 10.5k imo.
I also think every payout should start at double your entry fee.
Pay out 10 percent but maybe was stars instructions.
Got knocked out in 44th and ahd to wait at the table for my bust out ticket a little tilting especially when was told to get off my phone simply grunted im not hanging up and walked away.

Why would you be told that? :confused: