The returning 568 (I can't believe I'm writing that number for a Day 2) out of 1,340 entrants into the €1,150 Irish Open Main Event are in their seats (well, most of them). We'll get you a refreshed player list as soon as possible. In the meantime, the room looks something like this.
Guarantee Smashed in Irish Open Main Event - and Reg. Isn't Even Closed
We knew that Day 1B of the €1,150 Irish Open Main Event would be big, but it turned out to be so enormous that it overflowed into a whole second tournament arena and was still registering players right up until the last level of the day. Our screens record a total of 881 entrants for today alone – enough when combined with yesterday's field even without tomorrow’s eleventh hour ultra-late registrants to smash the €1,000,000 guarantee.
Louise Butler raised from the hijack and got a call from Ricky Cosgrove in the cutoff, before Migual Cousement three-bet from the button. Butler called but Cosgrove didn’t and they went heads up to the community cards.
A full board reading was on the felt; an uncharacteristically silent Will Kassouf had bet out 6k from the hijack. His opponent Mark Dolly on the cutoff asked him a question, but Kassouf continued to say nothing. After about 30 seconds, though, he just couldn't help himself, and informed his opponent that he had neither an ace nor J-7. Eventually Dolly called, but promptly mucked to Kassouf's Jh 5h.