Irish Open

Irish Open

14th - 18th Mar 2018
€1,000,000 GTD
($1,130,650 GTD)

Irish Open

Irish Open

14th - 18th Mar 2018
€1,000,000 GTD
($1,130,650 GTD)

Irish Open

€1,000,000 GTD 14th - 18th Mar 2018

Join us at the next Irish Open here. 

  • Event Winners
    Main Event

    Ryan Mandara

    Main Event

    Winning Hand:

    Winners Prize: €210,000

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Festival Highlights

Play About to Commence

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.

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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.

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Butler Gets Served

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.

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Kassouf Keeps Quiet

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.

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How Are They Doing?

Chip counts for some of the famous-est faces in the field:

Mick McCloskey - 80,000

Andy Black - 55,000

John Duthie - 53,000

Dara O'Kearney - 48,000

Max Silver - 40,000

Will Kassouf - 26,400

Niall Smyth - 10,300

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