Nine remain in Galway as the final table of the first ever Pokerstars UK & Ireland Poker Tour is set. Englishman Paul Marrow is the big chip leader with 1,000,500 but he will be looking over his shoulder at a very tough final table today, which includes Irish poker legend Padraig Parkinson who has 693,500. Everyone will have their eyes on the €125,000 first prize tonight, as well as an added value £5,000 seat in EPT London next year for the winner.
The final table is a healthy mix of UK, Irish and overseas visitors, with plenty of pros and Pokerstars Qualifiers amongst the ranks.
Paul Marrow 1000500 UK
Ben Lefew 928500 USA
Padraig Parkinson 693500 Ireland
Michael McFadgen 585500 Canada
Michael Graydon 585000 Ireland
Cat O Neill 535000 Ireland
Paul Dooley 376500 Ireland
Vincent Cosgrove 301000 Ireland
Trevor Bulless 173500 UK
You can catch all the action from the Pokerstars Blog who are doing live updates from the final table today.
Finally congratulations to Pokernews columnist James Atkin, who took a break from grinding thousands of games a week online to win the €500 side event for €12,500 – no prizes for guessing what he will be writing about for his next column.