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Tadhg Ryan Wins the 2014 IPO Killarney Main Event

Tadhg Ryan: 2014 IPO Killarney champion

The 2014 Boyle Poker IPO Killarney Main Event is done and dusted with Tadhg Ryan emerging victorious after the final table went from eight players to a champion in three-and-a-half hours.

Play began at 2:00 p.m. with eight players in the hunt for a first place prize of over €20,000, but after an hour of play with no eliminations, the players agreed to flatten the payout structure somewhat and it had the effect of loosening them up. Two hours after doing so, the tournament was over.

2014 IPO Killarney Final Table

1Ciaran Cooney880,000
2Paul O’Brien605,000
3John Hanaphy1,770,000
4Liam Delaney1,730,000
5Geoff Healy1,050,000
6Tadhg Ryan990,000
7Alan Daly2,110,000
8Alan Flannery2,040,000

First to bust was Geoff Healy who had previously lost a large pot to Alan Flannery to leave him short-stacked. His exit hand saw Alan Daly raise to 200,000 from under the gun and then call when Healy three-bet all-in for 500,000 from the small blind.

Healy turned over {A-Spades}{9-Clubs} and Daly the {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}. Daly caught a king on the {K-Spades}{8-Spades}{2-Diamonds} flop and when the turn and river fell {6-Diamonds} and {7-Diamonds} Healy was gone.

Twenty-five minutes later Paul O’Brien raised from under the gun and called when Flannery set him all-In from the small blind. O’Brien had made the call with {A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} and was in terrible shape against the dominating {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs}.

O’Brien’s situation grew worse on the {K-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{7-Spades} flop. The {A-Spades} on the turn left O’Brien drawing dead, leaving the inconsequential {Q-Diamonds} to complete the board and confirm O’Brien’s exit.

Almost immediately after O’Brien’s demise, Liam Delaney followed him to the cashier’s desk. The action folded to Delaney in the small blind and he moved all-in for his last seven big blinds with {Q-}{J-} and Tadhg Ryan called with {A-}{Q-}. The five community cards ran out seven-high and Delaney was gone.

The eliminations continued to come thick and fast with Daly falling in fifth place. Daly raised to 250,000 from the small blind and Flannery called in the big blind. The pair watched on as the {Q-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} flop came into view, a flop that Daly moved all-in on and Flannery quickly called.

Daly showed {Q-}{J-} and was in a whole world of pain against the {K-}{Q-} of Flannery. A ten landed on the turn and a jack on the river, which improved Daly to two pair, but Flannery to a hand-winning straight.

Daly’s seat hadn’t even gone cold when Ciaran Cooney busted in fourth place. Ryan min-raised to 320,000 and Cooney re-raised all-in to 1.8 million. Ryan called with {A-}{10-} and found himself up against the {Q-Hearts}{6-Hearts} of Cooney. Conney spiked an ace by the river to leave the tournament with only three players.

Those three became two when John Hanaphy three-bet all-in for 2.6 million after Ryan raised to 400,000 on the button. Ryan called, showed {9-}{9-} and was in a coinflip against {A-}{K-}. A board reading {10-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{8-Clubs}{4-Clubs} condemned Hanaphy to a third place finish.

Heads-up play lasted one hand, which saw an all-in bet from Flannery and a call from Ryan. Flannery flipped over {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} and Ryan pocket eights. Ryan flopped a set on the {10-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} flop laving Flannery drawing dead when the {3-Hearts} landed on the turn.

2014 IPO Killarney Final Table Results

1Tadhg Ryan€18,250
2Alan Flannery€10,050
3John Hanaphy€6,280
4Ciaran Cooney€5,410
5Alan Daly€4,860
6Liam Delaney€4,310
7Paul O’Brien€3,755
8Geoff Healy€3,255

Next up for the IPO is a trip to Newcastle in the North-East of England between August 21-25. Anyone who qualifies for this leg at Boyle Poker will have an additional 20% added to their prize money if they reach the money places, quite an impressive promotion for sure.

Until then, congratulations to Tadgh Ryan, the 2014 Boyle Poker IPO Killarney champion.

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