WSOP 2018
2018 World Series of Poker

Konstantin Kostyakov Leads as Redbet LIVE Dublin Reaches Final Table

Konstantin Kostyakov
  • Seven different nationalities make up the eight finalists in the Redbet LIVE Dublin Main Event

  • Ukraine's Konstantin Kostyakov holds a substantial chip lead

  • Dermot Allen is Ireland's last remaining player in the Main Event

The Redbet LIVE Dublin Main Event has reached its final table after Day 2 saw the 99 returning players reduced to a much more manageable eight. Ukraine’s Konstantin Kostyakov is the man to catch and has a sizeable lead or more than 1,000,000 chips.

Redbet LIVE Dublin Main Event Final Table

1Daniel Chutrov1,720,000
2Michal Falar1,050,000
3Dermot Allen735,000
4Theodor Steimer740,000
5Francisco Fernandez1,680,000
6Konstantin Kostyakov2,735,000
7Damien Porebski1,040,000
8Radoslaw Wesierski730,000

If ever you needed evidence of poker being a global game then you’d need to look no further than the Redbet LIVE Dublin Main Event final table. There are two Polish players, a Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Spaniard, Czech, Swiss, and an Irishman.

Ireland’s sole representative at the final table is Dermot Allen who needs to finish seventh of better to beat his previous largest score of €2,000. Allen goes into the final table as the second-shortest stack, his 735,000 stack the equivalent of 18 big blinds.

Damien Porebski, the Day 1a chip leader, has reached the final table with 1,040,000 chips, while Spain’s Francisco Fernandez resumes with 1,680,000. The rest of the final table is made up of Micah Falar (1,050,000), Theodor Steimer (740,000), Radoslaw Wesierski (730,000) and Daniel Chutrov (1,720,000).

Each of the returning players is guaranteed €1,825 thanks to the money bubble bursting midway through Day 2.

Elizabeth Elving limped in for 16,000 with {A-}{Q-} and then called when Pat Tully raised to 55,000. A {K-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{4-Spades} flop saw Elving lead for 50,000 only to see Tully raise all-in for 200,000 in total. After much deliberation, Elving called, was shown {J-}{J-} and was ahead. That fact only remained true until the turn where the {J-Hearts} came into play to gift Tully and unlikely set of jacks.

Elving was down to three-and-a-half big blinds after that hand and committed those chips with {K-}{K-} only to run straight into the {A-}{A-} of Theodor Steimer. Lady Luck wasn’t shining on Elving and she bust in 24th place, bursting the bubble in the process.

Among those finishing in the money places were Emma Wikberg, Nicholas Newport, Mick McCloskey, Colm Hanlon, the aforementioned Pat Tully and Gerard Keenan.

Play resumes at 2:00pm with four minutes of Level 20 remaining, meaning the blinds are 20,000/40,000/5,000a. Kostyakov is in pole position for the €15,570 first place prize, can anyone stop him? Tune into UK & Ireland PokerNews on Tuesday to find out.

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