He went into the final day’s play with double the amount of chips of any of his 24 opponents and it is safe to say that he made the most of that advantage because in the early hours of Monday morning, Pierre Calamusa was crowned the 2015 Winamax Poker Open Dublin Main Event champion, an accolade that came with a €70,000 prize.
2015 Winamax Poker Open Dublin Main Event Final Table Results
|2||Louis Le Brouhis||€50,000|
The final day’s action began with 25 players in contention for the title and while Calamusa was the runaway chip leader, the majority of the eyes around the room of the Regency Hotel were fixated on Davidi Kitai, the highly decorated Belgian Team Winamax Pro.
Kitai’s run came to an end in 19th place when he check-raised all-in with on a flop and was called by the last remaining Irish player, Eoin Malone. Malone held the for two pair and when the turn was followed into play by the river, Kitai was left with a handful of chips and bust during the very next hand.
One by one the players crashed out, but Malone was still there, flying the flag for Ireland and giving hope that the winner’s trophy would remain in the Emerald Isle. It wasn’t meant to be, however, as Malone’s superb run ended with an eighth place finish worth €13,000.
Malone came unstuck when he committed his 17.5 big blind stack from the button with and Guillaume Diaz looked him up from the small blind with . A final board reading failed to come to Malone’s rescue and the tournament became an all-French affair.
The final table was set in stone when Jeremy Guilbault’s lost to Diaz’s when the latter spiked a jack on the river.
2015 Winamax Poker Open Dublin Main Event Final Table
|2||Louis Le Bourhis||5,030,000|
Final tables of major live main events can often run for several hours, but not this one because from the start to Calamusa being crowed champion only 153 minutes passed by.
First to fall was Jerome L’Hostis who got his chips in with and ran into the dominating of Louis Le Bourhis. Neither player improved on the , Le Bourhis’ jack-kicker players and L’Hostis became the sixth place finisher.
Jean-Francois Combe was the next player to bust, again at the hands of Le Bourhis. Combe raised to 200,000 and called when Le Bourhis three-bet to 450,000. Both players checked the flop and the dealer placed the on the turn. Combe led for 375,000 and called when Le Bourhis raised to 800,000. The completed the board and Combe jammed for two millions chips and was instantly called due to Le Bourhis holding for a straight, a much stronger hand that the had flopped a set.
Fourth place went to Louis Linard when his couldn’t get there versus Le Bourhis’ when the five community cards fell .
The dangerous Guillaume Diaz then suffered a major bad beat at the hands of his fellow Winamax Team Pro, Calamusa. A preflop raising war saw Calamusa five-bet all-in with and Diaz make the call with . Calamusa went on to spike a set of sixes to send Diaz to the sidelines and leave Calamusa with a massive chip lead.
Four hands into the heads-up battle and the tournament was over. All the chips went into the middle of a board, Le Bourhis holding for a pair or eights and Calamusa the monster that was . The river bust Le Bourhis and left Calamusa to be announced as the 2015 Winamax Poker Open champion.