After several days of intense poker action, the Full Tilt International Poker Open (IPO) Dublin Main Event has its champion. Step forward Konrad Swinarski, the recipient of the winner’s trophy and $47,064 in cold, hard cash.
2015 Full Tilt IPO Dublin Main Event Final Table Results
*reflects a heads-up deal
Forty players returned to their seats on Day 3 with each of them guaranteed $1,040. After six-and-a-half hours of play, those 40 were reduced to the final table of nine and their take home pay increased to at least $6,250.
2015 Full Tilt IPO Dublin Final Table
It took more than 90-minutes for the first casualty of the final table to be confirmed. Eric Doyle min-raised, Patrick Kiely called on the button and Swinarski called from the big blind. A flop reading saw Swinarski lead for 500,000 and Doyle move all-in. Kiely folded, but Swinarski called, turning over . Doyle needed some help from the board as he held , but it failed to arrive as the turn was followed into view by the river. Game over for Doyle.
Ten minutes later and Kiely crashed out, again at the hands of Swinarski. Kiely opened to 650,000 and then called when Swinarski three-bet to 1,300,000. Kiely checked the arrival of the flop, Swinarski bet 600,000 and Kiely moved all-in for 3,000,000. Swinarski snap-called and flipped over , crushing the of Kiely. Both the turn and river failed to come to Kiely’s rescue and the tournament was left with only seven players.
Those seven became six with the elimination of Michael Stephens as the clock struck 9:00pm. Stephens pushed all-in for 8.5 big blinds with and Swinarski looked him up with . A final board reading saw Stephens bust and Swinarski continue his demolition of the final table.
Swinarski’s one-man wrecking spree continued when he sent John Fitzgerald to the sidelines an hour later. Down to six big blinds, Fitzgerald moved all-in with and Swinarski called with . The former paired his three on the flop, but neither the turn or river helped his hand and he exited in sixth place.
Wales’ Terry Evans was the next to fall, surprisingly not at the hands of Swinarski. It was Rimgaila Daugirdas who took over the role of executioner, calling Evans’ 10 big blind shove with and finding himself in great shape against Evans’ dominated . Neither player improved on the board which meant Evans was gone.
Next to become a victim of Swinarski’s run-good was the aforementioned Daugirdas. All the chips went into the middle of the table with the flop reading , Daugirdas holding and Swinarski holding . The turn was of no help to Daugirdas and neither was the river.
Three-handed play lasted slightly more than an hour and came to an end with the exit of Alan White. His final hand saw him commit his four big blinds with and was snapped off by Christian Böcher and his . A few seconds later and those tens had held on a board, sending White to the rail in third place and the tournament into the heads-up stage.
As both Swinarski and Böcher were almost even in chips, they opted to strike a deal that locked up $42,000 each and left $5,064 and the trophy for the winner. That winner was Swinarski who at 3:00am called a 1,600,000 raise from his opponent and then check-called a 1,600,000 bet on the flop. Swinarski checked again when the landed on the turn. Böcher jammed all-in and Swinarski instantly called before showing for a flopped full house, what else? Böcher showed and was drawing dead. The inconsequential completed the community cards, confirmed Böcher’s demise and crowed Swinarski the 2015 Full Tilt IPO Dublin Main Event champion.
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