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Konrad Swinarski Wins Full Tilt IPO Dublin Main Event

Konrad Swinarski: 2015 Full Tilt IPO Dublin Main Event champion


  • Konrad Swinarski won the 2015 Full Tilt International Poker Open Dublin Main Event for $47,064.

  • Alan White bust in third place, the deepest run of any of the Irish players.

  • Qualify for the next IPO only at Full Tilt.

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

1Konrad Swinarski$47,064*
2Christian Böcher$42,000*
3Alan White$21,250
4Rimgalia Daugirdas$15,250
5Terry Evans$12,200
6John Fitzgerald$10,600
7Michael Stephens$9,050
8Patrick Kiely$7,650
9Eric Doyle$6,250

*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

1Eric Doyle4,825,000
2Christian Böcher3,300,000
3John Fitzgerald2,900,000
4Patrick Kiely7,165,000
5Konrad Swinarski4,500,000
6Alan White9,025,000
7Michael Stephens4,350,000
8Rimgaila Daugirdas2,725,000
9Terence Evans7,925,000

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 {7-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{5-Spades} saw Swinarski lead for 500,000 and Doyle move all-in. Kiely folded, but Swinarski called, turning over {10-}{10-}. Doyle needed some help from the board as he held {8-}{8-}, but it failed to arrive as the {7-Diamonds} turn was followed into view by the {7-Spades} 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 {8-Spades}{4-Hearts}{4-Spades} flop, Swinarski bet 600,000 and Kiely moved all-in for 3,000,000. Swinarski snap-called and flipped over {A-}{A-}, crushing the {J-}{J-} 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 {A-Hearts}{3-Hearts} and Swinarski looked him up with {K-}{K-}. A final board reading {q-Spades}{6-Spades}{5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} 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 {Q-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} and Swinarski called with {5-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}. The former paired his three on the {3-Spades}{9-Spades}{k-Clubs} flop, but neither the {A-Spades} turn or {A-Diamonds} 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 {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs} and finding himself in great shape against Evans’ dominated {Q-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}. Neither player improved on the {9-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{7-Hearts}{10-Spades}{4-Diamonds} 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 {9-Hearts}{9-Spades}{8-Spades}, Daugirdas holding {Q-}{Q-} and Swinarski holding {K-}{K-}. The {3-Clubs} turn was of no help to Daugirdas and neither was the {J-Diamonds} 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 {a-Hearts}{5-Clubs} and was snapped off by Christian Böcher and his {10-}{10-}. A few seconds later and those tens had held on a {J-Spades}{6-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{2-Spades} 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 {5-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{7-Spades} flop. Swinarski checked again when the {10-Hearts} landed on the turn. Böcher jammed all-in and Swinarski instantly called before showing {5-Hearts}{5-Spades} for a flopped full house, what else? Böcher showed {9-Spades}{5-Clubs} and was drawing dead. The inconsequential {Q-Spades} completed the community cards, confirmed Böcher’s demise and crowed Swinarski the 2015 Full Tilt IPO Dublin Main Event champion.

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