Colin Gillon Wins the Irish Poker Masters for €175K
Scotland’s Colin Gillon secured the largest live poker tournament cash of his career when he came out on top and was the last man standing in the 2018 partypoker LIVE Irish Poker Masters Main Event earlier this week.
Irish Poker Master Final Table Results
A field of 857 entrants, each paying €1,150, left a sizeable €121,575 overlay on the €1 million guaranteed prize pool, not that any of the players who finished in the top 107 places minded as it meant they’d all enjoy a little boost to their winnings.
Several well-known and established players navigated their way into the money places, including Bob Tait (84th for €3,500), tournament director extraordinaire JP McCann (82nd for €4,000), David Docherty (71st for €4,000), Paul McTaggart (56th for €4,500), Wilhelmine Connolly (41st for €5,000), and John O’Shea (38th for €5,000).
Each of the nine players who reached the final table were guaranteed a five-figure score. Marc Sloan fell in ninth-place and banked €10,000, the largest live cash of his career to date, while Czech grinder Lukas Soucek finished in eighth-place and added €13,000 to his bankroll.
Michael Cooney was the next player to fall, followed by George Stoddart and former Full Tilt sponsored pro and all-round good guy Dermot Blain, who banked €36,000, his largest live poker tournament cash since he won the €5,300 EPT Grand Final 8-Handed event for €200,900 in April 2014.
Michael Plichta and Shaun Hegarty were the next casualties, the latter’s exit sending the tournament into the heads-up stage.
John McGill, whose previous best result was a €675 haul for finishing fifth in the 2009 Mini WSOP in Dublin, eventually lost the one-on-one battle with the vastly more experienced Gillon, and collected a massive €115,000 score.
Gillon was the man of the hour, however, and he netted himself €175,000 that almost doubles his entire earnings in the live poker arena.
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