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Event Info

Buy-in €1,100
Players 544
Players Left 2
Average Chip Stack 8,160,000
Total Chips 16,320,000

Level Info

Level 30
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 20,000

Highlights

Highlights

Jim O'Callaghan Secures Monster Double Up

will_shill • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Jim O'Callaghan
Jim O'Callaghan

Antonio Merone limped in the small blind and Jim O'Callaghan checked his big blind.

The flop came {10-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds} and Merone bet 100,000. O'Callaghan raised to 350,000 and Merone called.

The turn was the {3-Hearts}. Merone checked and O'Callaghan overbet jammed for 1,660,000. Merone tanked, counted out the chips to make the call, before sliding it in to the middle.

O'Callaghan tabled {8-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} with a degree of uncertainty for two pair while Merone held {a-Clubs}{9-Spades} for top pair. The river was the {4-Clubs} and O'Callaghan doubled up.

Antonio Merone it
Antonio Merone
it 4,300,000 -1,200,000
Jim O'Callaghan IE
Jim O'Callaghan
IE 4,200,000 1,975,000

Tags: Jim O'CallaghanAntonio Merone

Ivan Tononi Doubles Up

Yardley • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Not long after play resumed Ivan Tononi moved all in for just under five big blinds and it folded to Antonio Merone in the big blind who had a bit of a think

“You can’t really fold, unless they’re really bad.” Tononi said.

Merone called with {10-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} and Tononi tabled {q-Hearts}{3-Spades}.

The board ran out {q-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{3-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}.

Tononi had to laugh. He’s been card dead all day and flopped a full house with his raggy hand to double up.

Antonio Merone it
Antonio Merone
it 5,500,000 -555,000
Ivan Tononi it
Ivan Tononi
it 1,000,000 440,000

Tags: Antonio MeroneIvan Tononi

Level:
29
Blinds:
50,000/100,000
Ante:
10,000

Declan Connolly Eliminated in 6th Place (€28,110)

will_shill • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Declan Connolly
Declan Connolly

It folded to Declan Connolly who moved all in from the small blind for 1,420,000. Jim O'Callaghan was in the big blind and snap-called.

Declan Connolly: {k-Clubs}{10-Spades}
Jim O'Callaghan: {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}

O'Callaghan had woken up with the Aces but had a sweat on the {5-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{10-Diamonds} flop. The turn was the {5-Hearts} and the river was the {8-Diamonds}. Connolly was eliminated after the dealer counted out O'Callaghan's stack to find his was only 70,000 chips more.

Jim O'Callaghan IE
Jim O'Callaghan
IE 2,910,000 1,610,000
Declan Connolly IE
Declan Connolly
IE Busted

Tags: Declan ConnollyJim O'Callaghan

Antonio Merone Takes Big Pot From Gary McGinty

Yardley • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Antonio Merone opened from early position and Gary McGinty called from the small blind to get to a heads up flop of {8-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{4-Hearts}.

McGinty check-called a bet of 175,000 from Merone and they saw the {10-Hearts} hit the turn.

A check from McGinty saw a further bet of 395,000 from Merone and once again McGinty called.

The river was the {6-Spades} and a final check from McGinty saw Merone bet 860,000 and a call from McGinty.

Merone showed his {4-Spades}{4-Clubs} flopped set to win a huge pot and even up the stacks.

Gary McGinty IE
Gary McGinty
IE 5,600,000 -1,350,000
Antonio Merone it
Antonio Merone
it 5,400,000 1,600,000

Tags: Antonio MeroneGary McGinty

Declan Connolly Doubles Up

will_shill • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Declan Connolly moved all in for 715,000 from the cutoff. It folded to Gary McGinty in the big blind who asked for a count before calling.

Declan Connolly: {2-Hearts}{2-Spades}
Gary McGinty: {q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}

The flop came {7-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}. The turn caused Connolly a great scare as it came the {7-Diamonds} giving McGinty both counterfeit and flush outs. The river was the {6-Spades} and Connolly breathed a sigh of relief and doubled up.

Gary McGinty IE
Gary McGinty
IE 6,950,000 -750,000
Declan Connolly IE
Declan Connolly
IE 1,500,000 785,000

Tags: Declan ConnollyGary McGinty

Level:
28
Blinds:
40,000/80,000
Ante:
10,000

Michael Graydon Eliminated in 7th Place (€20,980)

Yardley • Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
Michael Graydon - 7th Place
Michael Graydon - 7th Place

Antonio Merone opened and it folded to Michael Graydon who moved all in and Merone called.

Graydon: {a-Spades}{k-Spades}
Merone:{q-Clubs}{q-Hearts}

The flop was a doozy of {q-Spades}{k-Clubs}{6-Spades} giving Merone a set of queens and Graydon the nut flush draw.

The turn {4-Hearts} and river {6-Diamonds} was no good to “Big Mick” though and he was eliminated.

Antonio Merone it
Antonio Merone
it 4,000,000 2,100,000
Michael Graydon ie
Michael Graydon
ie Busted

Tags: Antonio MeroneMichael Graydon

Sean Prendiville Gets a Walk

will_shill • Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

There has been actual all day between Sean Prendiville and Gary McGinty, and in this hand when McGinty folded in the small blind with Prendiville in the big blind, Prendiville turned over {a-}{a-} much to the dismay and amusal of his tablemates!

Sean Prendiville ie
Sean Prendiville
ie 2,650,000 150,000

Tags: Sean Prendiville