Irish poker legend Donnacha O’Dea heads the final eight as the 2015 Irish Open plays to a winner
The final table is set at the 2015 Paddy Power Poker Irish Open, and when play resumes at noon tomorrow, Irish poker legend Donnacha O’Dea will be in the lead on just over 2 million chips.
Winner of one WSOP bracelet and veteran of countless final tables, as well as the father of recent WSOP finalist Eoghan O’Dea, O’Dea is making his first Irish Open final table appearance. Also still in the running is Declan Connolly (playing his third Irish Open final), UKIPT winner Kevin Killeen and EPT finalist Baard Dahl.
Declan Connolly and Ioannis Triantafyllakis are also battling it out privately for another prize – as the last two players standing in the Sole Survivor promotion, there is an added €50,000 incentive for them to stay in the tournament as long as possible. The dynamics between these two and the rest of the final table will be fascinating.
Steve O’Dwyer was chip leader at the start of Day 3, but things did not go entirely his way – he eventually took home €12,500 for 15th place. Other notable players who made it into the money but did not progress to the final table included Keith Hawkins (23rd), Simon Deadman (16th), and people’s favourites Feargal Nealon (18th) and Tom Kitt (outflipped on the final table bubble for 9th). The unluckiest player of the day was Peter Barrable – he lost a coinflip with pocket Fours against Giacomo Fundaro’s A-Q on the money bubble and was the last player to leave the tournament with nothing to show for it.
Today’s final table promises to be one of the best in recent memory, and you can watch the entire affair, with hole cards, on a 30 minute delay via our live stream. Play kicks off at noon, and the live stream will begin at 12.30.
- Seat 1: Declan Connolly – 1,050,000
- Seat 2: Donnacha O’Dea – 2,010,000
- Seat 3: Kevin Killeen – 1,280,000
- Seat 4: Michael Wang – 1,215,000
- Seat 5: Andreas Gann – 485,000
- Seat 6: Baard Dahl – 962,000
- Seat 7: Fergal Cawley – 655,000
- Seat 8: Ioannis Triantafyllakis – 1,898,000
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