The Irish Open is happening on the on-line poker website partypoker, with the Foremost Occasion already underway. The occasion started on March 26 and can run by April 7. As an alternative of happening in Dublin prefer it usually would, the occasion is on-line. The 2020 and 2021 sequence has been hosted on-line at partypoker because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and journey considerations.
This yr, the Foremost Occasion has a buy-in of €1,100 and started with three beginning flights. A complete of €1 million is assured by partypoker and already gamers are vying for a spot within the competitors. So many gamers have signed as much as compete that the prize pool pushed previous its assure and sits at simply over €1.6 million.
Marc MacDonnell a Favourite to Win
A number of high gamers are competing within the Foremost Occasion, hoping to bag bragging rights and naturally, the first-place prize cash. It appears to be like as if Marc MacDonnell stands a superb probability to win the occasion, having gained a stack of over 4.2 million chips taking the lead after Day 1b.
As one of many high execs in Eire, it might be becoming for MacDonnell to earn the win. The poker professional has taken half within the occasion earlier than, even ending in 5th place again in 2012. This yr although, he hopes to go all the best way and declare the title.
Whereas MacDonnell is a power to be reckoned with, he won’t begin Day 2 first in chips. First is Artsiom Prostack with simply over 5.7 million in chips. Justin Ouimette is in second with 4.56 million and Morten Landberg Pedersen in third with simply over 4.5 million. Vikto Zsemlye is fourth with 4.Four million in chips.
Day 1c nonetheless has to play so the result could also be completely different. The remaining opening flight occurred final night time and included sooner blind ranges at simply 10 minutes. The gamers who survived the opening flights got here collectively final night time and the remaining gamers who make it by will transfer on to Day three immediately.
The ultimate 9 will hit the digital felt on April 7 and play right down to the winner.
Qualifiers Have been Out there
The buy-in to Foremost Occasions in any sequence is normally unattainable for normal gamers. To assist everybody have a shot at competing, the web poker site determined to supply qualifiers for the massive occasion. Gamers may compete in 4 completely different steps to the highest, incomes a spot within the Foremost Occasion by going all the best way to the top.
The ultimate qualifier had a direct buy-in of solely €109, which for a lot of is an inexpensive possibility. Partypoker gave away a number of seats to the Foremost Occasion, which helped gamers of all bankrolls and talent ranges participate.