Pablo Silva wins Irish Poker Open Main Event on partypoker for €462,100

Pablo Brito Silva scooped the €462,100 top prize for winning the Irish Poker Open Main Event last night, the Brazilian victorious over Andras Nemeth heads-up as the annual event played out on partypoker…

By: Andrew Burnett

With the coronavirus pandemic looking as though it would force the cancellation or at least postponement of the popular annual shindig, partypoker stepped in and offered to play host to the event – putting up a €1million guarantee.

That number was blown out of the water when 2945 entries appeared across the four day 1 starting flights, making it a €2,945,000 prizepool with €462,099.55 for first place.

By the end of day two only 51 remained, with Sam Greenwood and the Team partypoker trio of Anatoly Filatov (185th for €2,768) Kristen Bicknell (219th for €2,503) and Jeff Gross (359th for €2,209) in the money but out of the title chase.

WSOP final tablists Nick Marchington and Vojtech Ruzicka were still in, along with Parker Talbot and Andras Nemeth, and that latter pair would make it all the way to the final table.

Talbot, known online as TonkaaaaP, ran out of steam in 7th spot for a €45,000 cash, but Nemeth eventually found himself heads-up against Silva, with a massive payday on the cards.

If Silva’s name sounds familiar, it’s likely because he took down one of the last big events before the ‘coronavirus lockdown’ kicked in, scooping the $1million first prize in partypoker’s MILLIONS South America Main Event in Uruguay.

After a tense battle, the Brazilian pulled off an amazing double when the turn card ensured all the chips would go in, the Hungarian all-in and at risk after having just doubled up…

♦ ♥ ♣ ♠

Pablo Brito Silva: 9♥ 7♣
Andras Nemeth: 10♣ J♦

Board: J♣ 8♦ 4♣ 10♦ 3♥


Other Poker news

Leave a Reply

To post comments you need to Login or register your free HighstakesDB account.


No comments have been posted yet.