Daniel Wilson Wins 2016 Irish Poker Open

Irish pro Daniel Wilson has won the 2016 Irish Open Main Event, after defeating a field of 802 players over four days on his way to capturing the title, and collecting a first place prize worth €150,000 ($167,920), representing his best live cash to date.
Following his victory at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin, Daniel Wilson now boasts $442,631 in live tournament earnings, to go with the $1,928,717 he has won online playing under the screen name ‘NukeTheFish’.
The €1,150 Irish Poker Open featured a prize pool worth €801,500, with 95 players subsequently seeing a return on their investments. By the time the final table of nine had been set, Michael Conaty was the chip leader on a 6.2m stack, followed by Daniel Wilson with 4m, and Igor Arkhipov in third spot with a 2.5m in chips.
Daniel Wilson then sent both Michael Rossiter (9th) and Igor Arkhipov (8th) to the rail in a double-elimination hand. He followed up by doing likewise to Brian Nolan (7th), Vegard Ropstad (4th), and Tomas Soederstroem (3rd) to set up the final battle against fellow Irishman Michael Conaty for the title.
At the start of heads-up, Wilson enjoyed a 14.84m to 9.025m chip advantage over his remaining opponent, and before long the deciding hand was played with Wilson (A-K) and Conaty (9-9) moving all-in preflop. The dealer subsequently laid out an A-5-2-6-6 board to consign Michael Conaty to a runner-up finish worth €85,000, while Daniel Wilson was crowned this year’s Irish Poker Open champion.
Final Table Results:
1: Michael Conaty €150,000
2: Michael Conaty €85,000
3: Tomas Soederstroem €52,000
4: Vegard Ropstad €36,500
5: David Costello €28,500
6: Petr Vejmelka €22,500
7: Brian Nolan €18,000
8: Igor Arkhipov €14,475
9: Michael Rossiter €12,150
Another Irishman that did well at the 8-day, 32-event poker series in Dublin was Cathal O’Malley, who defeated a 236 player field at the €250 Mini Irish Open Main Event to collect a first place prize worth €9,600. Furthermore, five of the top ten finishers in the tournament also hailed from the Emerald Isle

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